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SAS Psychiatrist - Adult Acute Care

Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Specialty Doctor in Acute Care to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Acute Care holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.

The department is a team of excellent people working closely together by communicating openly and honestly. The team is rapidly transforming and progressive. Each members of the team value and respect each other. They learn from each other and help each other be innovative. All the team members have the same goal - to improve health and wellbeing for all. They  support and train each other to make sure that all members are excel.

The department is delivered from the three DGH based inpatient facilities of the NHS Health Board. There are two PICU units based in another area. The department is led by consultants within a collaborative model of care which maintains community consultant involvement and offers continuity. Home Treatment Teams operate as part of the department. They provide the gateway for inpatient beds and in addition provide input to individuals who are suitable for early discharge from inpatient care.

The post holder will be expected to take part in the management of the service and give clinical advice to the Health Board and partner agencies delivering care to people within the catchment area, as well as provide clinical supervision and practice development of all hospital staff.

North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.

For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The Regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.

You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Care
  • Board Certified Specialist in Psychiatry

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Care
  • MRCPsych

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute Care
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT / CESR

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