An excellent NHS job opportunity for a modern and dynamic Consultant in Learning Disability Psychiatry to join a department that is highly focused in providing great quality healthcare to their patients. The health board offers fresh challenges, first-rate training and development, genuine scope for career progression, along with competitive income and a work-life balance that's second to none! This is a perfect chance for Consultants in Learning Disability Psychiatry looking to grow their career in the NHS.
The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.
WHAT IS THE HEALTH BOARD LIKE?
The Health Board was established in 2003 and is responsible for healthcare in Powys, which is the largest county in Wales. While this health board doesn't have a district general hospital, they have a network of community hospitals, local primary care teams, visiting consultants and specialists, social care and voluntary organisations who all work together to provide a wide range of health services in their local communities.
The health board has 9 community hospitals, and an integrated health and social care centre at Builth Wells, as well as clinics and services across the county. In 2019, the health board received the Welsh Government's Gold Corporate Health Standard award. They are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of their staff, both at work and at home. Besides providing health and wellbeing service, they also offer a range of schemes to support their staff.
The health board is committed to supporting the continued professional development of their valued workforce. They offer a wide range of in-house clinical and non-clinical training, as well as support to develop through accessing education and training through their partnerships and education providers.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The service provides specialist healthcare services for adults with learning disability for the population of 140,000 total population. Community services are provided by multi-disciplinary Community Learning Disability Teams located in the 5 local authorities’ bases within the county. The CLDTs are co-located with social services and have close organisational links.
The service has developed links with primary and secondary care. There are also close links facilitated by being part of a Mental Health and LD Division, with Adult Mental Health. Work is currently being undertaken to ensure smooth working across specialities through the development of care pathways for interface issues.
The post holder is expected to provide outpatient care throughout the county and to play a full and active role in the community teams. The post holder is expected to lead medical responsibility for an area of clinical governance. The post holder is expected to lead on service development within a particular area of service.
The Health Board is also very active in facilitating the development of junior medical staff to ensure that the medical service of the future is highly trained and effective. There are four centres for postgraduate education with Postgraduate Organisers appointed at each centre. The central Deanery in Wales is based in Cardiff and is headed by Professor Derek Gallen, Postgraduate Dean. The Health Board enjoys a close relationship with the Postgraduate Deanery and annual visits to each centre ensure that the postgraduate education taking place across the Health Board is relevant and effective.
All consultants take a full and active role in postgraduate education both by the ongoing teaching commitment to their own junior staff and also by participating fully in multidisciplinary educational events across the Health Board.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
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