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Specialty Doctor in Older Adult Psychiatry

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Part time: 10 Sessions
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County Hospital
£40,232 - £75,023 pa annum pro rata
08/04/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



Specialty Doctor in Older Adult Psychiatry

Full Time (10 Sessions)

Based: Ty Siriol Unit, County Hospital, Pontypool NP4 5YA 

Start date: as soon as practicable 

 Closing Date for Applications: Midnight On 8th  April 2020

An enthusiastic Specialty Doctor is required to join the Torfaen Borough Older Adult Mental Health team, with a catchment area of approximately 18000 Older Adults.

Torfaen and south-east Wales is a thriving and cosmopolitan location, with easy access to the Severn Bridge in the east and the capital, Cardiff, in the west. The locality is surrounded by some of the most breath taking scenery in the UK, with the sea to the south and the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains to the north.

Torfaen is dissected by the M4 corridor – and with the removal of the tolls to cross the Severn Bridge it has never been more accessible. Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

Staff wellbeing is one of the Health Board’s priorities, with a comprehensive package of support and development opportunities available to all. It is the Health Board’s aim that it is an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work as feeling valued at work has a positive impact on both staff and patients.

Torfaen borough has a very well developed community older adult mental health team, a well modelled & novel inpatient functional illness ward responsible for all the 5 boroughs and a forward thinking and innovative Memory assessment service. There is psychology and OT support embedded across the service. There is a separate dedicated Older Adult Psychiatric Liaison (OAPL) team to deal with patients admitted to general hospital. There will be opportunities for teaching, clinical research and quality improvements initiatives. The current post holder has successfully completed an MSc in Psychiatry and MRCPsych qualifications and has been a lecturer for undergraduates. The job planning would give ample opportunities to have further training in Psychiatry and to develop a special interest.

The post holder will be based at the purpose built Ty Siriol Unit where the CMHT, Memory Assessment service, inpatient functional illness unit, in-reach nurses, occupational therapy, outpatient and Clinical Psychology departments are co-located. The post holder will have comprehensive responsibilities along with the Consultant Psychiatrist. The adult psychiatric unit, Talygarn, is located adjacent with which we maintain a close working relationship. County hospital has general outpatient facilities for various medical specialties, inpatient medical rehab wards with some frailty assessment beds, physiotherapy department and some investigation facilities.

The post holder will be required to work closely with the Frailty (care of the elderly) team based at County Hospital to help manage comorbidities.

This position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

• Enhanced check with barred list information, including  an adults barred list check

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a License to Practice. Experience in older adult medicine would be beneficial. Practical knowledge of Mental Health Act & Mental Capacity Act are essential.

Vacancy Ref: 040-SD172-R-D
Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 8th April  2020
Published on NHS Jobs and Trac:  12th March 2020


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Patrick Chance, Tel: 01633 238247, email: