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Clinical Fellow/ CT LAS - Mental Health

Job Description

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

We are looking for an appropriately qualified CT level doctors for CT (LAS) posts in Mental Health across the Health Board. The successful candidates will have experience of multi-disciplinary team working and community based working, Good communication skills (written and oral) and full registration with the General Medical Council. Full GMC Registration is essential.

The Mental Health and Learning Disabilities directorate provides mental health and learning disabilities services to the counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. There is a very good post graduate educational programme and also opportunities for professional development.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is one of seven acute Health Boards in Wales. It provides primary and secondary care services for 375,000 residents within its borders in the counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion and has over 9,500 staff.

Hywel Dda University Health Board has a number of opportunities for Medical, Dental and General Practitioner posts in a number of different specialities based within one of our 4 acute hospitals.

The posts offer excellent opportunities to gain valuable experience in busy and supportive departments. There is also an opportunity to rotate into different specialties within the 4 sites to gain additional training.

We are able to provide you with excellent teaching and training, with a robust induction into the NHS processes and procedures. There is also a fully functional Clinical Skills laboratory on some of our sites to improve and enhance your skills.

You will enjoy excellent conditions of employment, whilst building your future in one of the best locations in the UK. All of our sites offer a relaxed lifestyle and picturesque countryside, whilst providing experience in modern General Hospitals. Overseas applicants should demonstrate a breadth and depth of experience comparable to that obtainable in the UK.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is an integrated health body, ensuring the delivery of high quality primary, community, mental health and secondary care services. It is responsible for the health and wellbeing of people across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It also provides a range of services for people living in South Gwynedd and Powys. Integrated health boards are a key first step in creating a world class NHS in Wales.

Primary care and community services are delivered through: 55 GP practices, 51 Dental practices, 100 Community pharmacies, 52 Optometry premises, 8 Community hospitals, 11 Health centres
Our in-hospital services are currently delivered through 4 Hospitals (Bronglais, Glangwili, Prince Philip, Withybush)

Here in Wales we have no plans to impose a new junior doctors’ contract. Wales has a strong tradition of working in partnership with our staff and their representatives, and we will continue to offer attractive working arrangements and a positive training experience, based on the existing new deal arrangements.

The Health Board is fully committed to supporting employees to achieve an appropriate work life balance. We are continually developing ways in which to support greater flexibility. Job sharing and part-time working is already widespread throughout the organisation. Training and education are central to the function of the Health Board, forming a core element of the Clinical Governance Strategy. Hywel Dda is the prescribed connection for approximately 800 Doctors, with a dedicated Medical Appraisal and Revalidation Lead and Manager, who manages and co-ordinates appraisal and revalidation processes across all sites. There is also a team of 52 trained appraisers to undertake appraisal meetings. Appraisal workshops and training sessions are provided regularly across the Health Board.
Professor Keir Lewis has been recently appointed as the Chair of Respiratory Medicine in Hywel Dda with further appointments for the future, which will significantly increase the already very active research portfolio within the health board. So if you are a doctor interested in Research activities we have something to offer you, as we are the first Health board in Wales to recruit Bevan’s Fellows. This initiative programme aims to engage and capture the enthusiasm and commitment of our up and coming clinicians in Wales in addressing Prudent Health Care.

The Health Board runs a successful Consultant Development and Mentoring programme for newly appointed Consultants aimed at developing you as a senior leader to enable you to effectively contribute to Hywel Dda and its future direction.

West Wales provides a wonderful lifestyle opportunity, and is renown to be one of the most beautiful places in the UK. Some of our major sites are near coastal areas, from the beautiful beaches of Pembrokeshire to the spectacular mountains of Ceredigion, and offer excellent quality schools, an abundance of outdooractivities such as surfing, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, hiking and walking in a natural and clean environment, whilst enjoying working and living in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Reasonable property prices and excellent state schools contribute to low living costs and a high quality of life. There are also good road and rail connections to Cardiff and London.

If you are interested in progressing your career and contributing to the development of innovative models of rural healthcare in Mid & South West Wales then please visit NHS jobs to apply where job descriptions and person specifications can be found on the individual vacancies.

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable).

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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