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Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry - Cardiff North


Main area
Mental Health Services for Older People
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
University Hospital Llandough
£82,356 - £106,920 per annum
Salary period
23/10/2022 23:59



Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Consultant to join our Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) community team covering the North Cardiff area, based in the Llanfair Unit at University Hospital Llandough.

The role includes assessment and treatment of people over 65 years old with both functional (affective and psychotic disorders) and organic (neurodegenerative) illness, with frequent co-morbidity across both physical and mental health needs.  Assessments occur in both the community (private homes or care homes) and hospital settings (outpatient, day hospital, acute assessment and extended assessment venues).

The appointee will be expected to work closely with other MHSOP services including Community REACT (crisis) team, Nursing & Residential Care Home Liaison Service, Younger Onset Dementia Service, Assessment and Recovery Unit and General Hospital Liaison Service.  The post holder will regularly participate and contribute to weekly multi-disciplinary meetings.

The Consultant and team will input to in-patients across five wards.  Admissions are prioritised by the clinical team and managed via the Patient Flow Team via a bed management system that the Consultant will input into.  

Main duties of the job

Outpatient clinics are held weekly and are currently at University Hospital Llandough.  Acute day hospital patients will be admitted to Assessment and Recovery Unit (ARU) at Llandough.  The Care Home Liaison, REACT and Hospital Old Age Psychiatry Liaison Services will support in effective delivery of clinical care.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales.  The basic salary range for this post is £82,356 per annum to £106,920 per annum plus a further £26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards.  Consultants in Wales paid on one of the first three points of the substantive Consultant pay scale also receive a Wales recruitment incentive payment.

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full.  In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well” and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • On GMC Specialist Register for specialty / Specialty Registrar with CCT / CESR(CP) due within six months of interview date


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive training as Specialist Registrar or equivalent to include in-patient and community work


Essential criteria
  • Counselling / Communication skills


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice


Essential criteria
  • Active research interests


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to participating in and understanding of the management process


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone


Essential criteria
  • Satisfactory Immigration Status

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantStonewall Top 100 EmployerPurple SpaceVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldStonewall Hyrwyddwr Amrywiaeth Diversity ChampionStonewall Gold 2022Accredited Living Wage Employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Arpita Chakrabarti
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
02921 825777