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Specialty Doctor in Older Persons Mental Health

Specialty Doctor

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Older Person
Specialty Doctor
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Keir Hardie Health Park
Merthyr Tydfil
£39,251 - £73,195
03/12/2018 23:59

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

For more information about life in Cwm Taf, please visit our page.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.


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This is a Speciality Doctor post based in Cwm Taf University Health Board for Older Adult Psychiatry, CMHT services and you will be joining colleagues in a very dynamic and forward looking Directorate, with supportive colleagues and a culture where development and progression is embedded.Merthyr Tydfil Community Mental Health Service is based at Kier Hardy Health Park in Merthyr Tydfil, which is a new purpose built facility. The post holder will be clinically responsible to their Consultant, and managerially responsible to Dr Kishore Kale, Clinical Director. The post holder will be required to liaise with other senior clinicians as and when necessary. Further, the post holder will be expected to work at other UHB sites and elsewhere in the community, including patients’ homes from time to time.

The post holder will have access to an excellent Postgraduate Academic programme to cater to CPD requirements. The post holder will have exposure to maintain and develop a range of competencies (including inpatient and community services, out of hours duties and Medical Education and Research) and take up responsibilities tailored to individual career aspirations.

This post comes during a period of change within the Mental Health Directorate, with substantial service alterations happening across Older Peoples’ Services via Valley Life, an innovative project to change the way that care is provided.

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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

Please contact:

Dr Kishore Kale, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist & Acting Clinical Director – Tel (  01443 443700,

Mrs Lynne Garwood, Consultant Nurse and Associate Clinical Director – Tel (  01443 443700 to arrange a conversation or a visit.


If you have problems applying, contact

01443 443843