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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Part time - 8 sessions per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Full details of proposed weekly timetable can be viewed on the Job Description. *This is indicative and to be agreed on appointment.)
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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
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St David's Childrens Centre, St David's Hospital
£52,542 - £82,418 pa pro rata
Salary period
12/06/2024 23:59

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NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor



Job overview

We are offering an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of care for Eating Disorders within the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Care Group for under 18s in Cardiff and Vale.

The EW&MH Care Group is driving forward the transformational agenda for CAMH services in Wales with the development of existing and additional teams, including the Eating Disorder team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic psychiatrist with an interest in service development and a desire to help service users and families. An interest to develop knowledge in the field of eating disorders is required.

You will provide specialist medical & psychiatric assessment and management, to contribute to formulation & diagnosis, and the delivery of care.  

You will have experience in carrying a service user caseload, including assessing service users with complex needs and supporting families with care planning within Eating Disorder services. 

Consultation, and support for other members of the multi-disciplinary team will be key aspects of the role, as well as working with health, education and social care. Supported in this role by a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist will be available. Competencies and an interest in the Eating Disorders would be ideal.  


Main duties of the job

  • Provide with senior colleagues a service in the speciality to the hospitals so designated, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and promotion of health.
  • Providing psychiatric input to the Eating Disorders Team.
  • Building on strong communication and pathways with Paediatric colleagues
  • Providing diagnostic assessment for Eating Disorders if required
  • Treatment of young people with Eating Disorders, supervision of staff and students
  • Maintain CPD
  • Provide informal teaching to placement students during clinics.
  • Undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the administration of the department.
  • Attend departmental meetings
  • Co-operate with local management in the efficient running of services.
  • Ensure that arrangements are in place for adequate staff to be available in relation to the treatment and care of patients.


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

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Anna Goel (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) and Dr Rebecca Bowen (Clinical Psychologist and Lead for CAMHS Eating Disorders) to discuss the post in more detail (02921 836730) 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC/GDC registration with a licence to practice
  • MB BCh or recognised equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Academic excellence (prizes, merits, distinctions etc)
  • • Research experience/degree


Essential criteria
  • 4 years postgraduate medical work including at least 2 years of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed-term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty, or equivalent experience/competencies
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in an Eating Disorder service and training in the use of standardised diagnostic assessment tools.

Skills, Knowledge, Ability

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Up to date with current practices in management of Eating Disorder
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions when necessary and to seek advice from senior doctors as appropriate
Desirable criteria
  • Computing skills
  • Audit
  • Research interests relevant to specialty
  • Teaching

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach
  • Motivated and efficient
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone
  • Commitment to working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Values aligned to those of the Health Board
Desirable criteria
  • Welsh spoken

Other requirements

Essential criteria
  • Satisfactory Immigration Status
  • Satisfactory Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory Disclosure Check

General Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Professional Values & Behaviours, Skills and Knowledge
  • Leadership & Teamworking
  • Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
  • Education & Training
  • Research & Scholarship

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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 desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anna Goel
Job title
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Anna Goel (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) and Dr Rebecca Bowen (Clinical Psychologist and Lead for CAMHS Eating Disorders) to discuss the post in more detail (02921 836730) 

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