Consultant Psychiatrist Learning Disabilities

Cygnet Health Care
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an outstanding Consultant Psychiatrist looking for new challenges, career development and a competitive salary?

We have an excellent full-time opportunity working across two of our services, Cygnet Elms and Cygnet Cedars. Cygnet Cedars and Cygnet Elms are high dependency complex care services for men and women with learning disabilities and associated complex needs. Both services are rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC

In this role, your expertise will be the driving force for life-changing treatment - fully supported by a Specialty Doctor and first-class multidisciplinary team.

And you'll have the opportunity to progress to Medical Director level through our management schemes, including Leadership and Management programmes accredited by The Chartered Management Institute.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others - every day.


Your role responsibilities...

Work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT)
Take overall responsibility for patient treatment plans in conjunction with the MDT
Assess referrals & undertake mental state examinations of service users
Undertake appropriate investigations, diagnosis & treatment
Participate in ward rounds & clinical audits
Lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management & embed clinical governance
Supervise reports for Mental Health Act tribunals & managers' hearings & attend hearings
Participate in the on-call rota

Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

Competitive salary up to £85,000 per annum (Depending on experience)

30 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays

5 days study leave, study budget and in-house CPD/ peer group programme

Company paid Life Assurance scheme covering 3x salary

Contributory pension scheme

Research opportunities to include publishing in The Cygnet Journal (Cygnet's co-produced peer review journal) and joining the Cygnet Research & Development Group

Teaching opportunities including teaching medical students, teaching on the Cygnet CESR programme and Cygnet MRCPsych programme

Opportunity to lead and participate in QI & Audit initiatives

Company Funded Cash plan with the ability to claim up to £1000 per annum worth of benefits including free Physiotherapy, Osteopaths, Optical, dental, consultations, scans and free prescriptions

Gym Discounts across the UK as well as free online fitness classes with ClassPass, Nutritional Programmes and Fitness Consultations

Discount schemes including Reward Gateway, NHS Discount and Blue Lights Card

Free meals, on-site parking and EAP support
Car leasing scheme

Smart Health Toolkit, including 24 hour GP service with the option of prescription delivery to your local pharmacy

Cygnet Annual Medical Conference

We are looking for someone who is...

Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified
Registered on the specialist register (CCT/CESR), Section 12 and AC Status
Experienced & knowledgeable in Learning Disabilities, adult psychiatry & mental health diagnosis
Knowledgeable of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, along with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
A first-rate communicator who can interview, assess & treat patients & write clear, comprehensive medical notes
Committed to continued professional development
Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
A member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) or equivalent

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes. Our expert care enables thousands of individuals to consistently make a positive difference to their lives.

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