Ad Hoc/ On Call Doctor
Ref: CYG10092

  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • Competitive
  • Hours
  • Full Time / Part Time /Bank
  • Closing date
  • 17/07/2020
  • Are you an outstanding Specialty Doctor in Psychiatry looking for a challenge which allows you to work flexibly?


    We are looking for On Call Specialty Doctors to provide on call cover to our well-established Psychiatry Team based in Cygnet Hospital Taunton, providing cover across nights and weekend days.


    Cygnet Hospital Taunton has a good overall CQC rating and provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.


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




    Your role responsibilities…


    • Ensure that the ward is at all times aware of contact arrangements, and that those arrangements are always in place and they enable the ward to make contact immediately in the event of an admission or clinical emergency
    • Respond immediately to contact from the ward and be immediately available to travel to reach the hospital
    • Attend the hospital to assess, physically examine, and initiate immediate management of every admission, maintaining high professional standards
    • Keep clinical records to a satisfactory standard.
    • Report clinically to the responsible clinician for individual patients and to the Medical Director, who will be responsible for maintaining standards of service
    • Prescribe and review medication under the supervision of the relevant Consultant Psychiatrist and undertake clinical audits and maintain and monitor standards of care
    • Maintain good communication with the multi-disciplinary team and nursing staff, including morning handover meetings each working day.
    • Ensure that the wards are not left without medical cover at any time during the duty period and that any urgent clinical situation is properly and safely managed, and stabilised


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…


    • Competitive on call rates: £200 for a night on call during the week/ £250 for a weekend day.  Call out fee: £50 each time called out
    • The ability to work alongside an onsite Consultant Psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team
    • Free parking
    • Paid for Private Indemnity covered by Cygnet
    • Paid DBS
    • Appraisal & peer supervision
    • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
    • Contributory pension scheme & company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Free meals on duty & cycle to work scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks


    We are looking for someone who is...


    • Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified 
    • Experienced within a mental health setting
    • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Knowledgeable of mental health legislation & codes of practice
    • An excellent clinical decision maker, with sound judgement & ability to manage risk
    • A first-rate communicator who can interview, assess & treat patients & write clear, comprehensive medical notes
    • Committed to continued professional development
    • Preferably approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act & a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent


    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 2,200 individuals across 108 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives.


    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you.

    Click the link to apply.



  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

    The hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery.

    Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.


    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.

  • Job Description
  • On_call_Doctor_Taunton.doc

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