Specialty Doctor - Adult Acute Services / Learning Disabilities
Ref: CYG10130


  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • Up to £90,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 25/07/2020
  • Specialty Doctor

    Salary: Up to £90,000 (Depending on experience)
    Location: Taunton, TA3 7BQ

     

    Are you an outstanding Specialty or Associate Specialist Doctor looking for your next challenge in psychiatry – and a competitive salary?

    With us, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your career to Consultant level through our prestigious CESR programme.

    We have an opportunity for a full-time Specialty Doctor to shape services at Cygnet Hospital Taunton – while being fully supported by a Consultant Psychiatrist and first-class multidisciplinary team.

    This exciting opportunity will provide psychiatric care to our Acute Adult Male Service and Learning Disabilities Service. You will work across our 4 bedded male acute step down service, 3 bedded acute older adult service and 7 bedded learning disabilities service.

    This role is Monday – Friday 09:00am – 17:00pm with 1:4 on call included in the salary

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

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    Your role responsibilities…

    • Provide high quality treatment under the direction of a Consultant Psychiatrist
    • Assess referrals & undertake mental state examinations of service users
    • Participate in weekly ward rounds & attend multidisciplinary meetings
    • Attend Care Programme Approach & Section 117 meetings & mental health review tribunals
    • Provide up-to-date clinical information at all meetings
    • Ensure that medical decisions are implemented as planned
    • Audit medical services & ensure compliance with GMC & other professional guidelines
    • Uphold policies & procedures and contribute to service governance & development

     

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Salary up to £90,000 (depending on experience)
    • Generous exam & study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc
    • Monthly CPD grand rounds where you’ll attend educational meetings & have the opportunity to meet psychiatrists from across the region
    • Financial support for further training & personal development
    • Appraisal & peer supervision
    • Company paid life assurance scheme
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
    • Free meals on duty & cycle to work scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation & 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

    Our CESR programme
    This programme will help you develop the skills you need to progress to Consultant level – and you’ll rotate within wards/services to gain valuable experience across various subspecialties.

    You’ll also have an educational supervisor to review your progress and oversee your development – and you’ll receive support with MRCPsych exams.


    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.  

     

    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.

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