Part Time Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities
Ref: CYG11228

  • Location
  • Cygnet Woodside , 279 Beacon Road, Wibsey, Bradford, BD6 3DQ
  • Salary
  • Up to £75,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/10/2020
  • Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist looking for your next challenge within Learning Disabilities?


    A brand new exciting opportunity has become available for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team.

    The Opportunity


    As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will have medical responsibility for clients across the service and work as part of a team to include; Allied Health Professionals, Psychology. Management and Support Workers.

    In this role, you will have overall responsibility of client treatment plans, whilst liaising with the multi-disciplinary team. Duties will include; screening and assessing referrals, mental state examination of service users, appropriate investigation / diagnosis and treatment, participation in clinical audit. You will also lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management and embed clinical governance within the service.

    Be responsible for the supervision of reports for Mental Health Act Tribunals and managers' hearings and attend hearings whenever possible.


    The Specifics


    The post-holder will work part time to provide psychiatric care to Cygnet Woodside (BD6 3DQ) – a therapeutic hospital service with an occupancy of 9 adult male residents. This is high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities and other complex needs.


    Are You The Successful Candidate We Are Looking For?


    • Current experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist
    • GMC registration, Section 12 Approval and AC Status
    • Experience of working in Adult Learning Disability / Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • CCT/CESR in Learning Disability is desirable
    • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • MRCPsych or equivalent
    • Knowledge of risk assessment and risk management principles
    • Proven record of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
    • Excellent communication skills


    In Return, We Will Offer


    • Salary: up to £75k (depending on experience)
    • Generous annual leave entitlement which increases with length of service
    • CPD support and study leave
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • The opportunity to undertake further learning and development
    • Relocation package will also be considered


    About Us

    Cygnet have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for over 30 years. With a true focus on outcomes, those who use or commission our services can be assured we are an experienced, service-user focused, provider of quality treatment, care and rehabilitation.




    The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

    Are you seeking a new and rewarding challenge where you can make a positive change?

    Click the link to apply.

    *Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*


  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Woodside provides a high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.

    We provide a safe therapeutic hospital service for nine men who have suffered a recent on-going acute episode in the community. It also complements acute and secure hospital settings by offering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation as part of a robust care pathway which includes residential and supported living services.

    Located in the suburbs of Wibsey in Bradford, the hospital is within close proximity to local services and amenities, including major transport links.


    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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