Medical Director / Consultant Psychiatrist
Ref: CYG12502

  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Hexham, Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4JR
  • Salary
  • Up to £160,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Closing date
  • 28/01/2021
  • Are you an outstanding Consultant Psychiatrist looking for new challenges, career development and a competitive salary?

    We have an excellent full-time Consultant Psychiatrist opportunity at our new hospital Cygnet Hospital Hexham. This role will be covering a 17 bedded Female Acute Ward. 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.

    You will also take on the excellent opportunity of Medical Director covering the acute and PICU services in the North East of England (Cygnet Hexham, Cygnet Victoria House and Cygnet Appletree). In this role, you’ll combine clinical expertise with sound strategic acumen and inspiring leadership to oversee the delivery of the very best care.

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


    Your role responsibilities…

    Medical Director

    • Lead on all aspects of clinical practice & serve as an example of operational excellence
    • Ensure optimal clinical outcomes for the people in our care
    • Provide expert knowledge & support within the service & to the wider team
    • Ensure quality & compliance with internal & external standards & regulations
    • Work with colleagues to provide integrated, whole person treatment & care
    • Coach, mentor & train colleagues

    Consultant Psychiatrist

    • 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

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Salary up to £160,000 (depending on experience)
    • Generous annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service
    • Study leave & support with CPD opportunities
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • Company paid life assurance scheme
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Free meals on duty & cycle to work scheme
    • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation & health checks
    • Relocation package will also be considered

    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
    • An accomplished leader & clinician with strong line management & communication skills
    • Experienced within a mental health setting and a multidisciplinary team
    • Knowledgeable of all aspects of clinical governance
    • Skilled in medical appraisals, clinical supervision, case investigation & case management
    • 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
    • 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.  

    We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.


    What next?

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

    Click the link to apply.



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