Specialty Doctor - Male Mental Health
Ref: CYG05565

  • Location
  • Cygnet Sedgley House, Woodcross Street, Wolverhampton, WV14 9RT
  • Salary
  • £80,000 + £8k on-call allowance
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 28/06/2019
  • Cygnet Health Care has recently merged with The Danshell Group. This is an exciting time and a new chapter. Here’s your chance to be a part of it!

    Work for a UK leading independent healthcare provider who have recently been nominated for 4 HealthInvestor Awards 2019.

    An exciting opportunity has become available to join us as a Specialty Doctor working 40hrs per week across Cygnet Sedgley House & Lodge in Wolverhampton.

    Sedgley House is a 20 bedded high dependency rehabilitation service for men with a diagnosis of mental health support needs. Sedgley Lodge is a 14 bedded mental health rehabilitation hospital and is the next step for recovery from Sedgley House.

    Clients may be detained under the Mental Health Act. Typical diagnosis can include; personality disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, depression, substance/alcohol misuse etc. Dedicated clinical teams provide a multi-disciplinary input including occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and vocational training.

    The Opportunity...

    As a Specialty Doctor you will work alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist to provide continuous medical cover to clients at these services. You will work as part of a close-knit and caring team to include; Allied Health Professionals, Psychology, Management, Nursing and Support Staff.

    In this role, you will carry out mental state examination of newly admitted patients along with assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and treatment under the supervision of a Consultant Psychiatrist. You will be confident in assessing a wide range of psychiatric disorders alongside a supportive multi-disciplinary team.

    Participation in weekly Ward Rounds and in other multidisciplinary meetings, including Care Programme Approach Meetings (CPA’s), Mental Health Review Tribunals (MHRT’s) and Section 117 meetings, ensuring that full and up-to-date clinical information is available to the meeting and ensuring that medical decisions are implemented as planned.

    You will have...

    • Full GMC registration and an MBBS (or equivalent) medical qualification
    • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
    • The ability to demonstrate sound clinical judgment / experience in making clinical decision and managing risk and knows when to seek help
    • Excellent verbal / written communication skills along with the ability to interview, assess and treat patients and write clear comprehensive medical notes
    • Proven record of CPD (Continued Professional Development)
    • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Desirable: Section 12
    • Desirable: Royal College of Psychiatrists membership (MRCPsych) or equivalent

    Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

    • Salary: up to £80k (depending on experience) + £8k on-call allowance
    • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
    • Support from an onsite Consultant Psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • CPD support and study leave
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Free parking and meals
    • Learning and development

    The opportunity to progress to Consultant level through our CESR programme:

    • A formulated programme to assess your educational needs and to help you achieve the competencies necessary to help you progress to Consultant level.
    • The opportunity to rotate within the wards/services to gain experience across various subspecialties.
    • An assigned educational supervisor who will review your progress weekly and oversee your educational development.
    • Support with MRCPsych exams.

    About Us

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for over 30 years.


    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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

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