Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Female Personality Disorder
Ref: CYG06475

  • Location
  • Cygnet Derby, 100 London Road, Derby, DE24 8WZ
  • Salary
  • Up to £150,000 FTE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2019
  • An exciting opportunity has become available for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Derby.

    For this role we will consider applicants for either full time hours or part time.

    Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model. In 2018, the hospital scored 94% in a review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services.

    The Opportunity...

    As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will have clinical responsibility for up to 16 inpatients on the Low Secure Female Personality Disorder Service – Alvaston Ward with support from an onsite Specialty Doctor. 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 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 clients, appropriate investigation / diagnosis and treatment, participation in ward rounds and clinical audit.

    You will prescribe and review medication, lead the implementation of risk assessment / risk management, and embed clinical governance within the service.

    Each patient must be interviewed and re-assessed at a frequency appropriate to their individual clinical needs and sufficient to monitor changes and make timely modifications to the treatment plan.

    Participation in Ward Rounds and in other multi-disciplinary 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 also provide clinical support and supervision to the Specialty Doctor on the unit.

    You will have...

    • Full GMC registration and an MBBS (or equivalent) medical qualification
    • Section 12 Approval, Approved Clinician status, and registration on the specialist register (CCT/CESR)
    • Experience of working in adult mental health / personality disorder
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists membership (MRCPsych) or equivalent
    • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
    • The ability and experience in making clinical decisions along with knowledge of risk assessment and management principles
    • 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

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Salary up to £150,000 (FTE)
    • Relocation Package available
    • Tier 2 Sponsorship can be offered
    • NHS Discount Card
    • Support from an onsite Specialty Doctor and multi-disciplinary team
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • CPD support and study leave
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • Free meals
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Learning and development opportunities

    About Us

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for over 30 years. Our CEO is a Qualified Psychiatrist, meaning service user care is at the heart of everything we do.


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

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