Specialty Doctor
Ref: CYG06726

  • Location
  • Cygnet St Teilo House, Goshen Street, Rhymney, Gwent, NP22 5NF
  • Salary
  • Up to £80,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/10/2019
  • An exciting opportunity has become available to join us as a Specialty Doctor at St. Teilo.

    Cygnet St Teilo House is a 23-bed hospital specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women in a safe and comfortable environment. Cygnet St Teilo House has been designed to provide an environment which promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity.


    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 x 2 onsite Consultant Psychiatrists and as part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide continuous medical cover to clients at these services.

    You will undertake initial clerking and mental state examination of patients on admission.

    Assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and initiating treatment plans under Consultant supervision of inpatients of the unit are key duties of this role, along with maintaining full records of medical and psychiatric assessments and interventions.

    To prescribe and review medication under the supervision of the relevant Consultant Psychiatrist and undertake clinical audits and maintain and monitor standards of care.

    Good communication with the multi-disciplinary team and nursing staff, including morning handover meetings each working day. Participation in ward rounds and in other multi-disciplinary meetings, including Care Programme Approach Meetings (CPA), Managers Panels, Mental Health Review Tribunals etc.

    To communicate effectively with mental health and other agencies and professionals as required for client assessment and for co-ordination of discharge plans.


    We are looking for people who have:


    • Full GMC registration
    • Experience in Adult Psychiatry is preferred
    • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
    • 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 with as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Desirable: Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Physicians, General
    • Practitioners or equivalent


    In return, we will offer you:


    • Salary: up to £80,000 (pro rata / depending on experience)
    • NHS Discount card
    • The ability to work alongside an onsite Consultant Psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team
    • Generous annual leave entitlement which increases with length of service
    • CPD support and study leave
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development
    • Medical indemnity cover

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

    • You will be interviewed and a programme will be formulated to assess your educational needs and to help you achieve the competencies necessary to help you progress to Consultant level.
    • You will get the opportunity to rotate within the wards/services to gain experience across various subspecialties.
    • You will be assigned an educational supervisor who will review your progress weekly and oversee your educational development.
    • You will get support with the MRCPsych exams.


    About Us


    We have over 30 years’ experience in providing specialist mental health treatment, rehabilitation and support in service user focused environments that provide evidenced, quality health care in national and regional care pathways.




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


    If you are interested in applying for this role and would like to speak with someone for an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Dr. Sri Lanka (Regional Medical Director - Midlands) on 07736 616478.


    *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.*


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


    Please click the link to apply.


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