Consultant Psychiatrist - Female Personality Disorder
Ref: CYG07456

  • Location
  • Cygnet Coventry, Lansdowne Street, Coventry, CV2 4FN
  • Salary
  • £140,000 with contributory pension
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 07/01/2020

  • Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Consultant Psychiatrist looking for a new challenge? Do you want to join an organisation that truly lives its values?


    An exciting new opportunity has become available for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Coventry on Ariel Ward. As part of Cygnet Health Care, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of mental healthcare, Cygnet Hospital Coventry is a fantastic place to take your career forward.


    The Female Personality Disorder inpatient unit at Cygnet Hospital Coventry provides specialist care and treatment for women with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD).


    The treatment modality for the ward is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) which involves individual and group therapy as well occupational therapy, additional psychological therapies and sessional support from other professionals.


    The Consultant will ensure the following:


    • Clinical standards practised are in accordance with recognised best medical practice
    • High quality care is delivered to all patients
    • Patient safety is paramount as adherence to best practice avoids medical errors


    The Opportunity


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

    In this role, you will have overall responsibility of patient 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 ward rounds and clinical audit. You will also lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management and embed clinical governance within the hospital. Be responsible for the supervision of reports for Mental Health Act Tribunals and managers' hearings and attend hearings whenever possible.

    This role is a full time position.

    We are looking for people who have:


    • Current experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist, full GMC registration, Section 12 and AC Status
    • Experience in Adult Psychiatry is essential
    • 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 a multi-disciplinary team
    • Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Physicians, General Practitioners or equivalent

    In return, we will offer you:


    • Salary: up to £140,000 with contributory pension
    • NHS Discount Card
    • Tier 2 Sponsorship can be offered
    • Free meals 
    • Specialty Doctor onsite support
    • 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


    About Us


    At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. Our expert and highly dedicated care enables us to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.




    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?


    Please 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.*

  • Job Description
  • Consultant___Female_PD_Job_Description_1_.doc

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