Specialty Doctor - Male Autism / Mental Health
Ref: CYG07472

  • Location
  • Cygnet Wyke, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LR
  • Salary
  • Up to £90,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 13/12/2019

  • An exciting opportunity has become available to join us as a Specialty Doctor at Cygnet Hospital Wyke.


    Cygnet Hospital Wyke provides a comprehensive pathway of acute admissions services for men. Our team works closely and collaboratively with service users, their families and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge.


    This is a full-time position (10 programmed activities) providing psychiatric care to male patients aged 18-65 at Cygnet hospital Wyke. Adarna ward supports up to 18 men with mental health needs and an additional diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The focus is on helping individuals increase their independence wherever possible by accessing the community meaningfully; such as through work and education, as well as social and leisure facilities. All members of staff are trained in understanding ASD and in how to create a supportive environment for everyone. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) work together with individuals to provide a holistic, person centered, comprehensive assessment and care plan. The MDT ensures people’s needs are met in a way that helps achieve stability and discharge to the least restrictive setting.


    The post holder will also have responsibility for auditing the medical services rendered at the hospitals and ensuring their good quality in accordance to GMC and other relevant professional guidelines.  Moreover, the post holder will have responsibility for upholding the Company’s policies and procedures and protecting the Company’s interests as appropriate.


    The post will include on call responsibilities on a 1 in 7 basis.


    The Opportunity


    As a Specialty Doctor you will work closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist to provide continuous medical cover on a daily basis to the patients on the ward.

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

    Assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and treatment under Consultant supervision of inpatients of the unit. Each patient must be interviewed and reassessed at a frequency appropriate to their individual clinical needs and sufficient to monitor changes and make timely modifications to the treatment plan.

    Good communication with ward nursing staff, including morning handover meetings each working day.

    To participate in treatment plans and programmes as appropriate to ensure good medical practice within the MDT setting.

    The post-holder will participate in clinical audit, collating, analysing and presenting data at clinical audit meetings and care conferences as directed by the Consultant.

    General working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00 and will this role will include participating in the on call rota.


    We Are Looking For People Who Have:


    • Full GMC registration
    • 12 months adult psychiatry experience
    • Relevant experience within a similar setting (preferred)
    • Approval under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act (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
    • Desirable: Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, Physicians, General Practitioners or equivalent


    In Return, We Will Offer You:


    • Salary: up to £90,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
    • Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc.
    • Monthly education programme ran by a Consultant
    • Professional development – rotate within the wards / services to gain experience across various specialisms
    • Company pension scheme
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
    • Relocation package can also be offered


    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


    At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. We have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for almost 30 years. With a true focus on outcomes, those who use or commission our services can be assured we are an experienced, service-user focused, provider of quality treatment, care and rehabilitation.




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


    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.*



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