Specialty Doctor - Male Rehab / Mental Illness
Ref: CYG07483

  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester , Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HF
  • 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 Colchester.

    Cygnet Hospital Colchester, formerly known as Fairview Hospital, is a 37 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs.


    The Opportunity

    As a Specialty Doctor you will work alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist and as part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide continuous medical cover to clients in our Male Rehabilitation Mental Illness ward.  

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

    Assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and initiating treatment plans under Consultant supervision of clients 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 clients 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
    • Desirable: Section 12


    In return, we will offer you:


    • Salary: up to £90,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • The ability to work alongside an onsite Consultant Psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team
    • NHS Discount Card
    • Free meals
    • 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.


    *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.


  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester, is a 57 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs, and women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex mental health needs.

    Our services are recovery-focused, with the aim of preparing individuals for a move to rehabilitation or step-down services, and ultimately, back into the community wherever possible.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

  • Job Description
  • JobDescription_Speciality_Doctor.doc

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