Specialty Doctor - Neuropsychiatry
Ref: CYG07509

  • Location
  • Cygnet Heathers, Grout Street, West Bromwich, B70 0HD
  • Salary
  • up to £88,000 (including on call)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 07/01/2020
  • An exciting opportunity has become available for a Specialty Doctor to join our inter-disciplinary team at Cygnet Heathers.

    Cygnet Heathers in Birmingham is a CQC rated ‘Good’ neuropsychiatric inpatient service for up to 20 adult male clients. Our focus is on maximising creating an environment that engages our service users and sets the tone for recovery.

    The site has been carefully designed and equipped with an all-integrated physical environment to aid our clients’ neurobehavioural rehabilitation process which assists the men to manage visual, spatial and perceptual difficulties.

    The Opportunity...

    As a Specialty Doctor you will work alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist to provide continuous medical cover to client’s within the service, maintain standards of care and support with initiating treatment plans.  

    The post-holder will support the Consultant Psychiatrist with the following;

    • screen and assess referrals
    • undertake client examination to establish diagnosis
    • provide appropriate treatment
    • prescribe and review medication

    You will have a key role providing support to the Consultant Psychiatrist in risk management and embedding clinical governance within the service. There is a requirement to participate in ward rounds, multi-disciplinary meetings, Care Programme Approach Meetings (CPA’s), Mental Health Review Tribunals (MHRT’s) 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 communicate effectively with other agencies and professionals as required for client assessment and for co-ordination of discharge plans.

    The appointed candidate will become part of an established onsite team comprising of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Allied Health Professionals, Psychologist, Management, Nursing Staff and Healthcare Support Workers.

    Successful Medical Professionals at Cygnet….

    • Are passionate about making a difference, every day
    • Embrace our company values; care, respect, empower, trust and integrity
    • Understand that our clients are at the heart of everything we do

    Our Specialty Doctors also need to have…


    • GMC registration
    • An MBBS (or equivalent) medical qualification
    • Experience as a Staff Grade / Specialty Doctor or Associate Specialist
    • Excellent verbal / written communication skills to consult with patients / staff members effectively and document clear and comprehensive medical notes


    • Experience within an adult neuropsychiatry setting
    • Section 12 Approval
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists membership (MRCPsych) or equivalent
    • Excellent verbal / written communication skills to consult with patients / staff members effectively and document clear and comprehensive medical notes
    • Have a clear understanding of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice
    • Experience in making clinical decisions along with knowledge of risk assessment and management principles
    • Proven record of CPD (Continued Professional Development)

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Salary up to £88,000 (including West Midlands Regional 1 in 8 on-call rota)
    • Expert clinical supervision from a highly experienced Consultant Neuropsychiatrist along with peer support from an inter-disciplinary team
    • NHS and employee discounts
    • Free meals
    • Internal and external opportunities for CPD, appraisal and revalidation support
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • The opportunity to attend an internal monthly Medical Professionals Event – fantastic for networking and clinical case discussion
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave (with funding support)
    • Contributory pension scheme

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

    • A formulated programme to assess your educational needs and to help you achieve the competencies necessary to help you progress to Consultant level
    • The opportunity to rotate within the wards/services to gain experience across various subspecialties
    • An assigned educational supervisor who will review your progress weekly and oversee your educational development
    • Support with MRCPsych exams


    Contracted hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:30 + regional 1 in 8 on-call

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

    What Next?

    Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist services for over 30 years. We are also a member of the Independent Neurorehabilitation Providers Alliance (INPA).

    At Cygnet Heathers, educational and vocational support is key to client recovery, and programmes are tailor-made for individuals, drawing on a variety of external resources. Our client centred approach puts the individual at the centre of their own discharge planning. With the right support and our innovative and proactive rehabilitation environment, our aim is to support with the return to the community or another suitable care pathway placement.

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.


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