Bank Specialty Doctor
Ref: CYG07683

  • Location
  • 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA
  • Salary
  • Negotiable
  • Hours
  • Bank
  • Closing date
  • 30/06/2020
  • We are looking for bank Specialty Doctors to provide on call cover to our well-established Psychiatry Teams based in Coventry, Churchill, Woking, Maidstone, Colchester, Harrogate, Stevenage and Darlington.

    Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist services for over 30 years. We have a range of service lines you could work in to include; Adult Mental Health / CAMHS / Forensic / PICU / Personality Disorder / Acute and more.

    The Opportunity…

    As a bank Doctor you will have priority choice over any on calls and full time locum positions that need covering within our 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.

    You will have…

    ·       Full GMC registration

    ·       Experience in Adult Psychiatry

    ·       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

    ·       Will need to be a car driver as on call doctors are required to reach services within 30 - 40 mins 

    ·       Section 12 is preferred  

    Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

    ·       Hourly rate – Negotiable based on services provided

    ·       NHS Discount card

    ·       The ability to work alongside an onsite Consultant Psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team

    ·       Free parking

    ·       Free meals

    ·       Weekly invoicing

    ·       Paid for Private Indemnity covered by Cygnet

    ·       Paid DBS


    Please contact Sobia on 0121 728 8111 / and we will be more than happy to discuss pay rates 

    Working Hours

    All on call shifts will be out of hours. Weekday shifts consist of working from 5 PM till 9 AM and weekends will be 9 AM – 9 AM.

    We do also have full time locum roles available, so please contact the Recruitment team for further details.


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

    What next?

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

    Please click onto the ‘Apply now’ link below and someone will be in touch.

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