Specialty Doctor CAMHS
Ref: CYG07995

  • Location
  • Cygnet Bury, Buller Street, Bury, BL8 2BS
  • Salary
  • £85,000
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 04/02/2020

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


    This role is for a Specialty Doctor in the CAMHS on the Buttercup Ward. This is 08 bedded LSU ward (females). This ward admits and treats acutely unwell patients who are often detained compulsorily under the Mental Health Act 1983. The ward has a Consultant Psychiatrist in CAMHS who is the Responsible Clinician for all the detained patients. The ward has a full complement of multi – disciplinary team (MDT) including a Specialty Doctor, a Clinical Psychologist, Nursing team, and a Social Worker.


    The Specialty Doctor will provide medical input to Buttercup Ward as part of a MDT. When covering the out of hours, as part of the on call rota, the doctor will cover the whole site (Cygnet Hospital Bury).


    The Opportunity


    You will be part of a medical team of 20 doctors on site (including 12 Consultants and 8 Specialty Doctors)

    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 minimum 1: 6 Rota. It is currently 1:7 and will reduce to 1:8 when fully recruited (Non Resident on Call)


    We are looking for people who have:


    • Full GMC registration along with post registration experience
    • Relevant experience within CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
    • The ability to interview and assess patients whilst making informed decisions in reference to appropriate treatment options
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to write clear comprehensive medical notes
    • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
    • Up to date record of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
    • The ability to work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team
    • Desirable: MRCPsych or equivalent


    In return, we will offer you:


    • Salary: up to £85,000 (depending on experience)
    • NHS Discount Scheme
    • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • Study leave and CPD opportunities
    • Company pension scheme
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
    • Relocation package will be considered


    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.


    Cygnet Bury


    Cygnet Hospital Bury provides a wide range of inpatient mental health services for men and women including specialist deaf services and CAMHS provision for adolescents. Security levels range between medium secure to rehabilitation services. Cygnet Hospital Bury has 167 inpatient beds. It has 125 beds for adults and 42 beds within its Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  

    In our CAMHS service we have one PICU Wards (Primrose), one general acute ward (Wizard), and two low secure ward for females (Buttercup and Mulberry). The medical staffing includes four Consultants and four Specialty Doctors. Each ward has a full complement of the MDT including a Consultant and a Specialty Doctor.



    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 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.

    Are you interested in joining our CAMHS service within a role where you can make a positive difference?

    Click the link to apply.


  • Job Description
  • Specialty_Doctor_CAMHS_Job_Description_v_Buttercup_26_Nov_2019.doc

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