Specialty Doctor - Female Acute
Ref: CYG08004

  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Hexham, Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4JR
  • Salary
  • Up to £90,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 03/02/2020
  • Are you a Specialty or Associate Specialist Doctor looking for your next challenge in Psychiatry?

    Give your career a positive change with an exciting opportunity which has become available at Cygnet Hospital Hexham to cover our brand new Acute Adult Female Service. We are recruiting for two Specialty Doctors to start, working Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00 (1:6 on call included in salary).

     This is a full-time position to support the Consultant Psychiatrist and the Multi-Disciplinary Team to provide clinical services to adults at Cygnet Hospital Hexham. Cygnet Hospital Hexham is an acute hospital for up to 26 females. It provides state-of-the-art facilities and a multi-disciplinary treatment programme designed to assist service users in their recovery.

    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 Opportunity...

    As a Specialty / Ward Doctor you will have joint clinical responsibility for up to 26 patients under the direction of a Consultant Psychiatrist. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for females who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

    You will work as part of a close-knit and caring team to include; Allied Health Professionals, Psychology, Management, Nursing and Support Staff.

    In this role, you will carry out mental state examination of newly admitted patients along with assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and treatment under the supervision of a Consultant Psychiatrist. You will be confident in assessing a wide range of psychiatric disorders alongside a supportive multi-disciplinary team.

    Participation in weekly Ward Rounds and in other multidisciplinary meetings, including Care Programme Approach Meetings (CPA’s), Mental Health Review Tribunals (MHRT’s) and Section 117 meetings, ensuring that full and up-to-date clinical information is available to the meeting and ensuring that medical decisions are implemented as planned.

    Are you the successful candidate we are looking for?


    • Full GMC registration and an MBBS (or equivalent) medical qualification
    • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
    • The ability to demonstrate sound clinical judgment / experience in making clinical decision and managing risk and knows when to seek help
    • Excellent verbal / written communication skills along with 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 as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Desirable: Section 12
    • Desirable: Royal College of Psychiatrists membership (MRCPsych) or equivalent


    You Will Be Offered:


    • Salary up to £90,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • Study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc.
    • Monthly CPD Grand Rounds where you will attend educational meetings and get the opportunity to meet fellow psychiatrist from across the region.
    • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
    • Generous annual, study and exam leave
    • Financial support for further training and personal development
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Appraisal and peer supervision
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Free life insurance
    • Free meals on duty


    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.


    Able to demonstrate the abilities, experience and skills needed to deal effectively and constructively with conflict in challenging situations, you have taken an active part in service improvement and in developing your knowledge and skills in the use of psychological treatments. This is a great opportunity to set the culture and shape the services.


    For further information on all of our opportunities, or to apply, please visit www.cygnetjobs.co.uk
    *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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