Specialty Doctor - Female Personality Disorder
Ref: CYG08040

  • Location
  • Cygnet Alders Clinic, 155 Podsmead Road, Gloucester, GL1 5UA
  • Salary
  • £80,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 25/02/2020

    An exciting opportunity has become available for a Specialty Doctor to join our team at Cygnet Alders Clinic.

    Cygnet Alders Clinic in Gloucester is a CQC rated ‘Good’ 20 bed rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex needs.

    The service delivers personalised and an integrated combination of psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions. These can include; DBT, CBT, MDT and Schema Therapy. Our aim is to address the core features of personality disorder: emotional regulation, interpersonal functioning, and self-identity and to prepare the women in our care for a transition to life back in the community.

    The Opportunity...

    As a Specialty Doctor you will have clinical responsibility for up to 20 patients under the direction of a Consultant Psychiatrist at the service. Clients may have complex mental health needs, challenging behaviours and a primary or secondary diagnosis of personality disorder.

    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, physical health screening along with liaison with GP’s as indicated and 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.

    You will have... 

    • 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

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Salary up to £80,000 (Depending on Experience) 
    • Support from an onsite Consultant Psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • CPD support and study leave
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • Free meals
    • Learning and development opportunities
    • 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.


    About Us

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for over 30 years.


    Contract Hours: F/T or Flexible P/T (20-40 hours per week)

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

    Are you seeking a new and rewarding challenge where you can make a positive change?

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