Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
Ref: CYG08390

  • Location
  • Cygnet Stevenage, Graveley Road, Stevenage, SG1 4YS
  • Salary
  • Up to £150,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 26/02/2020
  • An opportunity has become available for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our vibrant and highly experienced inter-disciplinary team at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage.

    Cygnet Hospital Stevenage is a CQC rated ‘Good’ mental health inpatient service that offers a therapeutic environment for up to 86 clients, split into 6 wards where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. We provide two separate care pathways for men and women from locked acute admissions services to low secure through to medium secure services.

    The Opportunity...

    As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will have clinical responsibility for patients and their treatment plans on a medium secure female ward and half of a low secure male ward.

    The post-holder will;

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

    This role will lead on risk management and embedding clinical governance within the hospital. 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.

    The appointed candidate will become part of an established onsite team comprising of Specialty Doctors, Consultant Psychiatrists, a Medical Director, Allied Health Professionals, Psychologists, 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 Consultant Psychiatrists also need to have…

    • GMC and specialist registration (CCT/CESR) in Forensic Psychiatry 
    • Section 12 Approval and AC Status
    • CCT in Forensic Psychiatry and experience of working with this client group
    • 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
    • An MBBS (or equivalent) medical qualification
    • 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 £150,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • Expert clinical supervision from a highly experienced and long serving onsite Medical Director 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



    Contracted hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:30

    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.

    At Cygnet Hospital Stevenage, our team of professionals are dedicated to delivering superior patient care through a range of a range of proven models of treatment. We provide a range diagnostic assessments along with comprehensive psychological input and a variety of therapies that support personalised client care, with a key focus towards independent living.

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

    Click the link to apply.


  • Job Description
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