Consultant Psychiatrist / Neuropsychiatrist
Ref: CYG08407

  • Location
  • Cygnet Newham, Hemlington Village Rd, Middlesborough, TS8 9DE
  • Salary
  • Up to £150,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 04/03/2020
  • An exciting opportunity has become available for a Consultant Psychiatrist / Neuropsychiatrist to join our brand new service called Cygnet Newham.


    This is a full-time position (10 programmed activities) providing psychiatric care to female patients aged 18-65 at Cygnet Newham, Middlesbrough.

    Cygnet Newham is a Neuropsychiatric service with 12 hospital beds and 8 stepdown beds offering care and treatment to those affected by acquired brain injuries. It is a safe and secure place to aid recovery as well as offering those diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease, a caring and long term placement to support and help manage the progression of their symptoms.


    The Opportunity...

    As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will have clinical responsibility for the patients across the service. 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 have overall responsibility of client treatment plans, whilst liaising with the multi-disciplinary team. Duties will include; screening and assessing referrals, mental state examination of service users, appropriate investigation / diagnosis and treatment, participation in ward rounds and clinical audit.

    You will prescribe and review medication, lead the implementation of risk assessment / risk management, and embed clinical governance within the services.

    Each patient must be interviewed and re-assessed at a frequency appropriate to their individual clinical needs and sufficient to monitor changes and make timely modifications to the treatment plan.

    Participation in Ward Rounds and in other multi-disciplinary 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
    • Section 12 Approval and AC Status
    • Experience of working in adult mental health / neuropsychiatry
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists membership (MRCPsych) or equivalent
    • Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
    • The ability and experience in making clinical decisions along with knowledge of risk assessment and management principles
    • 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

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…


    • Salary up to £150,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • Support from an onsite multi-disciplinary team
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • CPD support and study leave
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Learning and development

    About Us…

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for over 30 years. Our CEO is a Qualified Psychiatrist, meaning service user care is at the heart of everything we do.


    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?

    *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.*


  • Job Description
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