Specialty Doctor - Female Personality Disorder
Ref: CYG09584

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  • Location
  • Cygnet Alders Clinic, 155 Podsmead Road, Gloucester, GL1 5UA
  • Salary
  • £80,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 13/06/2020
  • Are you a Specialty Doctor looking for your next challenge?

    Give your career a positive change with an exciting and unique opportunity to work as part of a highly motivated specialist team in Gloucester.

    Experience rehabilitation psychiatry in a psychologically-focused service with opportunities to work as part of a team providing holistic care to support patients with complex care needs.

    Cygnet Alders Clinic is a CQC-rated ‘Good’ (Outstanding for ‘Caring’) 20-bed community-based inpatient rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with complex needs, trauma, attachment difficulties and personality disorder.

    The service delivers a personalised and integrated approach involving a combination of psychological, pharmacological and rehabilitation interventions.

    We are recruiting for a Full-Time Specialty Doctor (1 in 6 remote on call). Potential to consider Part-Time or Flexible Working.

    The Opportunity...

    As a Specialty Doctor you will have clinical responsibility for patients under the direction of a Consultant Psychiatrist. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for adult women with a complex trauma history and diagnosis of personality disorder.

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

    In this role you will carry out mental state examination of newly admitted patients; assessment; appropriate investigation; physical health screening; 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 and there will be a role for liaison with GP’s and local hospital services as indicated.

    You will participate in weekly ward rounds and other multidisciplinary meetings, ensuring that full and up-to-date clinical information is available and there will be the opportunity to work alongside other disciplines in the delivery of care and treatment.

    As this role involves working with patients who may be frequent users of GP/General Hospital services and display multiple physical health comorbidities, the ideal candidate may have a General Medical or GP background or Psychiatry background with experience/interest in aspects of General Medicine.

    This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge both in medical and psychological treatments whilst actively participating in service improvement and development in a highly specialist hospital setting.

    Are you the successful candidate we are looking for?

    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 decisions and managing risk and know 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 (Full-Time)
    • Membership of a high quality monthly CPD Programme with other hospitals from the South-West region
    • Protected time for Specialty Doctor Peer Group attendance
    • Study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc.
    • Generous annual, study and exam leave allowance
    • Access to NHS Discount Scheme
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Learning and development opportunities
    • Support from on-site consultant Psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team
    • Appraisal and supervision
    • Medical indemnity cover
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Free meals

    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 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.


    If you would like to discuss this role further or arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Mark Luffingham, Medical Director, markluffingham@cygnethealth.co.uk, Tel: 01452 222390

    About Us

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

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

    Click the link to apply.

  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Alders Clinic is a 20 bed rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex needs. Cygnet Alders Clinic is on the Welsh Hospital Framework with specialist service status.

    At Cygnet Alders Clinic we provide a specialist psychologically informed personality disorder pathway across three living areas; Severn, for assessment and stabilisation; Avon, where residents move as they engage and progress with their treatment pathway; and Coln, which focuses on transitioning to the community.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

  • Job Description
  • Specialty_Doctor_Job_Description_Alders.docx

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