Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Expiring today

Recruiter
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Colchester
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
01 Mar 2021
Ref
J103-A-21-25408
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Up to £150,000 (Depending on experience)

Colchester, CO4 5HF

Are you an outstanding Consultant Psychiatrist looking for new challenges, career development and a competitive salary?

We have an excellent full-time opportunity atCygnet Hospital Colchesterfor aConsultant Psychiatristto join us. Cygnet Hospital Colchester is a 54 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs.This role is based across Oak and Larch Court, our Learning Disability service for men

In this role, your expertise will be the driving force for life-changing treatment - fully supported by a Specialty Doctor dedicated to the ward and first-class multidisciplinary team, including specialist Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists

And you'll have the opportunity to progress to Medical Director level through our management schemes.

Larch Court has four beds and provides intensive support for men with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs.

Oak Court has 10 beds and provides dedicated and person centred support to men with a learning disability, associated complex needs and behaviours that challenge, who are at different stages of their care pathway.

We are happy to consider any flexible working needs for candidates, including one day per week working from home

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others - every day.

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Your role responsibilities...

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT)
  • Take overall responsibility for patient treatment plans in conjunction with the MDT
  • Assess referrals & undertake mental state examinations of service users
  • Undertake appropriate investigations, diagnosis & treatment
  • Participate in ward rounds & clinical audits
  • Lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management & embed clinical governance
  • Supervise reports for Mental Health Act tribunals & managers' hearings & attend hearings
  • Participate in the second on call rota


Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

  • Salary up to £150,000 (depending on experience)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service
  • Study leave & support with CPD opportunities
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • Company paid life assurance scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free meals on duty & cycle to work scheme
  • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation & health checks
  • Relocation package will also be considered


We are looking for someone who is...

  • Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified
  • Registered on the specialist register (CCT/CESR), Section 12 and AC Status
  • Experienced & knowledgeable in adult learning disability & mental health diagnosis
  • Knowledgeable of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, along with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
  • A first-rate communicator who can interview, assess & treat patients & write clear, comprehensive medical notes
  • Committed to continued professional development
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • A member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) or equivalent
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes. Our expert care enables thousands of individuals to consistently make a positive difference to their lives.

What next?

If you care about making a difference - we want to talk to you.

Click the link to apply.

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