Specialty Doctor - Male Low Secure

Cygnet
Stevenage
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

Are you an outstanding Specialty or Associate Specialist Doctor looking for your next challenge in psychiatry – and a competitive salary?

With us, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your career to Consultant level through our prestigious CESR programme.

We have an opportunity for a full-time Specialty Doctor / Associate Specialist to shape services at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage – while being fully supported by a Consultant Psychiatrist and first-class multidisciplinary team.

This role is based on Saunders Ward, our 15-bed Male low secure ward. The MDT on Saunders aims to provide safe and excellent quality care based on recovery model to their inpatients in a low secure environment using the Mental Health Act 1983, amended 2007 guiding principles, including the one that promotes least restrictive practice. 

Our low secure services provide intensive rehabilitation designed to support people to move safely along their care pathway in a safe environment. There is a dynamic programme of therapy and activity, designed to support the transition between inpatient services and the community.

The MDT staff are actively encouraged and supported to complete Quality Improvement Projects, as part of our supportive culture to continue to improve on the quality of care we provide.

There are excellent opportunities to progress your career in the form of support to complete MRCPsych exams.

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

  • Provide high quality treatment under the direction of a Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Assess referrals & undertake mental state examinations of service users
  • Participate in weekly ward rounds & attend multidisciplinary meetings
  • Attend Care Programme Approach & Section 117 meetings & mental health review tribunals
  • Provide up-to-date clinical information at all meetings
  • Ensure that medical decisions are implemented as planned
  • Audit medical services & ensure compliance with GMC & other professional guidelines
  • Uphold policies & procedures and contribute to service governance & development
  • Participate in the 1 in 5 On call doctors’ rota

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Salary up to ?£90,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Monthly CPD grand rounds where you’ll attend educational meetings & have the opportunity to meet psychiatrists from across the region
  • 30 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
  • 5 days study leave, study budget and in-house CPD/ peer group programme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme covering 3x salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Research opportunities to include publishing in The Cygnet Journal (Cygnet’s co-produced peer review journal) and joining the Cygnet Research & Development Group
  • Opportunity to lead and participate in QI & Audit initiatives
  • Company Funded Cash plan with the ability to claim up to ?£1000 per annum worth of benefits including free Physiotherapy, Osteopaths, Optical, dental, consultations, scans and free prescriptions
  • Gym Discounts across the UK as well as free online fitness classes with ClassPass, Nutritional Programmes and Fitness Consultations
  • Discount schemes including Reward Gateway, NHS Discount and Blue Lights Card
  • Free meals, on-site parking and EAP support
  • Smart Health Toolkit, including 24 hour GP service with the option of prescription delivery to your local pharmacy
  • Cygnet Annual Medical Conference, please follow the link to find out more about this year’s conference

We are looking for someone who is... 

  • Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified
  • Recent experience at ST level in General and / or Forensic Psychiatry.
  • Preferably MRCPsych or have completed rotational psychiatric training and taken the Royal College of Psychiatrists exams
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledgeable of mental health legislation & codes of practice
  • An excellent clinical decision maker, with sound judgement & ability to manage risk
  • A first-rate communicator who can interview, assess & treat patients & write clear, comprehensive medical notes
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