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Consultant Psychiatrist - Male Learning Disabilities (Part Time)
Ref: CYG35520

Location
Taunton, TA3 7BQ
Salary
£115,000 - £120,000 per year + £5,000 welcome bonus
Hours
Part Time
Closing date
Thursday 25 April 2024

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

We have an excellent part-time (4 days per week) opportunity at Cygnet Hospital Taunton. 

The post holder will provide psychiatric care to 9 inpatients on Redwood Ward and 4 inpatients on Peacock Ward.

Redwood ward is our 9-bed high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities and associated complex needs who may also have behaviours that challenge.

Peacock ward is our 4-bed acute service for men which has the sole aim of working with service users to plan for their discharge out of hospital.

Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides provides acute inpatient admissions service for men and a specialist inpatient service for men diagnosed with a learning disability.

In this role, your expertise will be the driving force for life-changing treatment – fully supported by a Specialty Doctor and first-class multidisciplinary team.

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

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

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


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 telephone on-call rota

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Competitive salary up to £120,000 per year (at 32 hrs per week)
  • £5,000 welcome bonus
  • 30 days annual leave entitlement + birthday & work anniversary + 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
  • Teaching opportunities including teaching medical students, teaching on the Cygnet CESR programme and Cygnet MRCPsych programme
  • 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
  • Relocation package 
  • Smart Health Toolkit, including 24 hour GP service with the option of prescription delivery to your local pharmacy
  • Cygnet Annual Medical Conference

We are looking for someone who is... 

  • Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified 
  • LD experience or having a special interest in this area
  • Registered on the specialist register (CCT/CESR), Section 12 and AC Status
  • Experienced & knowledgeable in adult psychiatry & 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 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.  

We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

What next?

If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you.
Click the link to apply or email a copy of your CV to AlmaMatei@cygnethealth.co.uk

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