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Consultant Psychiatrist Learning Disabilities
Ref: CYG18957

Cygnet Hospital Beckton, E6 6ZB
Up to £120,000 per annum
Part Time
Closing date
Monday 13 September 2021

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


We have an excellent part-time (0.8 FTE) opportunity at Cygnet Hospital Beckton, in this role you will be working 4 days per week.


This role is based on Hansa ward, our Mental Health and Learning Disability Service which can support up to 13 patients and 6 step down patients at Hansa Lodge.


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.  


Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a specialist service for women, situated in the East End of London. We provide a comprehensive service across four specialist wards; PICU, Tier 4 Personality Disorder, Learning Disorder and Complex Personality Disorder for women with complex mental health needs.


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 and undertake mental state examinations of service users
  • Undertake appropriate investigations, diagnosis and 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 and managers’ hearings and attend hearings
  • Participate in the telephone on-call rota


Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Salary up to £120,000 pro rata for 4 days per week (depending on experience)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service
  • Study leave and 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 and cycle to work scheme
  • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation and health checks
  • Relocation package will also be considered

We are looking for someone who is... 

  • Fully GMC registered and MBBS (or equivalent) qualified 
  • Registered on the specialist register (CCT/CESR), Section 12 and AC Status
  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry services as well as adult psychiatry and 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 and treat patients and 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.  


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