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Part Time Consultant Psychiatrist - Learning Disabilities

Cygnet Health Care

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Are you a Consultant Psychiatrist looking for your next challenge within Learning Disabilities?

A brand new exciting opportunity has become available for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team.

The Opportunity

As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will have medical responsibility for clients across the service and work as part of a team to include; Allied Health Professionals, Psychology. Management and Support Workers.

In this role, you will have overall responsibility of client treatment plans, whilst liaising with the multi-disciplinary team. Duties will include; screening and assessing referrals, mental state examination of service users, appropriate investigation / diagnosis and treatment, participation in clinical audit. You will also lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management and embed clinical governance within the service.

Be responsible for the supervision of reports for Mental Health Act Tribunals and managers' hearings and attend hearings whenever possible.

The Specifics

The post-holder will work part time to provide psychiatric care to Cygnet Woodside (BD6 3DQ) – a therapeutic hospital service with an occupancy of 9 adult male residents. This is high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities and other complex needs.

Are You The Successful Candidate We Are Looking For?

  • Current experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist
  • GMC registration, Section 12 Approval and AC Status
  • Experience of working in Adult Learning Disability / Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • CCT/CESR in Learning Disability is desirable
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and risk management principles
  • Proven record of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Excellent communication skills

In Return, We Will Offer

  • Salary: up to £75k (depending on experience)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement which increases with length of service
  • CPD support and study leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • The opportunity to undertake further learning and development
  • Relocation package will also be considered

About Us

Cygnet have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for over 30 years. With a true focus on outcomes, those who use or commission our services can be assured we are an experienced, service-user focused, provider of quality treatment, care and rehabilitation.


The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

Are you seeking a new and rewarding challenge where you can make a positive change?

Click the link to apply.

*Please note - speculative recruitment emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own.*

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