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Consultant Psychiatrist – Acute Mental Health Services

Job Reference: J103-A-21-26233

Cygnet Health Care
Cygnet Hospital Colchester
Up to £150,000 per annum (Depending on Experience)

Consultant Psychiatrist – Acute Mental Health Services

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 Colchester for a Consultant 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 on Highwoods Ward, our Acute 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, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists


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


Highwoods Ward at Cygnet Hospital Colchester is a 19 bed male acute service. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.


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.




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 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 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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