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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/10/2021.

Speciality Doctor - Psychiatry

Job Reference: J177-A-21-0752

Equilibrium Healthcare
£70,000 - £80,000 doe

We have a new opportunity for a Staff Grade Doctor to join our Lead Consultants team at our innovative and well-run service, Jigsaw Hospital, a 34-bed locked rehabilitation service located in West Didsbury.

Working under the direction of our Lead Consultant, Vijay, you will work as part of a highly-skilled MDT team providing medical support and advice for our service users. The Team comprises a leading Consultant Psychiatrist, Head of OT, Occupational Therapist, Behavioural Assistant and a full complement of Support Workers, Registered Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses.


The Role

As the Staff Grade Doctor, you will work with the MDT to deliver a service consistent with the Care Programme Approach. Some of your duties will include:

  • Attending daily MDT handover meetings each morning with the multidisciplinary teams, providing medical support and advice
  • Preparing Mental Health Review Tribunal and Hospital Managers hearing reports under the supervision of the Consultant
  • Working alongside the local GP surgery to ensure all service users have a full physical health screen upon admission - including examination, ECG, and blood
  • Clerking in new Admissions
  • Writing reports, documenting ward rounds and CPA meetings
  • Contributing to the service development by participating in Clinical Governance activities by conducting audits, research and teaching
  • Participate in the medical on-call rota, one in four


Our Doctor

You will provide psychiatry liaison with the support of the Lead Consultant to our service users in the Hospital. Ideally, you will have experience in a similar setting to Elanor, either from core training or a trust grade job. In addition to this, our SAS Doctor will have:

  • Full GMC Registration
  • 2 - 3 Years of experience in Psychiatry
  • Section 12 approved or willing to gain approval
  • Participate in the medical on-call rota, one in four
  • Have excellent communication skills


Our Offer

We want to reward you for your hard work and dedication. In return, we would like to offer:

  • A competitive salary between £70,000 - £80,000 per year doe
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, plus Bank Holidays
  • Attractive and flexible working pattern, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Generous Employee Benefits Scheme
  • Professional development and support with further education
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Generous Refer-A-Friend scheme
  • A meal provided on shift
  • Free Parking


The Hospital

Jigsaw provides 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care for adults, males and females, suffering from mental illness, learning disabilities and personality disorders.

The service was built to support 34 service users and is equipped to ensure all current and future care provisions are met.

It also hosts a brand-new wellness centre, compromising a coffee shop, gym and Virtual Reality Consultation Room.


A little about us

Equilibrium Healthcare is a leading adult residential healthcare provider in Greater Manchester. We are a diverse team of individuals – from Support Workers and Clinical Nursing teams to Registered Managers and Marketing professionals, who collectively have a positive impact on the lives of our service users, their families and each other.

All four of our services have been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by the CQC for their leading levels of care, staff and facilities.


Please contact Jon, Head of Recruitment, should you require additional information regarding our opportunity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


We will not be accepting Agency Submissions at this time.


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