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An exciting opportunity has become available to join us as a Specialty Doctor at Cygnet Sheffield.

Cygnet Hospital Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire. The hospital provides adult secure and adolescent services which are contracted by the NHS England Specialist commissioning teams. The Hospital has been chosen by NHS England to provide a 15 bed CAMHS LSU service from April 2019. In addition to the CAMHS LSU the hospital has a Female Adult Low Secure Ward, CAMHS PICU and a CAMHS General Adolescent unit.

This is a full time position which will based on the 15 bed CAMHS Low Secure Unit at Cygnet Hospital, Sheffield. The post holder will be expected to work as part of a multidisciplinary team which will include a wide range of professional disciplines and will work collaboratively with the NHS clinicians and commissioners who contract services from the hospital. The Unit will receive referrals from all over England.

The Opportunity

As a Specialty Doctor you will work closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist to provide continuous medical cover on a daily basis to the patients on the ward.

You will undertake initial clerking and mental state examination of patients on admission.

Assessment, appropriate investigation, diagnosis and treatment under Consultant supervision of inpatients of the unit. Each patient must be interviewed and reassessed at a frequency appropriate to their individual clinical needs and sufficient to monitor changes and make timely modifications to the treatment plan.

Good communication with ward nursing staff, including morning handover meetings each working day.

To participate in treatment plans and programmes as appropriate to ensure good medical practice within the MDT setting.

The post-holder will participate in clinical audit, collating, analysing and presenting data at clinical audit meetings and care conferences as directed by the Consultant.

General working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00 and will this role will include participating in the on call rota.

We Are Looking For People Who Have:

Full GMC registration along with post registration experience
Relevant experience within CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services)
The ability to interview and assess patients whilst making informed decisions in reference to appropriate treatment options
Excellent communication skills and the ability to write clear comprehensive medical notes
Excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice along with Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Capacity
Up to date record of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
The ability to work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team
Desirable: MRCPsych or equivalent

In Return, We Will Offer You:

The opportunity to progress to Consultant level through our CESR programme

You will be interviewed and a programme will be formulated to assess your educational needs and to help you achieve the competencies necessary to help you progress to Consultant level.
You will get the opportunity to rotate within the wards/services to gain experience across various subspecialties.
You will be assigned an educational supervisor who will review your progress weekly and oversee your educational development.
You will get support with the MRCPsych exams.

Salary: up to £85,000 (Depending on Experience)
Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
Generous annual leave entitlement
Study leave and CPD opportunities
Company pension scheme
Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
Relocation package can also be offered

About Us

At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. We have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for almost 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.


Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Are you interested in joining our CAMHS service within a role where you can make a positive difference?

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