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19 May 2020

Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist

£70,000 - £140,000

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England


£70,000 - £140,000 per annum





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Learning Disability Consultant Psychiatrist 

Location: Mansfield, Nottingham

Salary: up to £140,000 per annum (Negotiable depending upon experience)

Hours: Full Time (40 hours + regional on calls)

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Consultant Psychiatrist looking for a new challenge in Learning Disabilities? Do you want to join an organisation that truly lives its values?

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 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.

Job Advert

An exciting new opportunity has become available for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our team at Cygnet Sherwood Lodge. Cygnet Sherwood Lodge is a high dependency complex care service for men with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. As part of Cygnet Health Care, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of Learning Disabilities and mental healthcare, Cygnet Sherwood Lodge is a fantastic place to take your career forward.

The Opportunity

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

In this role, you will have overall responsibility of patient 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 ward rounds and clinical audit. You will also lead the implementation of risk assessment, risk management and embed clinical governance within the hospital. Be responsible for the supervision of reports for Mental Health Act Tribunals and managers' hearings and attend hearings whenever possible.

In this role you will:

  • Have medical responsibility for the patients at Sherwood Lodge
  • Streamline and manage the admissions and discharges for the most efficient use of beds at the hospital
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT); working collaboratively with Consultant Psychiatrists, Doctors, other AHPs on site NHS clinicians and commissioners who contract services from the hospital
  • Working in close collaboration with service users and multidisciplinary teams to produce effective treatment plans for service users
  • To have daily handovers from the nursing staff as well as all other appropriate meetings including MDT meetings, CPAs, NHSE CTRs, Tribunals and Managers’ hearings
  • Participate in the Consultant on-call rota

 You must have:

  • Current experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist, GMC registration, Section 12 Approval and AC Status
  • Experience of working in Learning Disability Psychiatry services
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • MRCPsych or equivalent
  • In-depth knowledge of Mental Health Legislation
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and risk management principles
  • Proven record of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Excellent communication skills

What can they offer you?

  • Salary up to £140,000 
  • Support from an onsite Specialty Doctor and multi-disciplinary team
  • Medical indemnity cover
  • CPD support and study leave
  • Active participation in clinical governance
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Learning and development


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

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Next steps:

To find out more about the role, please call us on +44(0)203 862 0349, email lisa.thomas@msigroupltd.com or click the apply button and we’ll get back to you.