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Specialty Doctors


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Cygnet Health Care is one of the UK's largest independent providers of mental health care pathways, providing high value integrated services to a wide range of individuals. We aim to offer personalised care to service users with psychological, emotional and addiction problems. For our hospital-based services, this spans medium security all the way to rehabilitation services, with a wide variety of specialist mental health, learning disability and personality disorder services offered at all stages of the pathway.

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage is located just off J8 of the A1M, on the northern outskirts of Stevenage in Hertfordshire the hospital is easily reached from Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. Stevenage itself also has a regular train service connecting it to Kings Cross in London. The hospital is purpose built with 90 beds split into six wards that provide two separate care pathways for men and women from medium secure through low secure to locked services.

Are you a dynamic, innovative Psychiatrist looking for a challenge in the independent sector? We at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage are looking for high calibre, Specialty Doctors aspiring to enhance their professional portfolio.

We require motivated and enthusiastic Specialty Doctors for our male & female acute wards designed for sectioned service users. We also welcome applications from Doctors who have 3 years psychiatric experience post full registration with the GMC.

For those who are part-way through their training we are looking for individuals who have been exposed to a forensic setting for at least 6 months and should be able to demonstrate an interest in the advertised client groups. MRCPsych is desirable but not essential and support and study leave is provided for those wishing to take these exams. The post requires the successful applicant to participate in the on call rota (1 in 6 days which includes weekends).

We offer:

• Teaching & CPD programmes
• generous study & exam leave
• financial support for further training and personal development
• active participation in clinical governance

• Appraisal & peer supervision
• possible rotation between services
• share options & annual bonus schemes
• contributory pension scheme
• free life insurance
• subsidised meals and a comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre.

Each hospital is committed to the development and well-being of all staff and provides regular supervision, on-going training and access to Cygnet-wide career opportunities. All employees are encouraged to identify their own learning and development needs linking them with the current and future needs of the hospital and each hospital has a generous continuing education budget together with flexible rotas to permit attendance at day release training schemes.

For further information please call Duncan Barton, Hospital Manager, on  ( Phone number removed ) .

To apply, please contact Sarah Phelan, Recruitment & Training Administrator, on  ( Phone number removed ) .

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