BANK Clinical Psychologist Principal

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Part Time
Job summary

Clinical Psychologist - Older Adults Specialty Band 8a (bank)

�26.06 per hour + enhancements for unsociable hours

Do you want to be part of a team that consistently strives to deliver high quality care to patients in their own home?

Do you want to be proud of the care you deliver?

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinical psychologist with experience and enthusiasm in working with older people, to join the psychology bank. We have potential opportunities across the Fylde Coast Older Adult pathway, including CMHT and the RITT team, which provide a variety of approaches to support older people with complex mental health issues, with the aim of reducing the need for hospital admission where possible. A specialist care home liaison service is also provided to nursing and care homes.

The psychology post involves direct and indirect psychological assessment, formulation and intervention, consultation, training and supervision of psychology and non-psychology colleagues.

The successful applicant will be working with the multi-disciplinary team and team manager(s) to continue to develop a high quality, community-orientated service for older people. The successful applicant will also be working alongside other clinical psychology colleagues (including both complex case lead and locality lead psychologists).

About us

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially people who have experience of accessing mental health services, or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or on any other unjustifiable grounds.

What you will get:
  • Hourly rate of �26.06 dependent
  • These rates include 12.07% uplift for holiday pay
  • Paid face-to-face induction and mandatory training
  • Further online mandatory training
  • Wellbeing support
  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Transfer to permanent in the future (optional)

Please note: you will need to be able to attend and pass training in basic life support and moving & handling. We are keen to discuss opportunities for making reasonable adjustments if you are unable to meet these requirements. This may affect the type or location of shifts you can be offered.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

If you are interested in applying for a post and would like more information please contact the Temporary Staffing Service on

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full details.

The posts are professionally attached to the locality older adult psychology team and wider network, both of which offer a friendly and supportive space, with a strong commitment to providing quality services for older people.

We would strongly welcome informal enquiries and visits.

Band 8a bank sessions

For further information, please contact Dr Yvonne Woodward, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on: 07866 899 220 ( or Dominic Hudson, Fylde Older Adult Service Manager (

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology. Post qualification training in neuropsychology



  • knowledge relevant to this post equivalent to a post-graduate diploma (in addition to entry level qualification).
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS by completion of CPD log demonstrating a minimum of 40 hours per year.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Ability to cope and deal with highly distressing emotional circumstances.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervising.

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