8A to 8B Preceptorship Opportunity /Candidates eligible for 8B are also invited to apply (25 hrs per week)
This is an exciting opportunity for a confident, creative, and compassionate applied psychologist to help shape our evolving service. The Neuro MDT Clinical Psychology service was established in 2019 as part of Frimley ICS's transformation of services for people with neurological conditions.
We are looking for someone who is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people with neurological conditions and who has clear motivation to further develop as a Clinical Neuropsychologist.
For the right individual we can support your journey towards the BPS QiCN. A development plan on appointment will outline your progression to the funded 8B Lead Clinical Psychologist post (see supporting documents). Candidates with established experience in neuropsychology and who already have completed the knowledge component (or equivalent) of the QiCN will be considered for 8B if other essential criteria are met.
Our friendly virtual MDT includes a part-time Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Consultant Neurologists, Specialist Nurses, Neuro-specialist therapies, and care coordinators.
You will join our growing Clinical Health Psychology Department based in Frimley Health Services and the wider network of Clinical Health psychologists throughout SABP. There is also a local group of psychologists working in Stroke and Neuro who meet for networking and peer support.Main duties of the job
Your work will be varied and include consultation with the wider MDT and partner organisations uni-disciplinary neuropsychological assessment, formulation, and where appropriate, time-limited interventions with individuals and/ or their family / carers staff training. Service development projects and audit will be an integral part of this role as we shape this new service, with input from our key stakeholders.
The ICS catchment is geographically large and serves a diverse population, covering Surrey Heath, Northeast Hampshire and East Berkshire. In addition to virtual meetings, this post requires travel to Frimley Health's hospital sites (Frimley Park, Heatherwood, Wexham) and patient homes, therefore you will need to have access to appropriate transportation.
You will have post-qualification experience of MDT working and with neuropsychological assessment / formulation. Experience with psychological approaches to support adjustment is also considered essential. Pre- or post-qualification with a wide range of neurological diagnoses /presentations is considered desirable. (Please see full person specifications).
We have strong links to the Clinical Psychology training program at University of Surrey and the post-holder will be expected to supervise clinical trainees. Our department also offers honorary assistant psychology placements, so there are good opportunities to develop your supervision skills.About us
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.
We look forward to receiving your application!Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please note, this is the standard JD for Band 8A only. See supporting documents for the standard JD at 8B.JOB DESCRIPTION / PROFILE
Job Title: Senior Clinical Psychologist
Payband/Grade: Band 8a
Directorate: Operational DirectoratesJob Description
My job makes better lives: by promoting health and independence for people who use our services and their carers/support staff by delivering high quality psychology assessments, formulation and interventions providing consultation, supervision and guidance to band 7, trainee, assistant psychologists and others as required.Job Overview
: To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services.
To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students
Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues
Work collaboratively with team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services
The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service
To lead on complex and challenging cases and develop expertise within area of specialism
Participating in the recruitment and selection of staff
Leading on a specific service development projectsNHS Competency / Level
Personal and People Development4
Health, Safety and Security4
Equality and Diversity4
IT Skills3SABP Leadership Competency
Treat People Well Statutory Requirements
Create Respectful Places
Involve not Ignore
Open, Honest and AccountableStatutory Requirements
HCPC Registered Practitioner PsychologistQualifications required
Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees (or completion within 12 months of commencement in post)Experience required
Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic
Demonstrable post registration/clinical experience and competency relevant to this care group.
Experience of contributing to clinical practice/service development / project work.
Experience of supervising assistant and trainee clinical psychologists
Demonstrable interest/skill in a relevant specialist area.
For roles in Learning Disabilities candidates should demonstrate experience of working with people with learning disabilities within a positive behaviour support framework
Suitable for someone who is interested in and passionate about providing high quality leadership and psychological support to people using our service and their carers.Key Responsibilities
To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.
To carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific and complex needs.
To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.
To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services
To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans for people with complex needs.
To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.
To conduct and lead on clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within specific care group
To develop and provide a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.
To positively contribute to divisional and team developments in relation to all aspects of psychology practice.
To lead on the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of assistant psychologists as required.
To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.
To contribute to initiatives to ensure that the diverse needs of people within the care group are addressed within local services and future developments.
To act as practice assessor/supervisor/teacher in teaching, facilitating and supporting pre registration students and junior personnel and to participate in the audit of educational placements.
To research national best practice and enable services to benchmark practice against nationally recognised standards - in partnership with people who use our services and their carers.
Assist in appropriate staff recruitment and induction and contribute to the wider strategic plans regarding psychology recruitment.
Additional Responsibilities People with Learning Disabilities (PLD)
To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework.
To contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of interventions driven by government initiatives e.g. Transforming Care, LD Mortality review to promote positive health gains for clients.
Conducting neuropsychological assessments and using the information to contribute to diagnosis and packages of care
Additional Responsibilities Working Age Adults (WAA)
To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework
Additional Responsibilities Older Adults Mental Health Services (OPMH)
To practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework
Conducting neuropsychological assessments and using the information to contribute to diagnosis and packages of care.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- ALL- Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or Equivalent
- 8B- Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course (or for 8A, to be completed within 12 months of commencement in post)
- CPD relevant to neuropsychology
- Completion of Knowledge Component of QiCN (or equivalent)
- At 8A:
- Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
- Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic.
- Demonstrable post registration/clinical experience and competency relevant to this care group (neurological conditions) - specifically neuropsychological assessment and formulation psychological approaches to support adjustment to disability.
- Experience of contributing to clinical practice/service development / project work.
- Experience of supervising assistant and trainee clinical psychologists.
- Demonstrable interest/skill in a relevant specialist area.
- At 8B:
- Extensive post qualification clinical experience in relevant clinical setting (neuropsychology).
- Experience of leading in clinical practice, service development or project work.
- Experience of supervising trainees, assistant psychologists, qualified clinical/counselling psychologists and others providing psychological therapies.
- Experience of implementing change following audit and service evaluation.
- Demonstrable experience of developing complex formulations drawing on multiple psychological models.
- Experience of advising other professionals on complex psychological issues and risk.
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