An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8C Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist to join a multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation service and to lead on the provision of specialist psychological neurorehabilitation for patients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and other neurological conditions in Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB).
The successful candidate will be working alongside an enthusiastic and innovative team across Powys including a Consultant Therapist for Stroke and Neurorehabilisation, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a speech and language therapist, nurses, and assistants with a full-time team administrator.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the systematic provision of high-quality specialist clinical neuropsychology services in the community to individuals and their families. The role will involve specialist consultation, assessment, intervention, research / service evaluation, training, support, and advice, as well as contributing strategically to service development. The role will require liaison with relevant services across the care pathway, including Health, local authority, and external providers.Main duties of the job
Lead responsibility for the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of a Community Neuropsychology service in line with evidence-based practice and according to policies and legislation including relevant care pathways, service polices, risk prevention tools and procedures.
Responsible for working with the Head of Psychology to develop, monitor and evaluate any operational policies required, including deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.
Provide case management for the repatriation and ongoing management of complex patients in PTHB.
Participate in appropriate commissioning and funding meetings related to complex neurological patients, providing advice and value-based healthcare guidance.
Responsible for the development, coordination and operational management of Community Neuro rehabilitation including monitoring and discussing annual leave and sick leave, phased return, and other working arrangements in the context of service needs and in collaboration with line managers. Deputise for senior members of the Neuro Team at appropriate meetings and events.
Provide information on Neuropsychology services and related matters to Managers / Commissioners of services / other stakeholders with a view to service development and integrated care pathway development.About us
Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.
As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.
To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesThe ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in TracPerson SpecificationQualifications and/or KnowldgeEssential
- Registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist or Practitioner Psychologist (with additional qualifications in Neuropsychology) and eligible for chartered status with the BPS
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of Psychopathology, Clinical Psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct Psychological therapies and lifespan developmental Psychology
- Further post-graduate qualifications relevant to Neuropsychology
- Formal training in supervision of other Psychologists
- Post doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of Clinical Neuropsychology and systems neuroscience
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
- High level ability to communicate effectively, at both a written and oral level, complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS
- Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the patient group and mental health
- Pre-qualification training in research methodology, staff training and / or other applied fields
- On the specialist register for Clinical Neuropsychology
- Working towards the full Practitioner membership
- Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of Neuropsychology
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in difficult to treat groups e.g. personality disorder and challenging behaviours etc
- Extensive experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a range of care settings
- Highly experienced at working in Community Neurorehabilitation or with patients that have neurological conditions and their families
- Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for patients' Neuropsychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan
- Evidence of post qualification experience and relevant training for CPD as recommended by professional bodies
- Able to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and challenging behaviour including verbal and physical abuse
- Extensive experience of teaching, training and / or clinical supervision
- Experience of professional management of qualified and pre-qualified Clinical Neuropsychologists
- Experience of producing high quality research suitable for publication in good quality peer reviewed scientific journals
Aptitudes and AbilitiesEssential
- Experience of the application of Psychology in different cultural contexts
- Experience of representing Neuropsychology within the context of multidisciplinary care
- Experience of assessing and treating brain injured subjects across the full range of care settings
- Experience of multi professional management of teams or services within the designated specialty
- Experience of representing the profession in a national forum
- Experience of leading and developing Neuro Rehab and Neuropsychological services in the NHS
- Ability to demonstrate experience of highlevel communication skills within a multi-disciplinary forum and the skills to lead teams and services
- Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional group
- Enthusiasm for Neuropsychological theories and models and the broad range of psychological phenomena
- Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
- Formal training in supervision of other Neuropsychologists
- Commitment to listening to patients and families about services, and providing them with opportunities to become involved in service improvement work
- An interest in models of service delivery, and an ability to articulate the value added by Clinical Psychology services within the context of multi-disciplinary Neurorehabilitation services
- Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others
- Ability to demonstrate leadership
- Ability to speak Welsh
- Experience of working within a multicultural framework
- Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours
- Dexterity in the administration of complex assessment procedures requiring precise manual skills and carrying heavy test equipment
- Well-honed visual and auditory skills for assessing movement disorders and subtle linguistic irregularities
- Ability to sustain intense concentration for extended periods on a regular basis. e.g., during Neuropsychological assessments, during Court / Tribunal appearances
- Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour
- Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings
- Ability to clearly articulate the role of the profession of Clinical Neuropsychology based upon a good understanding of the framework of government and national professional policy
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- Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and / or books
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