Adults Specialist Services
The post-holder will be responsible for professional psychological practice and quality across the Network to ensure excellence in patient experience and outcomes. They will provide professional leadership for psychological professionals in the Network and act as a motivator and catalyst and expert resource. They will have a Network wide perspective as well as a strategic focus outside the Trust. They will work closely with the other members of the Network Senior Management Team, Director for Psychological Professions and Health and Local Authority Commissioners.
The post holder will take responsibility for the establishment and leadership of a Professional Network Forum which will encompasses all psychological services and therapists within the Network. This will enable and support the pooling, development, sharing and retention of psychological knowledge and skills, strategic planning for the profession, professional & clinical
governance and a clear identity for psychological services and therapies. It will facilitate co-ordination of supervision and training placements and support recruitment, professional self-regulation and continuing professional development. The post-holder will take responsibility for a small budget to enable the forum and maintenance of psychological resources.
It is also expected that the post-holder will retain a small caseload and provide a specialist clinical role within an agreed psychological service team.Main duties of the job
The post holder will take responsibility for continuing the leadership of a Professional Network (Locality) Forum which will encompass all psychological services and therapists within the Network, excluding CYP services. This will enable and support the pooling, development, sharing and retention of psychological knowledge and skills, strategic planning for the profession, professional and clinical governance and a clear identity for psychological services and therapies. It will facilitate co-ordination of clinical supervision and training placements and support recruitment, professional self-regulation and continuing professional development. Attendance at other senior psychological professional forums is also required. You will work alongside the Director for Psychological Professions to translate and enact the actions attached to the emerging Psychological Professions Strategy at network level. It is also expected that the post-holder will retain a clinical caseload alongside professional leadership duties.About us
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
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Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
Knowledge & SkillsEssential
- Good honours degree in psychology. Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- Post-graduate doctorate in clinical psychology, (or equivalent for those trained before 1996) as accredited by the BPS including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological theories and lifespan development psychology.
- HCPC registered as a practitioner psychologist (clinical).
- Eligibility for consultant clinical psychologist appointment approval from external BPS assessor.
- Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
- Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological theories and lifespan development psychology.
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
- High level ability to communicate effectively at both 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
- Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
- Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health.
- Assessed substantial experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist within a designated specialty.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course, in various settings including outpatient, community, primary care inpatient and residential care settings. Also including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and threats of physical abuse.
- Experience of providing a range of complex psychological assessment and interventions using information derived from a variety of sources and requiring highly developed analytic and interpretative skills.
- Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychological phenomena/issues an interest in models of service delivery and an ability to articulate the value added by psychological services within the context of multi-disciplinary mental health services.
- Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills.
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- Commitment to, and ability in, promoting clients rights and collaborative user involvement practices.
- Ability to work at a high level of professional autonomy and responsibility, in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment and also as a lone worker where there may be risk of or exposure to verbal and sometimes physical aggression.
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