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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 - £53,219
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist (band 8a) to work in our Acute Inpatient South Care Group. The post will be based at St George’s Hospital in Stafford across two mixed-sex adult acute inpatient units- both of which are accredited by AIMS-WA (Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services-Working-Age Adult Acute Wards).

Adult Acute Inpatient Services provide multi-disciplinary care to adults presenting with psychological distress, which requires assessment and treatment in hospital. The successful applicant will work alongside a Principal Clinical Psychologist and three Assistant Psychologists based at same location.

The role will encompass high quality direct work which will include psychological assessments, formulations, group work and brief therapeutic work. The role will further involve indirect working to improve psychological sense making of patient presentations by the team and to inform psychological intervention plans by taking an active role in supervision, post incident support sessions, service development as well as facilitating reflective practice sessions, teaching and training.

We are seeking a person with an enthusiasm to work with a continually developing service in a creative and innovative way. Experience of delivering brief focused psychological interventions to assist people at a time of particular distress would be advantageous. Previous experience of working in an acute setting or a considered appreciation of the role of psychology in an inpatient setting is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be supported though regular clinical and managerial supervision as well as training to develop both professionally and personally within the role. They will join a friendly and engaged inpatient psychology team who have all strived to maintain and deliver good quality psychological support to patients and staff alike during the pandemic.

For the Highly Specialist position, you should have considerable post qualification experience of working with service users in adult secondary or tertiary care settings. Applicants with less experience are also encouraged to apply. This post could also be offered as a Band 7 preceptorship opportunity with progression to Band 8a following completion of a formal preceptorship development plan.

For further information please contact Dr Ross Crowther-Green (Lead for Mental Health Psychological Services)


Emma Davies (Inpatient Matron for Acute/PICU wards at St Georges Hospital)

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