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Senior Clinical Psychologist (Preceptorship)

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a Senior Clinical Psychologist to join our Older Person's Community Treatment Team (South Tyneside).The role would particularly suit those who have an interest in working with older adults with both organic and mental health difficulties .

The post is suitable for candidates with experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist, and newly qualified Clinical Psychologists who are interested in a preceptorship towards the 8a role.

Developmental post:

The development post is fully supported with progression to the Band 8A upon successful completion of a defined Preceptorship programme. It is expected this will be a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 2 years. This timescale will be dependent on the experience of the candidate and will be fully supported by the organisation in terms of supervision, relevant CPD, training and learning opportunities. In the event that the elements of the development plan are not fully achieved as assessed by the relevant Psychology Lead within the pre-agreed timescale, the role will remain as a Band 7 and this outcome will be managed as part of the contract conditions agreed with the candidate at the outset.

Main duties of the job

As Senior Psychologist in an established multi-disciplinary service you will be responsible for providing high quality evidence based psychological assessments, neuropsychological assessments, formulations and therapy to older adults.

You will be responsible for leading on psychological provision through consultations, MDTs, and supervision. You will provide advice, consultation and training to colleagues, and to other non-professional carers, on psychological aspects of assessment, formulation, care and treatment.

The role will also require demonstrable leadership and service development skills.

In the 8a role you will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures. You will be responsible for providing supervision to other Psychologists, Trainee and Assistant Psychologists, and community practitioner clinicians. You will also receive your own regular supervision and CPD opportunities.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Alternate hours to those advertised will be considered.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 14th November 2023

Closing date : 28th November 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology.


  • Post qualification training



  • HCPC registered

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups relevant to the client group



  • Experience of neuropsychology assessment


  • Experience of providing clinical supervision

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Monkwearmouth Hospital

Newcastle Road



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