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Specialist Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Boston
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
19 Dec 2023
We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist or Forensic Psychologist to join our team and help provide input to our acute inpatient ward and Crisis team in Boston. The post will be split 0.5WTE CRHT and 0.5 Ward 12.

You will be closely supported by psychology colleagues working in the CRHT, our male and female rehabilitation wards and at our acute wards in Lincoln and Boston. We are a long-established department consisting of eight psychologists working across acute, rehab and low secure wards, and the CRHTs.

You may have limited experience or be newly qualified, if so, we can offer preceptorship from Band 7 to Band 8A over the first 12 months, an excellent supportive environment and CPD opportunities to develop your skills in a sought-after speciality. This post offers an excellent opportunity to consolidate skills learnt during training for those who are newly qualified it also offers excellent career development.

You may be keen to develop your therapeutic or assessment skills recent fully funded training has included DBT, Schema, CAT, MCT, MBT, EMDR, DISCO and ADOS training.

Applications are invited from candidates who would like to help improve our patient experience within our acute care pathway. This is an exciting and challenging role which will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to work as part of a supportive team that is focused on delivering high standards of care through evidence-based practice.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead on the psychological assessment and treatment for patients.
  • To contribute to risk assessments for individuals referred to the service.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the psychological treatment and/or management of patient's mental health and the presenting problem(s), based upon the appropriate theoretical and conceptual framework of the patient's problems, via the employment of methods based upon evidence based practice and efficacy.
  • To provide the psychological components of multidisciplinary work, and to lead such interventions when the major components are psychological
  • To provide clinical supervision and support to psychologists working in the Specialty
  • To sit on relevant committees/projects/working groups of the Trust as required
  • To support the Continuing Professional Development of more junior psychologists working in the Specialty
  • To provide educational inputs to other professionals and to the staff of other agencies as required
  • To manage the workloads of assistant, trainee clinical or forensic psychologists and junior colleagues, within the framework of the Specialty's policies and procedures
  • To be involved, as appropriate, in the short-listing and interviewing of assistant / graduate psychologists / qualified psychologists / secretarial staff


About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will be responsible for the autonomous provision of a specialist psychological service for service users.

They will have:
  • A post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical or Forensic psychology (or its equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of two or more distinct therapies.
  • Post-qualification further training in a specialist therapy.
  • Experience of working in inpatient settings
  • Experience of delivering groups
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience of supervising clinical or forensic trainees and other colleagues.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, partners, their families, carers and other professional colleagues
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice and professional management of this client group


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Honours degree in Psychology
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996), or Forensic Psychology as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and life-span developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registered with HPC


Desirable

  • Chartered Psychologist Status
  • Post-qualification further training in a specialist therapy


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience working with adults who access a psychological service, including those with trauma histories and those with psychosis.
  • Experience of supervising professionals who provide psychological interventions to service users with psychosis and complex trauma
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and with a range presenting problems from chronic common mental health difficulties to severe mental health problems such as psychosis
  • Experience of maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of sharing psychological formulation within the MDT.
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to non-psychologists


Skills

Essential

  • Analysis and Judgement - Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Relationships and Communications - Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, partners, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Planning and Organising - Ability to plan, organise and prioritise time to balance both clinical and non-clinical work and to meet requirements of CPD.
  • Research - Post-graduate level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Legislative Knowledge - Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice and professional management of adult client group.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • Good keyboard skills.
  • IT skills enabling use of e-mail and input of minimum data set.


Desirable

  • Skilled in generating psychological formulations that can be understood by the MDT


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Department of Psychiatry, Pilgrim Hospital

Sibsey Road

Boston

PE21 9QS

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