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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist – Inpatient Service

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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We are seeking a 0.75 wte psychologist with experience of working in inpatient settings for our inpatient wards in Luton/ Houghton Regis area. The successful candidate will work as part of an MDT and will be joining the Principal Psychologists, an 8a Psychologist and Assistant Psychologists. With a focus on one or two ward teams, you will apply skills and expertise in clinical and risk assessments, collaboratively develop formulations and care plans and provide guidance and consultation to the MDT. You will be involved in the supervision of Assistant Psychologists who offer psychological skills groups within the ward. You will facilitate reflective practice and team formulation approaches to support staff wellbeing and promote psychological understanding of complex cases. We are looking for someone with good knowledge and skills within these domains, and someone who is ready to join an innovative and efficient service.

As a member of the Bedfordshire and Luton psychological therapies workforce the post holder would join regular psychology forums. The Trust was rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC in 2016, and boasts a nationally and internationally recognised Quality Improvement programme with which psychology works closely. As a large Trust across Bedfordshire, Luton and East London we also have teaching, training and research links with a number of universities (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, UEL and UCL).

Please contact Sam Vaughan on 07775 603008 if you have questions.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychological input to secondary mental health services. This includes provision of psychological assessments, psychological formulations and delivery of highly specialist psychological advice and treatment. Service users seen by the post holders will include people who have experienced high levels of distress and complex mental health difficulties. Service users may present with a high level of risk to both themselves and sometimes to other people. Assessments and interventions will be predominantly delivered within inpatient settings. Although the role may be predominantly inpatient based, there will also be a requirement to work flexibly across inpatient and CMHT services when dictated by service needs.

The post holder will also provide consultation to the inpatient wards and support in the development of care plans for service users. With guidance from the Psychology Lead, the postholder will liaise closely with psychologists working in other teams to develop and maintain a high standard of professional practice across the service. The post-holder will facilitate approaches that support staff wellbeing and promote psychological understanding of complex cases. Contribution to service development initiatives, audit and research are expected as a senior clinician in the team.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations



Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for further information.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalence and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist.
Experience Essential
  • Post-qualification experience as a practitioner psychologist or equivalent.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the range of care settings, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the treat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of providing teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • Experience in working in multidisciplinary settings and representing a psychological perspective in teams and services.
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, psychometrics and neuropsychology.
  • Able to draw upon a broad theoretical knowledge base in the analysis of highly complex facts and situations, requiring sustained and intense concentration, to arrive at appropriate formulation and compare and select from a range of treatment options. Skills in two or more distinct psychological therapies.
  • An in depth knowledge and skills in applying clinical risk assessment and management in own and others' clinical caseload
  • Able to use highly specialist skills of empathy to overcome barriers to understanding and acceptance
  • Able to communicate at a high level verbally and in writing highly complex, technical and sensitive information to clients, families, carers, and a range of professionals and lay people within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis. Able to use skills and knowledge to design and implement service evaluations.
  • Up to date knowledge of psychological research and national guidance relevant to the delivery of secondary mental health services.
  • Up to date knowledge of psychological research and national guidance relevant to the delivery of secondary mental health services.
  • Up to date knowledge of psychological research and national guidance relevant to the delivery of secondary mental health services.


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