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Clinical Psychologist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Leigh, Greater Mancherster
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Based at Atherleigh Park within our state of the art £40 million mental health hospital, we are looking to recruit a very enthusiastic part-time 8a clinical/counselling psychologist working for the Later Life and Memory in-patient service. We are available to discuss your work / life balance for this part-time post.

You will be joining existing embedded psychologists;8as's & 8b working into the acute & PICU wards and a number of assistant psychologists. We have an 8cClinical Lead psychologist for the Urgent Care Pathway also based in the team. We will work with our community and other urgent care pathway colleagues to offer high quality patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

The post will predominantly focus on working with the older adults with memory & affective mental ill health from a ward environment offering individual assessment, formulation, brief intervention and will offer group-based interventions across the service subject to covid restrictions. The aim is to provide effective signposting and link up with other services to enhance the patient journey through our clinical pathways.

The post will also support the development of clinical care pathways through service development and evaluation.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • responsible for the systematic provision of specialist psychological services for people suffering primarily from complex mental health problems
  • to provide services that meet the agreed service priorities consonant with practitioner experience and expertise
  • the development and implementation of specialist psychological assessment and intervention strategies including clinical casework
  • provision of consultancy work generally for the assurance of quality in the use of psychological methods by other team members
  • to ensure appropriate supervision and professional development is a core theme in practice.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, wed love to hear from you. Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor 0161 358 1448 or email

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS
  • Demonstrate models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Registration with Health Professions Council as Practising Psychologist
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training &/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Additional Training in provision of therapy
Experience Essential
  • Experience during training of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention with clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
  • Experience during training of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course, presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts
skills Essential
  • the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical &/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues
  • providing consultation to other professional groups
  • High-level skills in the practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge (or its equivalent) of research design and methodology, multivariate data analysis
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the adults and mental health
  • Knowledge of current psychological evidence base and best practice in working with adults

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