Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£65,664 to £75,874 a year pa
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking to appoint a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist to join the Hull & ER core CAMHS team, Crisis and intensive home treatment team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the senior decision-making team that will shape the development of acute and core CAMH services in Hull & ER CAMHS. You would be joining a service comprising of 3 Consultant Clinical Psychologists working across CAMHS, Neurodiversity Services, Eating Disorder Service and Inspire, CAMHS Inpatient Unit alongside 30 Child Clinical and Assistant Psychologists working across Hull & East Riding CAMHS.

Over the past year CAMH service has developed a home intensive treatment team that works alongside the Hull & ER crisis team. The post holder will be expected to provide clinical expertise in the assessment, formulation and therapy of children and young people with histories of trauma and the core CAMH service is currently working with commissioners on developing a trauma informed service specification which will be the first of its kind in England. We have also set up a DBT service across CAMHS and the successful postholder will be expected to be involved in providing clinical leadership of this service.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate should have significant experience of working with children and young people with a history of trauma and supporting and managing young people displaying high levels of risk. You will also be expected to be able to provide clinical supervision for staff from a range of different professions as agreed with the service manager and the clinical lead.

To provide clinical supervision/leadership for staff employed within the service area including Assistants and Trainees attached to the service as agreed with the Professional Lead.

To participate in the clinical leadership of the service area and to take responsibility for identified key service issues.

To facilitate and maintain a strong research and development culture, within the relative service area, in the promotion of service and policy development

To exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service area, and contribute to effective risk assessment and clinical audit.

To deputise for the Lead Psychologist, as appropriate

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this post please see the attached job description and person spec.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or its equivalent
  • oFormal training in supervision of other psychologists
  • oBroadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. complex trauma, dual diagnosis, young people with neurodiversity issues etc)
  • oPost-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice e.g. DBT, CBT, EMDR, trauma informed approaches
  • oFormal training in leadership
  • oHighly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. complex trauma, co-morbidity such as neurodiversity issues and self-harming behaviours and severely challenging behaviour
Experience Essential
  • oSignificant assessed experience of working as a clinical psychologist, to include a significant period of working/clinically specialising at a senior level in the field where the post is held
  • oProven experience of professional leadership/management of qualified and pre-qualified clinical psychologists and able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced/expert level
  • oExperience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • oDemonstrable experience of working across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • oDemonstrable experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership/management skills at an advanced level
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Evidence of resilience in working with challenging client groups
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally

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