The post is based in our Acute Inpatients Service, providing input to two wards. You will be supported by and manage a full time Psychology Assistant and share the role and responsibilities with a 0.4 wte Band 8B Clinical Psychologist already in post at the Zinnia Centre. You will be line managed by the Consultant Lead Psychologist for the service area and be part of an Acute Inpatients and Home Treatment Psychological Service, consisting currently of six Band 8Bs, seven Band 8A posts and three Assistant Psychologists. You will also work closely with the Clinical Nurse Manager and other senior colleagues.
We support evidence based innovative practice, have strong links with clinical psychology courses in the region, with opportunities for teaching, research, and developing your leadership potential. As part of your role, you will be encouraged to develop and lead on a specialist area.
Main duties of the job
Even if you are looking for full time employment, please contact us. As other posts come on-stream, we will be able to offer split posts across either two sites, or two related Service areas (Acute Inpatients and Urgent Care).
We support service related CPD and are passionately committed to working with difference. We pride ourselves on our initiatives to increase access to psychological input to populations that tend still to be under-represented in referral rates. We actively encourage applications from candidates representing these populations.
If you thrive on challenge, creativity and a dynamic and supportive work environment, in which psychological thinking is highly valued in the wider multi-disciplinary teams, this is the job for you.
Applications are also encouraged from counselling psychologists.
Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.
Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.
Job description Job responsibilities
For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered with the HCPC
- Eligibility for entry onto the Register of Chartered Psychologists
- Satisfactory completion of a British Psychological Society accredited Doctoral Level postgraduate professional training course in clinical psychology
- The Graduate Basis for Registration (further to completion of an honours degree in psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society, or, in the case of courses that are not accredited or where the first degree is not in psychology, by completion of the Society's Qualifying examination, or completion of a Society accredited Conversion Course).
- Post-doctoral training in one or more highly specialist areas of psychological practice.
- Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist post qualification, with extensive experience at the Senior (Band 8a) level.
- Experience of highly specialist psychological assessment and individual and group based treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including primary and secondary/ specialist care and inpatient/residential, outpatient and community team settings.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, with clients of all ages across the lifespan and of wide-ranging presenting problems that reflect the full spectrum of clinical complexity and severity.
- Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
- Relevant post-qualification experience, and formal training in supervision, enabling the post holder to independently supervise clinical psychology trainees in accordance with relevant criteria adopted by local University Clinical Psychology Training Course criteria
- Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for the psychological care and treatment of referred clients, and of working within a multidisciplinary context wherein carries responsibility for the psychological aspects of a multidisciplinary care plan.
- Experience of representing psychology within a multidisciplinary context.
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