Principal Clinical Psychologist - Band 8b

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year pro rata
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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A fantastic opportunity for a dynamic Principal Clinical Psychologist; come and join Acute Psychological Services (APS) in CWPT!

Principal Clinical Psychologist for Inpatient PICU wards- one male ward and one female ward (Band 8b); 30 hours per week (0.8 WTE) based at Caludon Centre, Coventry.

Due to extra investment in Acute Psychological Services an exciting new opportunity has arisen. This Principal Clinical Psychologist role will work closely with the pathway Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Pathway managers, and team managers. The role specifically will be focused on the development of the provision of psychological services to enhance the therapeutic environment of teams and to offer support, training, and supervision to teams. This role will provide clinical leadership and will work with Pathway managers to consider how psychological expertise can be offered to achieve sustainable, recovery focussed solutions, for all staff working within teams and the people who use our services. In addition, to support the complex work of the ward team, this post will also have a role directly inputting into one of the wards in the area, carrying out assessment, formulation, intervention, and consultation. (The other ward will have its own Senior Clinical Psychologist.)


Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in applied psychology [or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or outside the UK] as approved by the HCPC, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
  • Professionally registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology.
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
Experience Essential
  • Significant assessed experience of working as a qualified psychologist within acute / crisis settings/physical health settings.
  • 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 full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, as an individual clinician and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings.
Other Essential
  • Requirement to travel throughout the Trust

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