Clinical Psychologist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Lambourn Grove Continuing Care unit, St. Albans
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is a very exciting opportunity to join an exceptional Psychological Service in the Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation NHS Trust. MHSOP provides comprehensive mental health and community services for the whlole of Hertfordshire for people with mental health conditions over the age of 65. This position is designed to provide expert psychological assessment, intervention and consultation to specialist in-patient services located in continuing care units covering the whole of Hertfordshire. You will have the chance to develop the psychological offer in this service and to collaborate with colleagues on further expanding an innovative therapeutic culture and interventions in the older adult in-patient service. A wide variety of psychological interventions and models, ranging from specialist neuropsychological assessment and interventions to psychological work with older people with dementia and highly complex mental health needs are used in the service, with an increasing focus on service user and carer co-production and continuous quality improvement.

You will be joining an established, expert MHSOP psychology service dedicated to making the health and lives of older people richer and better as part of highly collaborative and appreciative mental health teams and services in a Trust which is rated as Outstanding by the CQC. MHSOP Psychology has excellent relationships with all other psychological services in the Trust and opportunities for Continuing Professional Development are well established. The service and the Trust also have well developed relationships, both clinical and research, with a number of Higher Education Institutions and is involved in several research studies. MHSOP Psychology regularly takes trainee clinical psychologists on placement from the University of Hertfordshire Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and supervises a number of Small Scale and Major Research trainee projects.

There is one 0.5 wte 8a post available currently, although we are looking to expand the service further in the near future. The service wants to attract as diverse of applicants to its posts as possible. We actively promote job sharing and part-time arrangements, about which you are invited to approach the service to discuss.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Steve Davies Job title Head of MHSOP Psychology Email address Telephone number 07816086022

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