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Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Retford
Salary
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum (pro rata for part time) + High Secure Allowance £4,012
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Prison and Forensic
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
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We are seeking to appoint a qualified Clinical or Forensic Psychologist, or a suitable candidate with the relevant experience who is engaged in a recognised training route, to join an enthusiastic and cohesive team of Qualified and Assistant psychologists.

The post is for a fixed term until the 30th of April 2023 to cover maternity leave and is based in Rampton Hospital within the National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women. It consequently offers the opportunity to develop skills and competencies in working with mentally disordered women detained in high secure care.

This vacancy is also open to Trainee Psychologists on a HCPC accredited training route who are able to act up into a Band 6 role, under supervision, and can demonstrate they are within 12 months of qualification.

Main duties of the job

You will work with a specialist multidisciplinary team that values psychological approaches. You will be supported by experienced Consultant Forensic Psychologist and/or Consultant Clinical Psychologist and may be required to provide clinical supervision and support to junior psychology and other staff. As part of the role, you will hold a clinical caseload (under supervision if needed) and be expected to conduct psychological assessments, formulations, and interventions. You may also contribute to the development, delivery, and evaluation of specialist treatment programmes, tailored to the complex mental health and offending behaviour needs of this population. You will be encouraged to conduct or contribute to service-relevant evaluation / research and promote services as a centre of excellence.

Professional development is actively supported, and supervision is a priority.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The Clinical and Forensic Psychology Services at Rampton Hospital are a team of 20 Qualified and 15 Assistant Psychologists, supported by a team of 6 admin staff. The service covers 5 main areas around the hospital, including 3 National Services; The National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women; The National Learning Disability; The National Deaf Service; The Mental Health Service, and The Mens Personality Disorder Service.
  • MSc or Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology. Must be HCPC registered and able to demonstrate eligibility for chartered status as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist. If however you are on a recognised training route and fulfil the criteria listed below we may consider your application.
  • Advanced knowledge, experience, and expertise in at least one specialist area of Clinical/Forensic practice gained through specialist training and supervised practice (e.g., psychotherapy, neuropsychology, risk assessment, clinical and forensic supervision).
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in forensic mental health services and systems gained through specialist training and supervised practice.
  • Minimum two years supervised practice developing expertise in forensic/clinical psychology practice.
  • Experience of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience of facilitation of ward/MDT based supervision groups and/or reflective spaces
  • Broad knowledge of models of assessment, management, and treatment of mentally disordered offenders/women in forensic settings.
  • Record of clinical effectiveness in a forensic service.
  • High level of ability to plan and organise clinical service provision to meet service demands.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Can demonstrate competence in supervision of junior psychology and MDT staff and psychology trainees.
  • Presentation and teaching skills.
  • Groupwork Skills.
  • Research Skills.
  • IT literacy e.g., Experience of SPSS/databases/spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of legal system/MHA.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Reliability & personal integrity.


Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • MSc or Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology. Must be HCPC registered and able to demonstrate eligibility for registered status as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist. Or able to demonstrate they are nearing qualification of a HCPC approved training course to become a qualified psychologist.

Desirable
  • Chartered Clinical or Forensic status.
  • Further relevant post-qualification training.

Work Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Minimum two years supervised practice developing expertise in forensic clinical psychology practice.
  • Experience of facilitation of ward/MDT based supervision groups and/or reflective spaces

Desirable
  • Experience of delivering female specific group programmes
  • Experience of training and supervision of staff, MDT colleagues, and other psychologists..
  • Experience of clinical audit, service evaluation and research.
  • Experience of providing and evaluating evidence based highly specialist psychological interventions to address complex problems and needs of female mentally disordered offenders in a forensic service.

Aptitudes / Skills
Essential
  • Record of clinical effectiveness in a forensic service.
  • High level of ability to plan and organise clinical service provision to meet service demands.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Research Skills.
  • IT literacy, e.g. experience of SPSS, databases, spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of legal system/MHA.
  • Broad knowledge of models of assessment, management and treatment of mentally disordered offenders/women in forensic settings.
  • Can demonstrate competence in supervision of junior psychology and/or MDT staff and/or psychology trainees.
  • Presentation and teaching skills.
  • Groupwork skills.

Desirable
  • Experience of dissemination of research/service evaluation e.g. publications.

Dispositional Attributes
Essential
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Reliability & personal integrity.

Desirable
  • A full UK driving licence.

Further Training
Essential
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in at least one specialist area of Clinical /Forensic practice gained through specialist training and supervised practice, e.g. psychotherapy, neuropsychology, risk assessment, and Clinical /Forensic supervision.
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in forensic mental health services and systems gained through specialist training and supervised practice.

Desirable
  • Evidence of training in areas relevant for womens forensic services, e.g. DBT, fire setting treatment, complex trauma, self harm.


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