Clinical Psychologist Specialising in Older People

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottinghamshire
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum - pro rata for part time
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A number of exciting opportunities have become available for psychology, in Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) in Nottinghamshire. We have opportunities in community services for both substantive and temporary (maternity leave) appointments in various geographical locations, for candidates seeking both full-time and part-time hours. Posts are banded at 8a, however we are happy to receive applications from those approaching qualification, or newly qualified, interested in preceptorship arrangements leading to an 8a appointment.

These opportunities would be available for those with an appropriate applied psychology qualification, with HCPC registration. In addition, we have maternity leave opportunities in inpatient services and our Therapeutic Intervention Service, as well as a substantive post in memory assessment services.

Main duties of the job

MHSOP is an established directorate within the Trust. The psychology department has excellent links to local universities and professional training programmes. Currently, the Trust is undergoing a number of service development programmes including pathways for psychological therapies, SMI and complex emotional needs. In parallel with this, the directorate is reviewing the provision of psychologically informed care and training to support this.

Psychologists are integral to this process and future post holders would have opportunities to both support and participate in these developments. The work described above, is cross directorate and includes other partnership organisations and providers.

We would welcome enquiries about any of the opportunities outlined above.

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 role requires a qualified clinical or counselling psychologist who will have specialist skills for work with older people. The post holder will be one of a small team of clinical and counselling psychologists, working closely with service users and carers and with colleagues of a wide range of professions and levels within the context of multi-disciplinary teams.

Person Specification
Physical requirements
Essential
  • Physical requirements

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional
Essential
  • Qualification in Clinical or Counselling Psychology with eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartership.
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Evidence of an ability to design and complete doctoral level research

Training
Essential
  • Further training in specialist area such as neuropsychology or therapeutic model

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working with older people.
  • Evidence of working with a range of mental health needs including severe, complex and chronic psychological problems.
  • Evidence of an ability to draw on a range of therapeutic models, neuropsychology and theoretical approaches to inform assessment and therapy.
  • Evidence of an ability to work with and liaise with other health professionals and agencies.
  • Evidence of the ability to provide consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to monitor and audit services.
  • Skills in providing clinical supervision.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and behaviour which challenges.

Knowledge
Essential
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of professional standards and requirements for maintaining profession specific registration

Skills
Essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of ability to modify communication for people with cognitive and/ or sensory impairment.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate and teach psychological concepts.

Contractual Requirements
Essential
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.


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