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Principle Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Broadgreen
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8B
Hours
Part Time
An exciting developmental opportunity has arisen. This is a 6-month project. We are looking for an experienced Psychologist with an interest in service improvement and MDT collaboration. You will contribute to ongoing service development and evaluation, through audit, research, and service user consultation.

We are looking for a Psychologist with good team-working skills and a strong interest in physical healthcare, who is keen to learn and develop as part of a supportive and welcoming MDT working in the Liverpool Specialist ME/CFS service.

In this 6-month project you will support the evaluation of a pilot programme with predetermined goals and objectives, allowing patients to access psychologically informed care post ME/CFS diagnosis.

They will work alongside and advise a health psychology colleague who is delivering and evaluating group programmes as part of the patient pathway. These programmes will aim to provide skills for patients to manage their emotional distress which can be a barrier to engaging in the wider changes needed to best manage their ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome condition.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Psychologist with good team-working skills and a strong interest in physical healthcare, who is keen to learn and develop as part of a supportive and welcoming MDT working in the Liverpool Specialist ME/CFS service.

In this 6-month project you will support the evaluation of a pilot programme with predetermined goals and objectives, allowing patients to access psychologically informed care post ME/CFS diagnosis.

The post holder will provide group and individual supervision of their MDT colleagues, aiming to improve the wider team's confidence and skills in supporting the psychological needs of patients and the use of suitable CBT/ACT/CFT strategies with patients post ME/CFS diagnosis.

They will work alongside and advice a health psychology colleague who is delivering and evaluating group programmes as part of the patient pathway.These programmes will aim to provide skills for patients to manage their emotional distress which can be a barrier to engaging in the wider changes needed to best manage their ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome condition.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click herehttps://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide supervision for the appropriate delivery of psychologically informed working used by Specialist Occupational Therapists and others working in the ME/CFS services.
  • Development of an appropriate psychological screening tool to be used at appropriate points in the patient pathway through the service.
  • To contribute to the provision of a high-quality specialist service for people affected by ME/CFS whilst in the service therapy programme. Specifically, to deliver supervision and advice to MDT colleagues on service pathways and work with individual patients and to support the development, delivery and evaluation of suitable compassion-focused group work.
  • To use research skills to support the continuing development of the Liverpool ME/CFS service.
  • To supervise trainee and more junior qualified junior staff as required, for clinical practice and research activity.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and Trust policies and procedures.


  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
    • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
    • Current registration with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist
    • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.


    Desirable

    • Post qualification training/accreditation in assessment measures/protocols/methods for example chronic disease management


    Experience

    Essential

    • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist at a highly specialist level within a physical health setting.
    • Experience of supervision of trainee clinical psychologists.
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups within physical health, across the life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community and in-patient settings including 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, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
    • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision


    Desirable

    • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
    • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
    • Experience of supervision of qualified clinical and/or counselling psychologists
    • Experience in using psychological measures in the assessment of parenting
    • Experience of providing expert witness reports and testimony in family court proceedings.
    • Experience in forensic risk assessments and forensic psychological assessment tools
    • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
    • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
    • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
    • Knowledge of clinical caseload management within a team setting.
    • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS


    Desirable

    • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (E.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities and severely challenging behaviours etc.).
    • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies and assessment methodologies related to the treatment of children and families within the specialist field of maltreatment.


    Skills

    Essential

    • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
    • 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.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Broadgreen Hospital

    Thomas Drive

    Broadgreen

    L14 3LB

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    287-RMED-111-24

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