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Clinical Psychologist - Band 7/8a

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucester
Salary
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum pro rata. Will consider development from Band 7 to 8a
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The Trust is pleased to offer this permanent Band 7/8a Clinical Psychology role in our Learning Disability Community Services, working across Gloucester & Forest of Dean or Cheltenham & Tewkesbury. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who can contribute positively and flexibly to a dynamic service. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong commitment to the principles of person-centred service delivery, excellent professional and clinical skills, and preferably experience of work within the NHS. The role requires the delivery of an applied psychology model that promotes and supports effective psychological outcomes through direct and indirect models of working. Therefore consultation, teaching and training will form an essential component of the post alongside direct clinical work.

2 positions available:

30hrs/ wk Gloucester & Forest

22.5 hrs/wk Cheltenham & Tewkesbury

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for promoting the psychological health and well-being of people with a Learning Disability referred to the Community Learning Disabilities Teams in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.
  • To directly provide and at band 8a co-ordinate highly specialist psychological assessment and intervention services to individuals/ groups/organisations, using a variety of applied psychology models.
  • To provide clinical supervision for pre-qualified psychology staff according to experience and general/specialist psychological model and at band 8a to provide placements and supervision to Doctoral Clinical Psychology trainees and other psychological practitioners in training.
  • To participate in relevant research and audit activity and at band 8a to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development
  • To provide clinical services within the service area covered by the community team and wider LD Psychology service. The CLDT's comprise of another qualified Psychologist and a range of multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Service delivered in a wide range of settings and locations: client homes, residential services, day care, educational facilities, GP practices, office / clinic, hospital wards.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We welcome discussion/applications both from those with the relevant experience and HCPC registration, and also from those who are about to qualify / have more recently completed training. In the latter case we would discuss amendments to role with a view to appointing at Band 7 and supporting progression to Band 8a role.

You will be required to:
  • To provide clinical supervision to Psychology Assistants and also to Trainee Psychologists and other psychological practitioners in training at band 8a.
  • To provide clinical services within the service area covered by the community team and wider LD Psychology service. The CLDTs comprise of another qualified Psychologist and arange of multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Service delivered in a wide range of settings and locations: client homes, residential services, day care, educational facilities, GP practices, office / clinic, hospital wards.


Person Specification

essential

Essential

  • Registered as Practitioner Psychologist with the HPC


Desirable

  • Chartered status


essential

Essential

  • Post Graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent Applied Psychology qualification), as accredited by the B.P.S


Desirable

  • Evidence in application of Psychological knowledge to improve and develop practice in work to date


desireable

Essential

  • Receipt of at least 25 hours clinical supervision while working at a highly specialist level in a directly relevant area and in an increasingly autonomous capacityEssentialApplication Form Interview


Desirable

  • Broad range of post-qualification experience


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Pullman Place

Great Western Road

Gloucester

GL1 3NF

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327-24-382

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