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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bury and Stockport
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with children, young people, and families who demonstrates the qualities of kindness, fairness, ingenuity and determination to come and join our Community Eating Disorder Service team.

Main duties of the job

Pennine CEDS are expanding and are delighted to invite applications for a clinical psychology post (part-time). We actively welcome newly qualified or clinical psychology trainees qualifying in 2024 to apply at Band 7 and enter onto our preceptorship programme.

This will support your development as a psychologist with clear aims and a formal sign off by the care hub lead for psychological therapies, Dr Gordon Milson. We are committed to the development of staff and this process supports clinicians to progress in their careers.

The role demands some flexible working as the service is based from two hubs, Bury in the North (covering Bury, Rochdale and Oldham) and Stockport in the South (covering Tameside and Stockport). You will be expected to undertake specialist psychological assessments and formulations and deliver evidence-based treatment and therapy to children, young people, and their families with primary eating disorders from the ages of 8-18. You will be supported in your clinical development by in house training programmes and indirect interventions as well as having access to additional training. The post holder would receive clinical supervision from within the team and line management supervision from a consultant clinical psychologist in the care hub.

About us

We are an established and committed team who provide compassionate and evidence-based care for our young people suffering with eating disorders.

We are committed to your wellbeing and development and have an extensive psychological therapy training programme and a thriving staff network to ensure everyone's voice is heard. The post holder will have a psychologist peer network within the respected CAMHS care hub.

We support staff to work flexibly and recognise and respect the roles colleagues hold outside of their working hours.

We believe a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture is vital and everyone's value should be recognised and respected.

We are a well-established and welcoming team which has a strong well-being ethos and a supportive, compassionate culture. Caseloads are actively managed, and staff supported in all areas of their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a qualified specialist Eating Disorder clinical psychology service to clients of the service, providing specialist psychological assessment andtherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies, Family Basedtreatments and other clinically indicated evidence based interventions.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the CED service.
  • To take a lead role as required in the development of new areas of service delivery.
  • To provide supervision to qualified and pre-qualified staff.
  • To offer expert consultation to partner agencies and other professionals within the multi-disciplinary team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the team, based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations andsemi structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients eating disorder/mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups within and across teams, employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations, drawing on different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisionalhypotheses.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both therapeutic and theoretical models and highly complex factors connecting historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based care plans.
  • To provide specialist psychologically informed advice, guidance, supervision and consultation to other professionals.
  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professionals and team members on risk assessment and risk management.
  • To act as care co-ordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating and implementing treatment plans including clients, their carers, referring agents and others involved in the network of care.
  • To communicate, in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under your care, and to monitor progress during the course of both uni and multi-disciplinary care.
  • To offer specialist therapy in a range of therapeutic modalities, for example CBT, AFT, DBT, Family Based Treatment, Family Therapy, therapies for attachment disorder etc.
  • To take the lead in developing discrete areas of service as required.


Person Specification

Education/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.
  • Registration with BPS


Desirable

  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Specialist training in therapeutic work with children, young people and families.


Experience

Essential

  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist (with demonstrable experience at a specialist level).
  • Experience of working with children and young people presenting with the full range of clinical severity across a wide range of care settings severity 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 working with families and carers.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator 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 assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, including psychometric testing, 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.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers severely challenging behaviours. and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and
  • Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to work flexibly including some evenings and occasional weekends.


Work Related Circumstances

Essential

  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs.
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies.
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT

Address

PCFT

Tenterden Street and Stopford House

Bury and Stockport

SK1 3XE

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311-HYM542-24

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