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Clinical or Counselling Neuropsychologist Development Role

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Evesham
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for a clinical or counselling psychologist to undertake a development post from 8a to 8b to work towards leading psychological interventions in our stroke teams in Worcestershire. The post is up to 4 days. They will support the development of a matched care approach with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary working and psychological consultation. They will be experienced in the use and interpretation of neuropsychological and psychological assessments, MDT working, specialist delivery of psychological, vocational and neuropsychological interventions as well as supervision, consultation, teaching and training. The psychology team is very supportive and has lots of development opportunities. We have previously supported clinicians in the trust to complete their QICN. To find out more please contact fiona.pipon-young@nhs.net Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

Main duties of the job

  • Providing clinical expertise and leadership in the psychological and cognitive needs of people following a stroke and their families and contributing to a culture of support and collaboration both in the service and with partner agencies
  • Providing direct clinical work including assessment, rehabilitation and therapy with individuals, their families and the wider system, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches guided by client needs
  • Consultation and guidance to the wider team and networks is integral including facilitating case discussion and care planning to support patient goals
  • Contributing to service development, teaching, and training
  • Supervision will be provided by an experienced Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and funding opportunities and supervision is available to those wishing to pursue the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN)


About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc/BA Honours degree at 2:1 or above in psychology
  • Post graduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Post qualification training in specific, evidence based techniques for use with clients with complex psychological presentations and/or physical health difficulties, across the age span
  • Evidence of regular further professional training and experience as required by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the BPS
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Psychologist (Clinical or Counselling) by the BPS
  • Eligible for registration as a Practitioner member of the BPS Division of Clinical/Counselling Psychology
  • Registered with HCPC as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Experience

Essential

  • Experience required specific to the role and clinical area
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working as a qualified Clinical/Counselling Psychologist within the relevant area
  • Sufficient training and experience to be recognised by the Division of Clinical/Counselling Psychology as a suitably qualified psychologist to offer clinical placements to trainee Clinical/Counselling Psychologists
  • Training and experience in the application of psychological knowledge within a number of different specialties
  • Experience of assessing and providing a wide range of psychological interventions to patients presenting with the full degree of clinical severity and across a range of clinical mental health presentations
  • Experience of conducting clinically relevant research


Desirable

  • Experience of strategic planning and service development
  • Experience of teaching and training psychologists in a Clinical/Counselling Psychology doctorate training course
  • Experience of leading in relation to the development and organisation of psychological interventions within a given clinical area


Skills & Abilities

Desirable

  • Able to think strategically to consider the wider picture for developing specialist services long term and planning developments, which may impact across agencies


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge required specific to the role and clinical area
  • Well-developed psychometric assessment skills


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post


Desirable

  • Previous publications in either peer reviewed academic or professional journal and/or books


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Evesham Community Hospital

Waterside

Evesham

Worcestershire

WR11 1JT

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