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Counselling/Clinical Psychologist Band 8b

Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Principle Clinical Psychologist within our Crisis and Home Treatment teams. You will work alongside a psychologically minded team of nurses, medics and allied health professionals across our two patches (Shrewsbury and Telford). It is envisaged that the post will entail working both directly and indirectly with service users referred to the crisis and home treatment team. You will be carrying out / supervising assessment, formulation and brief intervention work with individuals and/ or their systems. The post will also entail significant elements of consultation, reflective practice, staff well-being, team formulation and training. You will be supported via clinical supervision by the urgent care pathway consultant clinical psychologist and managerial supervision by the team manager. There are pathway psychology meetings and there is a twice monthly regional psychology meeting attended by adult mental health, our children and young people teams and specialist services psychologists. This post will maintain close links with other psychology colleagues within the urgent care pathway (inpatients, Crisis / home treatment and Liaison mental health). Across the pathway we will have 4 practitioner psychologists, trainee associate psychologists and assistant psychologists with the possibility of further expansion. We have close links and offer trainee placements for the Staffordshire Doctorate course and Keele TCAPS training programme.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide expert psychological assessment and reports, both written and verbal, to referrers of people with a wide range of psychological problems, in accordance with codes of professional ethics. .
  • Following assessment, to provide expert formulation and psychological therapy to an exceptionally high standard to service users with a range of mental health problems.
  • To formulate and implement plans for formal psychological intervention and/or management of a client's psychological difficulties, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To work with the MDT via Joint Assessment, Sharing Formulation, Joint Intervention.
  • Offering clinical supervision and teaching to the MDT, along with staff support and reflective practice on an ad-hoc basis. There will be opportunities to supervise assistant psychologists.
  • To offer 1:1 psychology sessions and potential group sessions, reflective practice, and de-briefs, as required, in accordance with Trust Processes.


About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Attractive relocation package
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a specialist clinical psychology service within pathway to adults their families or carers. To work with clients alone at the team base, in local NHS settings or other care environments, or at their home as necessary. Within this to be able to communicate highly complex information effectively in highly emotive situations and overcome psychological resistances to potentially threatening issues. To be responsible for conducting psychological interviews, deriving information from self-report measures, rating scales, psychometrics (where necessary), direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care, interpreting complex data and giving feedback effectively and with sensitively. To be skilled in risk assessment and management. These demands will incorporate frequent intense concentration often in emotionally demanding or unpredictable environments. You will be expected to maintain high professional levels of clinical judgement and application of complex skills at all times.

You will provide expert psychological assessment and reports, both written and verbal, to referrers of people with a wide range of psychological problems, in accordance with codes of professional ethics. Following assessment, to provide expert formulation and psychological therapy to an exceptionally high standard to service users with a range of mental health problems.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good undergraduate degree (preferably relevant to psychological therapy)


Desirable

  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, including psychosis, across the whole life course


Desirable

  • Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings.


Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Redwoods Centre

Bicton Heath

Shrewsbury

SY38DS

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