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Clinical Psychologist-Preceptorship Available B7-B8A

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£43,742 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Band 8A (preceptorship available at Band 7 until two years post qualification).

We are looking for a creative, forward thinking and motivated Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Counselling/Forensic) to join our friendly and professional multi-disciplinary team based at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge. Recently our commissioners have provided investment into the Psychology pathway for our inpatient services to enable the development and delivery of more psychologically informed services and increase access to psychological assessment, intervention and therapy, in line with national guidance.

You will be part of a newly expanded team of psychologists (including Principal Clinical Psychologist and other Highly Specialist Psychologists) led by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. This psychology team works as part of our multidisciplinary adult mental health in-patient pathway. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dedicated growing team who make a difference to patients, carers and the teams you will work with. You will also play a key role in service development and evaluation.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside the Principal Clinical Psychologist on three wards (Admission, Treatment and Rehabilitation) and you will be supported by a Band 5 Assistant Psychologist. There will be specific responsibilities and duties within each setting. You will have an exciting opportunity to contribute to developing the patient pathway across the adult inpatient service.You will receive professional leadership support and line management from within a friendly and innovative multidisciplinary team.

Working Environment

To work with clients admitted to the AAU, in the community and within their own homes. At times there will be lone working in the community environments, where there is an expectation to follow the relevant safety protocols. To work with clients and carers who at times are experiencing high levels of distress and some of whom may become challenging both verbally and physically.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment including neuropsychology assessment, to provide NICE compliant specialist psychological therapy, to provide advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other non-professional carers leading on aspects of the training and on-going supervision of psychologists and non-psychologist staff in psychological interventions.
  • To assist with appropriate governance arrangements for all psychological services within the teams.
  • To contribute to the initial expert assessment of clients newly referred to the teams.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.
  • To provide advice on methods of evaluating the work of the team including advising on suitable outcomes measures.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the teams.

The post does not have any budgetary responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the HCPC.


Desirable

  • Chartered Clinical / Counselling Psychologist.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, and in-patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity, 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 the application of clinical psychology in different contexts.


Desirable

  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
  • Experience of dealing with situations where clients are verbally and physically aggressive.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.


Knowledge & Understanding

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, psychological formulation, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration. This requires the use of highly developed analytical and judgement skills.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information, including contentious and highly distressing information, to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of psychological medicine.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the patient group and mental health.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.


Desirable

  • 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 etc).
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.


Physical Requirements

Essential

  • Motivated towards personal and professional development with a strong CPD record.


Other

Essential

  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting.


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, psychological formulation, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration. This requires the use of highly developed analytical and judgement skills.
  • Skills in individual and group work and in programme planning.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance, including regular supervision, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Willingness to be flexible, adaptable and innovative.
  • Planning and organising skills for caseload management. Skills in self-management, including time-management.
  • High standard of report writing for communication with professionals from NHS, Local Authority and other agencies, parents/ carers and clients.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information, including contentious and highly distressing information, to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.


Desirable

  • 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 etc.).
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.
  • High-level knowledge and skills in specialist neuropsychological assessment of adults.


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Fulbourn Hospital

Cambridge

CB21 5EF

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310-MASMH-5893399-D

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