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Consultant Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lincoln
Salary
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024
We are looking for a highly capable Consultant Clinical Psychologist to join our team and help lead psychological input to our acute care services in Boston (inpatient and Crisis Team). The postholder will also be required to offer staff consultation/ supervision support to the Psychiatric Clinical Decisions Unit (PCDU) & Mental Health Urgent Assessment Centre (MHUAC) which are based in Lincoln. The postholder will, as required, deputise for the Head of Inpatient and Urgent Care Psychology Service and take the lead in managing psychologists working at Ward 12, Boston, and Louth CRHT.

Applications are invited from candidates who will ensure an improved patient experience within our acute and urgent care services. This is an exciting and challenging leadership role that will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to work as part of a supportive psychology department that is focused on delivering high standards of care through evidence based practice.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide highly specialised and expert psychological services directly to clients with complex psychological issues relating to acute distress, psychosis, mood disorder, and complex trauma / personality disorder (vulnerable and emotional adults referred to the services).
  • To provide specialist consultation and highly expert advice to staff across the organisation and to partner agencies
  • To lead the psychology provision for the LPFT acute care pathway - inpatient wards, PCDU/ MHUAC and Crisis teams.
  • To take the lead in setting the standards of clinical work and the direction of service development in the service and across the organisation to achieve our vision in transforming acute and urgent care.
  • To develop the scope and breadth of the service as circumstances permit.
  • To provide support to the psychologists, trainee psychologists, and assistant psychologists working in the service countywide
  • To provide expert and highly specialist psychological related advice to committees/projects/working groups of the Trust as required.
  • To develop training packages and support the clinical team to deliver these packages across the organisation in all divisions and across the multi-agency
  • To represent the service in relationships with other agencies and care providers
  • To ensure the provision of specialist clinical and line management and support to staff working in the acute and urgent care services, including recruitment of staff


About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life .Visitbeinlincolnshire.com to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

They will have:
  • A post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical or Forensic psychology (or its equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of two or more distinct therapies.
  • Substantial experience of working as a qualified clinical or forensic psychologist in challenging environmentsExperience of working with a wide variety of client groups, presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings
  • Substantial experience of working as a clinical or forensic psychologist with vulnerable adults who suffer from mental health issues
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients psychological care and treatment
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification in Clinical or Forensic Psychology accredited by the BPS (or equivalent)
  • Honours degree in Psychology
  • Doctoral level training or equivalent in at least one specialised area of psychological problems
  • HCPC registered


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience of working as a qualified clinical or forensic psychologist in challenging environments
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings
  • Substantial experience of working as a clinical or forensic psychologist with vulnerable adults who suffer from mental health issues
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.


Desirable

  • Experience of AIMS and/or HTAS accreditation
  • Experience of CQC inspections
  • Highly experienced in providing clinical supervision to inpatient nursing staff


Skills & Competences

Essential

  • Ability to analyse and interpret of various information, understanding of various research design methodologies
  • Able to communicate effectively at a both a written and oral level across a number of stakeholders, professional and non-professional groups
  • Knowledge of appropriate clinical legislation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Department of Psychiatry, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston or Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Lincoln

Lincoln

LN2 5UA

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