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Clinical Psychologist Specialising in Older People

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottinghamshire
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
We are looking to recruit Clinical or Counselling Psychologists to join four of our Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) in Nottinghamshire. We currently have vacancies within our Broxtowe, Gedling, Newark, and Rushcliffe CMHTs, with opportunity to work part time, or full time across Teams. Posts are advertised at Band 8a, however we welcome applications from applicants who are approaching qualification, newly qualified or if you are interested in a preceptorship arrangement.

MHSOP is an established Care Unit within the Trust and psychology is highly valued within this. We are engaged in a number of service development programmes, including pathways for psychological therapies, SMI and complex emotional needs. In parallel, the Care Unit is reviewing the provision of psychologically informed care, staff training to support this work and embedding new roles to facilitate the delivery of psychological interventions at different levels. Psychologists are integral to this process, and you would both support and participate in these developments.

Main duties of the job

There is a strong and developing network of Clinical, Counselling, Forensic and other Applied Psychologists across the Trust, facilitated by an Associate Director for Psychological Professions. We have excellent relationships with local professional training courses and academic institutions, which also provides further research, supervision and teaching opportunities. In addition, the MHSOP Care Unit promotes the importance of professional development. We have recently been able to provide access to post-qualification specialist training, alongside regular established CPD.

The CMHTs provide community based assessment and interventions for older people with a variety of mental health needs and people with a diagnosis of dementia. They also have links with the Memory Assessment Service (MAS), Young Onset Dementia team (YOD), Dementia Outreach Service (DOS) and the Intensive Home Treatment Teams (IHTT).

Clinical work within the team will include providing direct psychological and neuropsychological assessment and interventions. In addition, you would support the delivery of psychologically informed care and care planning through case discussions, MDT meetings, supervision, training and consultation.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!#TeamNottsHC

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role requires a qualified clinical or counselling psychologist who will have specialist skills for work with older people. The post holder will be one of a small team of clinical and counselling psychologists, working closely with service users and carers and with colleagues of a wide range of professions and levels within the context of multi-disciplinary teams.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Professional Doctorate in clinical psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Able to establish clinical relationships and work effectively with clients, relatives and carers (both professional and non professional).


Desirable

  • Specialist professional knowledge of psychological needs and services for older people and their carers, with some further specialisation within this. This includes relevant psychological theories, methods and evidence.


Experience

Essential

  • Understanding of health and social service organisational issues, statutory responsibilities and protocols for specific issues such as child protection, vulnerable adults, mental health act, confidentiality etc.
  • Assessment and treatment of functional mental health problems, individually and/or in group settings. Completing initial Health and Social Needs Assessments


Desirable

  • Previous experience of working with older people


Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Specialist professional knowledge of psychological needs and services for older people and their carers, with some further specialisation within this. This includes relevant psychological theories, methods and evidence.
  • Understanding of health and social service organisational issues, statutory responsibilities and protocols for specific issues such as child protection, vulnerable adults, mental health act, confidentiality etc.
  • To function as a CPA coordinator where appropriate.
  • Provision of psychological services to patients and their relatives and carers (where appropriate).


Desirable

  • Current driving licence.


Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Highbury Hospital

Bulwell

Nottinghamshire

NG6 9DR



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