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Assistant Psychologist in Neurorehabilitation

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Full Time
An opportunity for two full time Assistant Psychologists has arisen in neurorehabilitation services in the Mid Notts locality. This follows a successful bid to the Stroke Quality Improvement for Rehabilitation Project (SQuIRe) creating an opportunity to support the Clinical Psychology input across the stroke care pathway and also the progression of the current post holder in the Community Neurorehabilitation Team on to Clinical Psychology training. The posts will involve working under the supervision of qualified Clinical Psychologists as part of multidisciplinary teams in either inpatient or community settings providing rehabilitation for patients with neurological conditions.The roles are temporary for 12 months, Agenda for Change Band 5. The service needs are 1.0 wte for an inpatient role at the stroke ward at Kingsmill Hospital and 1.0 wte community post split between the Integrated Community Stroke Service (0.4 wte) and the Community Neurorehabilitation Team (0.6 wte) both in Mid Notts. Two full time roles are the preferred configuration, however we are willing to consider part time applications if this suits the needs of the service.Interviews are to be held on 25.07.24

Main duties of the job

The post holders will support the provision of Clinical Psychology Stroke Services provided by Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SFHT) and the Community Neurorehabilitation Service provided by Nottinghamshire Healthcare.The main duties of the role will be to contribute to the implementation of mood and cognition care pathways in accordance with national guidance including conducting psychometric assessments with patients on the ward or in their own homes.You will contribute to the provision of training the multidisciplinary team with regard to patients' psychological and neuropsychological wellbeing in order to support a stepped care model.You will support audit activities including gathering outcome information, supporting service evaluation and preparing related reports. You will support service related research as appropriate. The service will be run in line with relevant national guidelines, and you will be encouraged to engage with appropriate CPD plus mandatory training to ensure best practice.You must have a BPS accredited Psychology Degree Upper Second Class or above and experience of working as an Assistant Psychologist under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist. You must have experience of working with vulnerable patient populations, ideally with people with neurological conditions. You must have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a range of professionals, patients, and families.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • . To carry out service evaluation or service-related research within neurological services under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist. This may include carrying out literature reviews, planning evaluations, collecting and analysing data & producing written reports. This work involves close liaison with staff within the multidisciplinary team. A variety of methods of data collection may be required including: neuropsychological psychometric tests, patient observation & completion of questionnaires. To develop and maintain training packs, information leaflets, libraries of equipment and other tasks necessary to the efficient running of the service.. To support the mood and cognition stepped care pathways including the completion of psychometric assessments relating to neurological populations. Assessments may involve: neuropsychological psychometric testing of cognition patient observations interviews, questionnaires and designing bespoke behaviour charts analysing screening tools completed by staff.. To support and carry out patient programmes and interventions relating to neurorehabilitation. To include: cognitive rehabilitation and advice basic risk assessment, individual sessions group work and offering psychoeducationalsessions. To attend multidisciplinary team meetings as part of this work. To offer support to family members, carers, health staff and other professionals as appropriate. To contribute to delivering psychological training to healthcare staff including the preparation of training materials. To promote clinical psychology services by providing relevant information to referrers and commissioners as appropriate.. To be responsible for maintaining a high standard of written and electronic record keeping in line with Directorate Trust, HCPC standards For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • 1st class or upper second class honours degree in Psychology
  • Eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society


  • Further relevant postgraduate training e.g. in clinical or other applied psychology disciplines or neurosciences

Work Experience


  • Substantive experience of working with adults with psychological needs in physical or mental health settings
  • Experience of team work
  • Experience of working in a Clinical Neuropsychology or Clinical Psychology Service under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist


  • Experience of psychometric testing of cognition
  • Experience of working with neurological populations
  • Experience of developing psychological resources
  • Experience of presentations and teaching
  • Experience of completing risk assessments
  • Experience of delivering group or individual psychological interventions
  • Experience of reviewing literature and writing clinically relevant reports



  • Application of psychological knowledge to Clinical Neuropsychology setting
  • Ability to communicate with individuals with communication or cognitive difficulties
  • Appropriate use of clinical supervision
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Research and audit skills
  • Ability to use databases, spreadsheets and statisical analysis
  • Ability to move test and IT equipment between sites and patient's homes and to administer lengthy psychometric tests

Dispositional attributes


  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Flexibility to work as and where required with a variety of professions across physical and mental health contexts
  • Reliability and personal integrity

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mansfield Community Hospital

Stockwell Gate


NG18 5QJ

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