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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sale
Salary
Depending on experience per annum dependent on experience
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a new and exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist with enthusiasm and interest in working with older people to join a friendly and supportive memory assessment service and play an active role in shaping the service offer for individuals with a diagnosed or suspected dementia.

The post offers opportunities to work within memory assessment (0.8WTE) and dementia crisis and prevention services (0.2WTE). The post holder will be conducting a range of psychological and neuropsychological assessments related to the diagnostic process for dementia. In addition, they will provide assessment, formulation and intervention for individuals with a diagnosis of dementia, and support the wider team in implementing the Newcastle model for behaviours that challenge in dementia, including providing training and consultation.

Please note we would consider a Band 7-8a preceptorship for a suitably experienced candidate.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will be able to demonstrate experience or a high level of enthusiasm/commitment to working with older people with or without dementia and/or conducting neuropsychological assessments/interventions. Experience of working within multidisciplinary environments will also be an advantage. The post holder will be required to complete or oversee service audit and evaluation projects and contribute to service development activities such as staff training. Post holders will need to contribute actively to team and multi-disciplinary working, so a high standard of written and verbal communication is required.

The postholder would also have links with the wider Older People's psychology service in GMMH. As a group we meet twice annually for continuing professional development, as well as other regular forums, and opportunities for further training are encouraged and supported.

Applicants must be registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Work or placement experience with older people and/or people with cognitive impairment is desirable. The post is available on a permanent contract.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts


Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology


Desirable

  • Diploma in Neuropsychology


Experience

Essential

  • Extension experience of Neuropsychological Assessment


Desirable

  • Experience of working in MDT setting


Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

Crossgate House

Cross Street

Sale

M33 7FT



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437-6252637-A

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