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Snr Clinical Psychologist 8a/Clinical Psychologist B7 Preceptor–Ad LD

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The post holder will provide a qualified Clinical Psychology Service within the Pennine East Learning Disability Service. This will include the provision of enhanced specialist psychological assessment and therapy, working within the policies, procedures and protocols applicable to the service. The post-holder will offer advice and consultation on patients' psychological care to psychology and non-psychology colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures. To develop advanced skills in consultancy by implementing formal systems of consultancy within the Pennine East Learning Disability Service, as directed and guided by your Locality Professional Lead and his/her deputies.

Main duties of the job

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) are looking for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic clinical psychologist or a newly qualified clinical psychologist who has accredited training to a post graduate level or equivalent, currently registered with HCPC, to work within a busy and well respected Community Learning Disability service.

You would be providing a clinical psychology service to adults with a learning disability living in Pennine Lancashire. Pennine Lancashire covers geographical areas of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, and Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale in Lancashire.

Whilst this position is advertised at an 8A banding, we are also willing to offer a preceptorship/development post for newly qualified or those with less than 2 years qualified experience. Hence we would encourage you to contact us to discuss this further if you are interested and/or apply.

The successful candidate will provide direct clinical intervention to the Pennine East Lancashire Locality for adults with a learning disability in a variety of settings and provide consultation training and supervision to the wider MDT on the psychological care of adults with a learning disability.

This post offers the opportunity to joint work with a range of professionals who work with adults with a learning disability to deliver psychological assessment and a range of psychological interventions.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education/Training/Qualifications Essential
  • Band 8a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS. HCPC registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical). Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the British Psychological Society. Band 7 Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and Neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS. HCPC registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical).
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • An increased level of knowledge relevant to this post equivalent to a post-graduate diploma (in addition to entry level qualification) Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology. Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS by completion of CPD log demonstrating a minimum of 40 hours per year. Knowledge of legislation relevant to the patient group. Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, particularly with adults with a learning disability, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration. Well-developed skills in communicating effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS. Experience in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups. Formal training in supervision of other psychologists. Keyboard skills sufficient to enter data/write reports
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings. Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse. Demonstrable evidence of a continuing commitment to developing expertise in psychological assessment and intervention Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for patient's psychological care and treatment both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of multidisciplinary care plan.


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