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Senior Psychologist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Acute Inpatient Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (8a or b7 preceptorship for newly qualified applicants)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Psychologist or Senior Psychologist to work in our Acute and Urgent Care Directorate. The post will be based at Harplands Hospital in SOT across two adult acute inpatient units- one mixed-sex & one male-only ward. Both wards hold AIMS-WA accreditation. This post is available from 15 hours up to 37.50 hours per week. The Trust supports agile working and the ability to work from home part of the time can be facilitated alongside flexible start and finish times.

The candidate will work alongside a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Senior Clinical Psychologist and two Assistant Psychologists. Within the AUCD there are also colleagues working in Older Adults Inpatients with further posts available within Crisis Care and Mental Health Liaison.

This post will be supported through regular clinical supervision offered by the Consultant Psychologist & managerial supervision with the Ward Mger. The candidate will join a friendly & engaged AUC Psychology team supporting innovation. There are opportunities to develop skills in leadership & consultation, as well as nurturing psychological mindedness within the team and embedding psychologically informed ways of working. There is a range of CPD opportunities available to enable you to further develop skills & knowledge in psychological models & team working.

Main duties of the job

This role will encompass high quality direct work which will include psychological assessments, formulations, group work and brief therapeutic work. The role will also include indirect work and consultation to develop a more psychologically-informed understanding of patient presentations. Moreover, the post holder will inform intervention plans by being actively engaged in supervision, reflective practice sessions, CISM (critical incident stress management) support sessions, service development in addition to facilitating teaching and training.

We are seeking a person with an enthusiasm to work within a highly dynamic service offering scope for innovation and creativity. Previous experience of working in an inpatient setting or a considered understanding of the inpatient psychology role is highly advantageous.

For the Senior Psychologist position, you should have substantial post qualification experience of working with service users in adult secondary or tertiary care settings. Applicants with less experience are also encouraged to apply. This post could also offer a Band 7 preceptorship opportunity with progression to Band 8a typically within a period of 2 years.

We would be delighted to discuss this opportunity with any interested candidates, and informal visits are very welcomed. Please contact Dr Ann Kilanska (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) for further information at or 07977364339.

About us

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

A detailed analysis of the most recent national NHS Staff Survey data has confirmed Combined Healthcare is the best rated Trust in the entire NHS.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well & has been told by the CQC that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Stoke-on-Trent has excellent transport links and is easy to commute to from many areas.

The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

In return we offer;

A competitive progressive salary

We cover the cost of your DBS Check (£44)

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)


Band 7 Salary Band is £40,057 - £45,839 per annum

Band 8A Salary Band is £47,126 - £53,219 per annum

Job description Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the full details of the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. JD and PS are available for both 7 and 8a bands.

You can also read more information about working at the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust in the document below or by visiting our website:

Person Specification Qualificaitons Essential
  • HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist with Chartered Status
Experience Essential
  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings.

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