Senior Applied Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stourbridge
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care to clients with highly complex mental health or learning disabilities which may include challenging behaviours.
  • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental health or learning disabilities.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of the service and the wider Trust.
  • In line with the banding of the post and its service context to:

Exercise supervisory/professional responsibility for other psychological therapists

Provide leadership in multi-disciplinary training and development

Provide leadership in service audit and development

Provide leadership in service evaluation and research

Ensure that a psychological perspective is brought to service redesign and cultural change

Main duties of the job

Main Duties/Responsibilities
  • Clinical Responsibilities, Patient Contact
  • Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources, which may include neuropsychological testing.
  • Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.
  • Undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Formulate plans for highly specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients' mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients and/or their carers.
  • Implement a range of highly specialist psychological therapies for individual clients, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required
  • To liaise with other professionals working within NHS, Social Inclusion and Health and the voluntary sector on matters relating to client care that have implications for the service.


About us

Trust Values

Employees, workers, and / or contractors will be expected to uphold the values of the Trust and exhibit the expected Trust behaviours aligned to the Trust's values. Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that they display the Trust values and behaviours in carrying out their job and that individuals feel able to challenge (or raise a challenge) when other colleagues' behaviours breach the spirit of Trust values.



Job description Job responsibilities

Main Duties/Responsibilities
  • Clinical Responsibilities, Patient Contact
  • Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources, which may include neuropsychological testing.
  • Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.
  • Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Formulates plans for highly specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients and/or their carers.
  • Implements a range of highly specialist psychological therapies for individual clients, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required.
  • Undertakes highly skilled evaluations and makes decisions about treatment options.
  • Provides highly specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other staff contributing directly to clients diagnosis, formulation and intervention plan.
  • Facilitates decision-making by planning and mapping processes/interventions with members of the team to determine the most appropriate treatment modality or service for clients.
  • To liaise with other professionals working within NHS, Social Inclusion and Health and the voluntary sector on matters relating to client care that have implications for the service.


2.0 Supervisory/Professional Responsibility

2.1. Clinical supervision of Trainee Applied Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists.

2.2. Clinical supervision of Band 7 Applied Psychologists working within immediate area, under the guidance of Principal Applied Psychologist

2.3. Will hold responsibility and accountability for their own actions, ensuring appropriate support and supervision is sought when required.

2.4. To keep abreast of current developments in this field through reading, attendance at appropriate training courses, and a range of other CPD activities, and to ensure that a log is kept of this in line with HCPC requirements.

2.5. To contribute, as appropriate, to the teaching offered on the local Applied Psychology training courses.

3.0 Multi-Disciplinary Training and Development

3.1. Provides highly specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other direct care staff in MDT

3.2. Provides clinical supervision to other direct care staff in MDT

3.3. Devises and delivers training to other staff in MDT

4.0 Service and Organisational Development

4.1. Planning and mapping interventions with members of the MDT to determine best treatments for groups of clients

4.2. Takes an active role in MDT delivery of CQUIN and QIP projects, NICE benchmarking and compliance requirements as required within MDT

5.0 Service Redesign and Cultural Change

5.1. Bring an understanding of psychological change processes to own role within MDT

5.2. Bring an understanding of psychological change processes to help MDT to cope with changes, in consultation with Consultant Applied Psychologist

6.0 Service Evaluation and Research

6.1. Take an active role in clinical audits as required within MDT

6.2. Undertake service evaluation and research in MDT

6.3. Develop proposals for research and service evaluation within MDT

6.4. Engaging multiple stakeholders in project work including service users and/or carers

6.5. Developing and implementing outcome monitoring within MDT

6.6. Supervise Applied Psychology trainee service evaluation and/or research
  • To undertake any other duties of a similar nature consistent with the responsibilities of this post in order to provide a quality LD service.


  • To undertake any other duties of a similar nature consistent with the responsibilities of this post in order to provide a quality Community LD service.


Person Specification Essential Essential
  • oPost-graduate doctoral level training in applied Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • oPost-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • oHCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist with Chartered Status
  • oTrained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • oWorking 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 a range of care settings.
  • oQuality and service improvement and evaluation.
  • oRisk assessment and risk management
  • oCommunicate highly complex and highly sensitive information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • oIdentify, provide and promote appropriate interventions / means of support for carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and challenging behaviours
  • oAble to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in highly distressing and challenging circumstances


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