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Clinical Psychologist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Per Annum Pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Base/Location: Skylark Ward, Royal Preston Hospital

Band/Salary: 8a

Hours / Pattern of work: 22.5 hours per week

Type of contract: Permanent

Mental Health Services across LSCFT are undergoing a period of rapid growth and modernisation. In Central Lancashire, LSCFT is opening a specialist 11 bedded unit providing inpatient service for older adults.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced clinical psychologist to join our new dynamic inpatient team. The post holder will be an integral part of the MDT providing specialist psychological consultation, assessment and interventions. The role will also involve staff training and supervision of psychology and non-psychology colleagues.

The post is professionally attached to the locality older adult psychology team and wider network, both of which offer a friendly and supportive space, with a strong commitment to providing quality services for older people in Lancashire. The Trust is also committed to staff development, and have invested in on-going training and development opportunities including funding recent further therapy training and leadership courses.

Although not essential, it is desirable that the post holder has additional qualifications/skills or be willing to complete training in specific psychological interventions, for example, EMDR, compassion-focused therapy; ACT, trauma focused work etc

Main duties of the job

Mental Health Services across LSCFT are undergoing a period of rapid growth and modernisation. In Central Lancashire, LSCFT is opening a specialist 11 bedded unit providing inpatient service for older adults.

The post holder will be responsible for providing confident experienced clinical and managerial input. This will include the following with MDT support:

  • To provide a qualified Clinical Psychology Service to service users of the Skylark Ward including the provision of enhanced specialist psychological assessment and intervention.
  • To offer advice and consultation on service user's 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 services policies and procedures.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area in which the post holder works.

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.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • The Graduate Basis for Registration (further to completion of an honours degree in psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society, or, in the case of courses that are not accredited or where the first degree is not in psychology, by completion of the Society's Qualifying examination, or completion of a Society accredited Conversion Course).
  • Eligibility for entry onto the Register of Chartered Psychologists
  • Satisfactory completion of a British Psychological Society accredited Doctoral Level postgraduate professional training course in clinical psychology (the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology), the completion of which includes the study of models of psychopathology, psychometric and neuropsychological assessment, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and individual and group based treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including primary and secondary/ specialist care and inpatient/residential, outpatient and community team settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, with clients of all ages across the lifespan and of wide-ranging presenting problems that reflect the full spectrum of clinical complexity and
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
Skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment commensurate with doctoral level training, including specialist clinical interviewing, behavioural observation, complex psychometric testing and specialist neuropsychological testing.
  • Skills commensurate with doctoral level training in the formulation of problems from a psychological perspective and in the implementation of highly specialist psychological therapies, interventions and management techniques that are appropriate for use with complex presenting problems. Able to deliver established/evidenced based psychological therapy to fidelity.

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