Permanent from 0.4 WTE up to 1 WTE (37.5 hours) Crisis Care Centre Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (8a)at Harplands Hospital (opportunities for agile & flexible working)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Senior Psychologist to work in our Crisis Care Centre (CCC).
This post is available from 0.4 WTE (15 hours) up to 1 WTE (37.5 hours). The Trust supports agile working & the ability to work from home part of the time can be facilitated alongside flexible start & finish times.
The successful applicant will work alongside a psychologically-minded team of nurses, medics & social workers based at the purpose-built CCC
. The CCC includes Home Treatment (HT) offering an alternative to a hospital admission for adults &/or facilitating an earlier hospital discharge & Access Team providing a single point of contact for all Mental Health Crisis for individuals of all ages. The HT team is in the process of applying for Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme (HTAS). Furthermore, the post holder will be a member of The Acute & Urgent Care (A&UC) psychology service comprised of psychological staff working into our three acute adult wards, PICU, Mental Health Liaison Team & two Older Persons wards offering ample opportunities for peer support. The successful applicant will be supported by a part-time Assistant Psychologist.
Main duties of the job
This post offers scope to shape job plan in line with service priorities & interests. Both direct client work (inc. home visits) & broader indirect work will be available. It is envisaged that this would entail consultation, reflective practice, team formulation & training. The direct work would entail supporting clients with a wide range of mental health difficulties in crisis by offering assessment, formulation & brief interventions. Time split between supporting the HT Team and Access can be discussed & apportioned once in post.
This post will be supported via clinical supervision with the A&UC Consultant Psychologist & managerial supervision with the Team Manager. There is a range of CPD opportunities available.
Valuable experience to bring to this post would be previous work in crisis, hospital settings & working psychologically with staff teams.
We would be delighted to discuss this opportunity with any interested candidates & informal visits are welcomed. Please contact Dr Ann Kilanska (Consultant Psychologist) Ann.Kilanska@combined.nhs.uk /07977364339 or Jo Willis (Service manager) Joanne.Willis@combined.nhs.uk/ 07773131255 for further information.
Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do & how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work & 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 & we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring & compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well & has been told by the Care Quality Commission 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 & discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.
Stoke-on-Trent has excellent transport links & is easy to commute to from many areas.
The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts & compressed hours to support working families & 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 & discounts
Individual Personal Development Plan & Career Progression
Excellent pension scheme available
27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)
Job description Job responsibilities
To read more information about the advertised role, & the full details of the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description & Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.
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Person specification Qualifications ESSENTIAL
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
- HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
- Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course & a range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings.
- Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation & integration of data from a variety of sources.
- Undertakes risk assessment & risk management for individual clients & provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment & risk management.
- Formulates plans for highly specialist psychological work &/or management of clients mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework & evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients &/or their carers.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
- Must have experience of: 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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