Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary mental health liaison team?
We are seeking to recruit a Band 8B Practitioner Psychologist for the Mental Health Liaison Team at the James Paget University Hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established multi-disciplinary team, which meets the standards of CORE-24 liaison services and aims to provide holistic care.
As well as providing specialist psychological input, the role involves supporting the team to further develop psychologically informed ways of working. There are also exciting opportunities in relation to service development, evaluation, and innovative approaches.
You will link in with the wider psychological professions network within the Care Group.
There are well established links with the UEA Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course, and the role will include supporting and supervising Trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement.
We are looking for a motivated, compassionate team player, who enjoys working in a fast paced and often pressurised environment. You will be supported to develop into and fulfil this role and relevant CPD to support this will be available and encouraged. This includes access to funding for training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
HCPC Practitioner Psychologists from a Clinical, Counselling, Health or Forensic background can be considered, depending on relevant skills and experience. Main duties of the job
You will lead on the delivery of psychological input and services to the mental health liaison team. Direct psychological input will include conducting specialist assessments, developing formulations and providing brief evidence-based interventions. You will also support the team to work in a psychologically-informed way, through joint working and the provision of training, case discussion / reflective practice sessions, and supervision.
The role also includes consultancy and liaison with other mental health services, including secondary care mental health teams and other acute services, such as the Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team.
You will also be part of the Clinical Leadership of the team, working with the Consultant Psychiatrists and Clinical Team Leader to continue to develop the service and to work towards the goal of PLAN accreditation (Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network).
Through linking in with other services and working together with a consultant clinical psychologist, you will also have the opportunity to further develop therapeutic interventions within acute services, as part of psychologically-informed pathways. You will also contribute to the personality disorder strategy and the DBT programmeAbout us
Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other. Benefits
Benefits included with this role are:-
Job descriptionJob responsibilities**This post attracts a recruitment premium of £3,000 (pro-rata for part time roles). This is a one off payment with half paid on appointment and half paid after the completion of a satisfactory probation period (6 months). The premium is taxable. Please note that should you leave employment, or choose to move to an alternative post within the Trust that does not attract this recruitment premium, you will be required to reimburse all or some it, as follows: 100% of the value of the premium in the first 12 months; 50% of the value of the premium in the period 12 months to 2 years following appointment. Please note this recruitment premium is for external applicants only. Not applicable to newly qualified nurses**
- NHS pension
- a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
- career progression
- starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
- staff physio service
- NHS discounts and many more
- Relocation packages.
Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!
Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.
Please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @NSFTjobsPerson SpecificationSkillsEssential
- Use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
- Assessment, evaluation and management of risk associated with mental ill health and related psychopathology
- Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively complex, highly technical and clinically highly sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
- Production of reports suitable for public presentations and presentation in medico-legal setting
- High level knowledge in the assessment and evaluation of psychological therapies
- Specialist complex psychological assessment and treatment of people with a wide range of mental health problems, of varying severity and complexity
- Relevant experience in service area
- Extensive experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist and evidence of specialist knowledge gained through practice and ongoing training
- Application of psychology in different cultural contexts
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups and presenting problems including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems
- Teaching, training and delivering clinical supervision.
- Working in the relevant service to support specialist knowledge
- Representing psychology within MDT setting (clinical and organisational contexts).
- Experience of clinical work in a setting relevant to the post.
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, or its equivalent, including eligibility for chartered status with the BPS
- Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Further post-qualification, post-graduate training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
- Evidence of CPD in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
- Well-developed knowledge of theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with additional disabilities etc.)
- Practitioner level knowledge of at least two models of psychological therapy
- Providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
- Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
- Legislation and its implication for clinical practice and the appropriate management of people presenting with mental health problems
- Creating and delivering presentations and training programmes in line with specialist knowledge.
- Ability to travel independently
- Commitment to continuing professional development, to partnership working and to reflective clinical practice
- Experience of providing specific support intervention and strategy for staff.
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