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Clinical/Forensic Psychologist - Psychology Team Lead

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wath upon Dearne, ROTHERHAM
Salary
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Prison and Forensic
Grade
Band 8B
Hours
Full Time
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Are you looking for something a bit different, a new challenge, a varied role?

We have exciting opportunities here at Wathwood in our unique medium secure setting.

Wathwood hospital is an award-winning hospital and prides itself on providing the highest quality of care to our patients.

Wathwood Hospital is a 78-bed adult male medium secure hospital. The service is for those aged over 18 who require assessment and treatment for mental health difficulties in a secure environment.

Wathwood Hospital is part of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which is one of the country's leading mental health and learning disability service providers, employing over 6000 staff to provide these services over more than 100 sites.

At Wathwood Hospital there is a strong commitment to delivering high quality professional care to patients requiring treatment within a medium secure environment.

We are seeking to recruit a HCPC registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist with a strong commitment to delivering high quality compassionate care. The Psychology Team Lead will provide clinical leadership to support the Senior Management team and psychology team. This is full-time 6 month fixed term/secondment position, but consideration will be given to part-time working.

Main duties of the job

  • Must be registered with the HCPC as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist
  • Qualification in highly specialist therapy modality (e.g. CAT, Schema Therapy)
  • Evidence of post-qualification training, experience and expertise in a highly specialist area of forensic clinical psychology practice (e.g. psychotherapy, risk assessment, VOTP, forensic supervision)
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in forensic mental health services and systems gained through specialist training and supervised practice
  • Experience of post-qualification knowledge and skills in forensic service evaluation and research, including evidence of publication
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision to staff, MDT colleagues & other psychologists
  • Evidence of leadership roles within NHS services
  • Co-ordination and supervision of candidates on route to professional qualification
  • Skills in providing advice and training to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management
  • Record of clinical effectiveness and quality improvement initiatives
  • Experience of psychological representation on committees and consultation (internal management meetings/other services/external agencies/non psychology staff)
  • Highly specialist ability to plan and organise clinical service provision to meet service demands
  • Experience of direct line management duties, commensurate with this grade, that might include responsibilities for patient care out of hours (i.e. on-call rota)


About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide a comprehensive clinical forensic psychology service to patients within Wathwood Hospital. As a senior clinician you will work closely with the General Manager to plan and organise clinical service provision to meet service needs. This includes ensuring the delivery of psychological assessment and therapies, as well as offering highly specialist advice and consultation about patients psychological care to clinical teams and senior managers. Following direction from the General Manager, to represent psychological services on committees within and outside the hospital as required.

Substantial post-qualification experience in forensic psychology practice is required. Post-graduate qualification in a highly specialist psychotherapeutic modality is desirable. The post-holder must have leadership experience in delivering and evaluating evidence based psychological interventions to address the complex needs of male offenders with a diagnosis of mental illness. The post-holder will provide teaching, training, and supervision to psychologists and other disciplines throughout the hospital.

Experience of line management of a psychology team is essential that has included successful recruitment strategies, professional supervision, service development, and quality improvement initiatives. Experience of senior management responsibilities is also desirable. The post-holder is to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures.

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details.

For further information contact Kirsty Wilson (01709 870800).

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Honours degree in Psychology at 2:1 or above, accredited by the BPS
  • MSc / Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology
  • Must be registered with the HPC as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist

Desirable
  • Chartered Clinical or Forensic status
  • Qualification in highly specialist assessment / treatment modality (e.g. CAT, Schema Therapy).

Training
Essential
  • Evidence of post-qualification training, experience and developing expertise in a highly specialist area of forensic clinical psychology practice (e.g. psychotherapy, risk assessment, violent offender treatment programmes, forensic supervision etc.).
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in forensic mental health services and systems gained through specialist training and supervised practice.
  • Training has included models of psychopathology, psychometric assessment, developmental psychology through the life span and two or more distinct approaches to therapeutic intervention.

Desirable
  • Awareness of issues related to Forensic mental health care

Experience
Essential
  • Highly specialist experience and expertise in forensic clinical psychology practice
  • Significant experience of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of providing and evaluating evidence based highly specialist psychological interventions to address complex problems and needs of male mentally disordered offenders
  • Experience of post-qualification knowledge and skills in forensic service evaluation and research, including evidence of publication

Desirable
  • Experience of management duties, commensurate with grade, that might include responsibilities for patient care out of hours (i.e. on-call rota)
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision to staff, MDT colleagues, and other psychologists
  • Evidence of leadership roles e.g. in leading projects within the service or Trust
  • Clinical and professional supervision of a psychological therapies team
  • Co-ordination and supervision of candidates on route to professional qualification

Knowledge
Essential
  • Experience of psychological representation on committees and consultation (internal management meetings, to other services / external agencies / non psychology staff).
  • Can demonstrate highly specialist knowledge and skills across a range of aspects of clinical and forensic psychology (e.g. violent offending behaviour, deliberate self-harm).
  • Knowledge and demonstrated awareness of how issues of diversity (race, culture, identity, gender and sexuality) can be taken into account in service provision.

Desirable
  • Evidence of leadership roles e.g. in leading projects / clinical work within the service or Trust.

Skills
Essential
  • Research skills for audit, policy, service development, and research projects
  • Highly specialist skills in at least one model of therapeutic intervention relevant to mentally disordered offenders
  • Skills in providing advice and training to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management
  • Record of clinical effectiveness
  • Highly specialist ability to plan and organise clinical service provision to meet service demands.
  • Proven ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Supervision of psychology and other MDT staff and professional trainees, including senior professionals and in areas of specialist expertise

Desirable
  • Proven skills (competent) in more than one model of therapy.
  • Experience of SPSS, databases/spreadsheets.
  • Experience of conference / presentation/teaching.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journal.
  • Presentations / dissemination of material at conferences / senior management meetings.
  • Highly developed research skills

Contractual requirements
Desirable
  • Car owner with clean driving licence


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