Principal Clinical Psychologist

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Aug 2022

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Old Age
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a clinical psychologist with relevant neuropsychological assessment skills and experience to join the Younger People with Dementia Team, which sits within our Older People's Service. All psychology and psychotherapy staff are integrated into multidisciplinary teams, and the successful candidate will be working with the YPWD where our input is highly valued. The focus of the role will be providing neuropsychological assessment within the YPWD as well as supporting the development of Psychosocial Interventions (PSI) for this client group.

Main duties of the job

The service users who are referred to YPWD often have complex mental and physical health histories and as a senior clinician there will be an expectation that you will provide specialist assessment, psychological formulation and intervention, team consultation and training. You will also belong to a wider group of clinical psychologists and psychological therapists who work in different areas of OPS and who have shared aims and objectives to support colleagues in the psychological care of service users. Supervision will be offered within a peer neuropsychological supervision group as well as 1:1 supervision for clinical cases. As a professional group we have strong links with the Leeds DClinPsy course and regularly offer trainee placements, with opportunities for training, supporting doctoral theses, and commissioning Service Evaluation projects.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

We would encourage anyone interested in the post to contact

Dr. Louise Bergin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, on

Carolien Ispan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, on

Dr Zumer Jawaid, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry,

Kay Tschanschek, OPS Community Team Manager, on

to find out more about the post.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registered as clinical psychologist
Experience Essential
  • Neuro assessment preferably in neuropsychology and/or OPS/dementia services
  • Experience across services and care settings
  • Trained and experienced in offering clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in neuropsychology services and/or in OPS services

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