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Clinical Psychologist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting new role with an opportunity to work across Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) and Residential Rehabilitation services.

The EIP team provides a community based service for people from 14-65 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The residential rehabilitation part of the role involves providing direct and indirect intervention for a small group of adults, working with a recovery focus.

The psychological therapists in the teams work autonomously within professional guidelines to provide a high quality specialist psychology service to service users, their families, and other professionals/services involved in the life and care of service users. To ensure that effective, tailored, evidence based psychological assessments and interventions are delivered to service users and their families. To deliver interventions underpinned by evidence based practice, NICE guidance, and DH guidance.

To be responsible for robust assessment and formulation of a service user's psychological needs. To offer highly skilled care-planning in response to the formulation and communicate this accordingly to those involved in the care of the service user.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of service users, utilising information from primary and secondary health care contacts as well as direct contact with the service user
  • Where indicated to utilise complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care. The post-holder will also be responsible for the safe use of any equipment used during assessments (e.g. test batteries).
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range settings.

For further main duties please view the job description

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Job description Job responsibilities

For additional information please view the job description and person specification for this advert.

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications/ Knowledge Essential
  • Professional qualification in the form of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
  • HCPC Registered.
  • Experience of working in adult mental health and with complex and serious mental health problems.
  • Experience of working in adult mental health inpatient services.
  • Post accreditation training in additional specialised areas of psychological practice e.g. CBT, CBTp or other.
Skills/Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist for a minimum of two years.
  • Experience of teaching or training.
  • Experience of supervision of others.

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