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Senior Assistant Psychologist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to advertise for two Senior Assistant Psychologists to join Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's (NHFT) adult acute mental health inpatient services. The posts are based at St Marys Hospital in Kettering . These posts will be supervised by, and support the work of qualified Clinical Psychologists, working within the admission, recovery and psychiatric intensive care wards for adults with acute mental health needs in Northamptonshire

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will support in the provision of psychological assessments and interventions with clients admitted to the wards, contribute to enhancing psychological understanding within the MDT and assist with audit and service evaluation projects .

Regular clinical supervision will be provided, as are many opportunities to learn about a wide range of presentations and services due to the integrated nature of the Psychology Services within NHFT. Depending on the demands of the above role, clinical experience can be offered in a variety of areas, including neuropsychological assessment, inpatient individual and group work. It is essential that applicants have a recognised undergraduate degree in Psychology and have eligibility for Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. Experience of working within inpatient settings or complex adult mental health services would be beneficial.

We want to recruit a diverse workforce, who are values driven, compassionate and have a desire to deliver high quality care every day.

When applying for this post, in the Supporting Information section, in addition to your personal statement please write a brief paragraph on: What value can an Assistant Psychologist can bring to Inpatient Settings.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Eligible for GBR with BPS
  • Training in a specific, relevant therapeutic approach or assessments
  • Research qualification
Interest Essential
  • Demonstrates interest/enthusiasm for working in AMH inpatient setting
  • Quality of statement re role of AP in inpatients
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as an AP
  • Experience in working in inpatients/complex healthcare systems
  • Experience working in AMH settings

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