Assistant Clinical Psychologist - Memory Assessment Service

Employer
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Derby
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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We are looking for a Psychology graduate who has a good honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above) to work within the Derbyshire Memory Assessment Service.

You will work with experienced Clinical Psychologists / Clinical Neuropsychologists to support the assessment and formulation of people referred to the Psychology service within the Memory Assessment Service.

You will learn about the varied and complex presentations of people with suspected cognitive decline and work with experienced Psychologists to help people make sense of their difficulties.

Applications:

We request that applicants write a short piece (no more than 500 words) answering the following question:

In your opinion, what can we do to ensure that we get the best performance from someone who is completing a neuropsychological assessment?

Applicants are asked to include this in their application in the supporting information section, under a Neuropsychological Assessment heading.

Main duties of the job

THIS VACANCY MAY CLOSE EARLY SUBJECT TO THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED - THEREFOR PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ASAP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE POST.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills in order to engage with people with suspected cognitive difficulties, their family members and carers.

We anticipate that the post holder will have had previous experience in the administration and scoring of psychometric tests and be able to contribute to report writing.

In addition, the post holder will support research and audit activities under the supervision of an experienced qualified Clinical Psychologist.

The post holder will be required to travel to clinic bases throughout Derbyshire.

Whilst this post is primarily to support the Memory Assessment Service in the South Derbyshire area (Derby City, Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire and Derbyshire Dales) there may be a need to travel to clinics in North Derbyshire to meet service demands.

About us

Derbyshire Healthcare has been rated 'good' overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services, and staff have rated the Trust highly in the areas of health and wellbeing, morale and immediate managers.

Psychologists within the Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust have a well established and supportive professional network with regular meetings and in house CPD events. The successful candidate will have an individual professional development plan negotiated as part of their work plan.

There are excellent links with local professional training courses with staff supporting the local training committees, participating in trainee selection and regularly offering training and placements to existing doctoral trainees.

Job description Job responsibilities

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Clinical duties:
  • To undertake neuropsychological assessments of people referred to the Memory Assessment Service, which may include psychometric tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect observations and semi-structured interviews of the referred person, family members and other third parties.
  • To assist in the generation and testing of hypotheses about the nature and causes of presenting difficulties, that lead towards a psychological formulation of their difficulties, under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist.
  • To assist in the development of a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all people referred to the service, across all settings where care takes place.
  • To attend and contribute to relevant multidisciplinary meetings.


  • Person Specification Qualification Essential
    • Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in Psychology
    Desirable
    • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis
    Qualification Essential
    • Eligibility for the Graduate membership of the BPS
    Experience Essential
    • Work experience in a formal care setting
    Desirable
    • Experience of administering and scoring psychometric tests
    • Experience of working with people with cognitive problems
    • Experience of working with older people
    • Work in the NHS
    • Previous experience as an Assistant Psychologist
    Skills Essential
    • An understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with cognitive impairment and their families/carers
    Desirable
    • Knowledge and skills related to working with people with cognitive impairment
    • Knowledge and skills related to working older people
    • Knowledge and skills related to working with people with mental health difficulties
    • Knowledge and skills related to working with people with learning disabilities
    Skills Essential
    • Good written communication skills as demonstrated in the person's application
    • Understanding of the need / purpose of regular clinical supervision
    Knowledge Desirable
    • Neuropsychological Assessment question answer
    Other Essential
    • Ability to travel to different clinics within Derbyshire


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