Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge and Peterborough
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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CAMEO is an award-winning CPFT Early Intervention in psychosis service expanding to offer an age inclusive service (14-65 years) across a three-year pathway. We are looking to recruit 2 8a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologists to join our friendly, dynamic and busy early intervention service.

Cameo was established in 2002 and the service has had a significant impact on the development of the Early Intervention model across the UK and internationally.

The successful applicant will be based in the CAMEO North (Peterborough) or CAMEO South (Cambridge) multidisciplinary EIP teams. They will work with experienced clinical psychologists / CBTp therapists involved in the engaging, assessing, supporting, and enhancing outcomes for individuals and families experiencing first episode of psychosis across a broad range of community settings under the overall co-ordination of a Consultant Psychologist.

Main duties of the job

This role will include psychological assessment and individualised, formulation-driven interventions within a CBT framework as part service user's overall multi-disciplinary team care plan. Therapeutic interventions will be delivered in line with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Quality Standards for Early Intervention in Psychosis Services and across the whole caseload which will include individuals experiencing their First Episode of Psychosis. CAMEO recognises the aim of individualised therapy / group work as to promote self-awareness, independence, confidence, and hope within the service users own unique recovery journey.

Prior experience of working with psychosis or a wish to develop a robust professional working knowledge within this field would be essential. If you are a qualified and experienced CBT therapist / clinical psychologist with a proven ability to assertively engage therapeutically, ability to adapt your work across a wide range of clinical presentations and would like to be part of a service that aims to improve outcomes for people with first episode psychosis, we would look forward to meeting you.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To provide clinical leadership in the identification, assessment, treatment and evaluation of first episode psychosis (FEP) cases in the CAMEO North/ South team
  • To develop psychological formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrate information from assessments within a coherent framework that draws upon psychological theory and evidence, and which incorporates interpersonal, societal, cultural, and biological factors
  • To develop and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings
  • To provide a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group
  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management in line with Trust and inter-agency policies and procedures
  • To monitor and evaluate progress during both uni-and multi-disciplinary care, and to provide appropriate reports on this. To maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health
  • To utilise theory, evidence-based literature, and research to support evidence based practice in individual work and work with other team members
  • To participate and provide advice to other professionals as required on research design and methodology including complex audit and clinical and service evaluation to help develop service provision.


  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
    • Registered as Practitioner Psychologist with HCPC
    Desirable
    • Evidence of post-doctoral training (CBTp, Early Intervention in psychosis,) or willingness to undertake
    • Undertaken training in the supervision of trainee and qualified clinical psychologists
    Experience Essential
    • Substantial experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation, and treatment of service users across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
    • In depth experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary team setting
    Desirable
    • Previous experience of delivering cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis clinical supervision.
    • Experience of working with people experiencing psychotic symptoms and their families/ working in an EIP setting.
    • In depth experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care including leadership skills
    Knowledge and Skills Essential
    • Knowledge of and ability to deliver CBTp and behavioural family therapy
    • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
    • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the service user group and the setting, and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group
    Desirable
    • Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities, comorbid conditions, trauma).
    Personal Qualities Essential
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling formation of networks with professionals within the Trust and from other agencies to promote effective team working with service users.
    Desirable
    • Positive approach to Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) including willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude to embrace new ways of working
    Other Essential
    • Ability to travel independently across the county and work in a range of community settings


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    310-ASMH-4359979-A
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