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Senior Practitioner Psychologist Crisis Team and SOAMHS Inpatient

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pa
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit one HCPC registered Senior Practitioner Psychologist to work across our age inclusive Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHT) and older people's mental health inpatient ward. The post will be based at Langley Green hospital in Crawley. The CRHT service supports people experiencing an acute mental health episode, providing crisis assessment and home treatment to support admission avoidance. Opal ward is an inpatient ward for older people.

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high quality standard of care along with excellent communication, interpersonal and assessment skills. You will have a positive attitude towards change, demonstrate trust values, with an ability to contribute to the evolving nature of our service.

You will receive regular high quality supervision as well as being expected to provide leadership and supervision to other staff. You will be working as part of a wider psychology team, based at Langley Green Hospital and have access to our supportive network of psychological practitioners.

This is an exciting role that includes a broad range of leadership development opportunities, including the development of evidence-based interventions, including DBT informed skills, trauma informed care, Positive Behaviour Support or the psychosis pathway. Your views and ideas would be greatly valued. There will also be opportunity to access further training, such as Daniel Freeman's Feeling safe training.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Practitioner psychologist, you will;
  • Apply skills and expertise in psychological assessments
  • Collaboratively develop formulations and care plans,
  • Facilitate group and individual psychological interventions
  • Provide case consultations and reflective practice sessions for staff
  • Provide teaching, training and supervision, to assistant and trainee psychologists.

If you feel that you may require additional support to work within the inpatient or urgent care context, we can offer you an enhanced support package for you to reach your potential and develop your skills in these areas.

Informal visits can be arranged.

About us

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

We'd love you to join our Trust, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key survey results:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
  • 77% identifying opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description Job responsibilities

In order to be a successful Senior Practitioner Psychologist in our team you will;
  • Be a qualified Clinical/Counselling/Forensic Psychologist, with HCPC registration
  • Be analytical and show good attention to detail
  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced and varied role.
  • Be Passionate about working with people with a range of complex mental health needs

SPFT staff have the capacity to work from home remotely where applicable and in agreement with your line manager.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Please apply using the link in this advert, or for more information explore the attachments or contact the individuals below:

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse.
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Post qualification study to Master's level (or equivalent)
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Meet NMC requirement for maintenance of registration
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • experience as Ward Manager or equivalent in the community
  • Demonstration of personal development
  • Experience working with people with serious mental health problems
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Health and Social Care governance
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of performance management.
  • Experience of Risk Assessment and management
  • Demonstration of collaborative working with Multi Disciplinary Team / other services.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 2007, Mental capacity Act 2005, Care Programme Approach, Safeguarding adults and children and other relevant legislation / government developments.

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