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Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Hambleton and Richmondshire Crisis and Intensive Home Treatment Team is based at North Moor House, Northallerton and offers assessment and interventions to an adult population presenting in mental health crisis.

We cover a large area and we endeavour to offer intervention on site or in patients homes. Therefore access to a vehicle and ability to work alone across varying locations is a necessity.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Psychologists in the team are key leadership team members and as such work following the multi disciplinary team approach adopted by the whole team.

As a key member there would be an expectation for the 8a Psychologist to lead and support other clinicals in the team whilst also providing specialist assessment and therapy for an identified patient group. A key part of the role will be leading on 72 hour formulations within the team.

Psychologists & Psychological Therapists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academy's Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, NorthYorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Job SummaryAccountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care to clients with highly complex mental health conditions or learning disabilities which may include challenging behaviours.To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.To provide clinical supervision and training to less experienced colleagues within the designated psychology service and to other members of the multidisciplinary team.To undertake formal research as an integral part of the job and act as field supervisor to doctorate trainees.To be proactive in continual service improvement within own area.To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details - Louise Gardner, Psychologist in the crisis team - 01609 751182

Clair Hewitt, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the crisis team - 01609 751182

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered psychologist with HCPC
  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with mental health/learning disability clients
Skills Essential
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence- based practice relevant to the role

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