This job has expired

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

View more

Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist to work across three units within the Rehabilitation and High Support Care hub as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT). The post holder will have the support of an Assistant Psychologist and links have been made with Universities to offer a placement to a Trainee Clinical Psychologist where appropriate.

The role will involve working across three rehabilitation units; Beckett Place, a 10 bed unit for females aged 18-65 located at Tameside General Hospital, Rhodes Place, a 8 bed unit for females aged aged 18-65 located in Oldham, and Stansfield place, a 12 bed unit for males aged 18-65 located in Rochdale.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the promotion and management of high quality psychology input across both units. The post will require you to provide psychological assessment, formulation and intervention to service users who present with complex mental health problems, including psychosis; alongside a possible history of trauma, substance misuse and forensic histories.

You will be expected to attend multi-disciplinary meetings and to facilitate regular clinical discussion groups to offer the MDT reflective space, develop psychological formulations and provide bespoke training. In addition you will provide one-to-one clinical supervision to Psychologists and to other members of the MDT delivering psychological interventions. The post will require you to be involved in service developments, Quality Improvement projects and governance within the service as required.

You will also be part of a wider psychology team within the Rehabilitation and High Support Care Hub where there are opportunities for shared learning, training and peer supervision.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job description and person specification for full details of this role.

Alternatively you may wish to make contact with the recruiting manager.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the BPS and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Further qualifications and / or training in a range of therapy models / interventions
  • Further training and / or qualifications in the delivery of clinical supervision
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in an inpatient setting (psychiatric rehabilitation / PICU / acute)
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering highly specialist psychological assessments and interventions (individual and group) within an NHS mental health environment
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary services in mental health providing therapy to service users with high levels of complexity
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision to other psychological therapists
  • Experience in teaching / training of other qualified mental health staff / non psychology staff
  • Experience of providing line management to other psychological therapists
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the application of clinical governance and risk management policies
  • Expertise in administration and interpretation of specialist psychological assessment tools
  • Knowledge of procedures that maintain and contribute to the improvement of psychological services
  • Knowledge of systems theory and organisational change
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Willingness to work as part of a psychology team providing input into the low secure units.
  • Skills in models of service delivery and an ability to articulate the value added by clinical psychology services within the context of multi-disciplinary mental health inpatient services.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment and intervention.
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and / or clinically sensitive information to service users, their families, carers and other professional colleagues, both within and outside the NHS
  • Ability to play an active role in service development via evaluation, audit and research
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
  • A wish to continue to develop expertise in the service area
work related circumstances Essential
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert