8c consultant clinical psychologist Memory Clinic; Older People CMHTs

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a consultant clinical psychologist to lead and develop our Memory Clinic and Older People's Community Teams in the North Norfolk and Norwich Care Group. This is a post that will work alongside the other consultant psychologists in the Trust and will sit within the NSFT wide psychologist's senior leadership forum.

There's an increased focus in the NHS Long Term Plan to ensure people have a timely diagnosis of dementia. Part of this role is to help meet this need locally.

You will be an HCPC registered clinical psychologist. A post-graduate diploma or MSC in clinical neuropsychology is essential. QiCN is desirable.

Main duties of the job

To lead on the development of Treatment pathways within the specialism and ensure improved access to evidence based psychological therapies.

To provide specialist neuropsychological and psychological assessments across the Memory Clinic and Older People's Community Teams.

To employ specialist clinical and therapeutic skills in assisting with adjustment to a dementia diagnosis and in the support of families and carers.

Clinically, the postholder will be expected to work with more complex diagnoses, which may include several comorbidities (e.g. young onset; physical health complications).

To provide specialist psychological advice and consultation to the clinical teams and to collaborate with the older people's service manager and care group's lead consultant clinical psychologist for the effective recruitment, professional appraisal and identification of CPD needs for psychologists, psychological therapists, assistant psychologists and CAPS within the service.

About us

The NNN Older Person Community Service is a large, expanding service that is currently rated 'Good' by the CQC. The successful applicant must have a passion for working with people with probable cognitive impairment and associated conditions related to old age.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To provide dedicated clinical leadership and direct clinical input to the Memory Clinic and Older Peoples Community Teams.

To work with psychological practitioners in the clinical teams to ensure robust psychology input, assessment and interventions are offered across the Memory Clinic and Older Peoples Community Teams.

To embed a system of supervision for all psychological professionals working in the services specified above.

To lead the development and delivery of reflective, psychologically led, team supervision.

Person Specification
  • Training in Clinical Psychology, at post-doctorate level, as accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society) or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-graduate diploma/MSC in clinical neuropsychology

  • QiCN

  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist for a minimum of six years
  • Experience of working with service users within the designated specialty

  • Ability to travel independently

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

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