Senior Clinical Psychologist

Employer
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Stoke on Trent
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Permanent from 0.4 WTE up to 1 WTE (37.5 hours) Crisis Care Centre Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (8a)at Harplands Hospital (opportunities for agile & flexible working)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Senior Psychologist to work in our Crisis Care Centre (CCC).

This post is available from 0.4 WTE (15 hours) up to 1 WTE (37.5 hours). The Trust supports agile working & the ability to work from home part of the time can be facilitated alongside flexible start & finish times.

The successful applicant will work alongside a psychologically-minded team of nurses, medics & social workers based at the purpose-built CCC. The CCC includes Home Treatment (HT) offering an alternative to a hospital admission for adults &/or facilitating an earlier hospital discharge & Access Team providing a single point of contact for all Mental Health Crisis for individuals of all ages. The HT team is in the process of applying for Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme (HTAS). Furthermore, the post holder will be a member of The Acute & Urgent Care (A&UC) psychology service comprised of psychological staff working into our three acute adult wards, PICU, Mental Health Liaison Team & two Older Persons wards offering ample opportunities for peer support. The successful applicant will be supported by a part-time Assistant Psychologist.

Main duties of the job

This post offers scope to shape job plan in line with service priorities & interests. Both direct client work (inc. home visits) & broader indirect work will be available. It is envisaged that this would entail consultation, reflective practice, team formulation & training. The direct work would entail supporting clients with a wide range of mental health difficulties in crisis by offering assessment, formulation & brief interventions. Time split between supporting the HT Team and Access can be discussed & apportioned once in post.

This post will be supported via clinical supervision with the A&UC Consultant Psychologist & managerial supervision with the Team Manager. There are a number of CPD opportunities available (internal training programme alongside a ring-fenced support for Psychology training) to enable you to further develop skills. The A&UC Psychology meets for regular team meetings & complex case discussions.

Valuable experience to bring to this post would be previous work in crisis, hospital settings & working psychologically with staff teams.

We would be delighted to discuss this opportunity with any interested candidates & informal visits are welcomed. Please contact Dr Ann Kilanska (Consultant Psychologist) Ann.Kilanska@combined.nhs.uk /07977364339 or Jo Willis (Service manager) Joanne.Willis@combined.nhs.uk/ 07773131255 for further information.

About us

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do & how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work & resilience.

A detailed analysis of the most recent national NHS Staff Survey data has confirmed Combined Healthcare is the best rated Trust in the entire NHS.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation & we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring & compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well & has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country.

Relocation package is available to support you to join our Trust.

The Trust has the advantage of being relatively small, where good working relationships are fostered & valued. The current vacancy is based in Stoke-on-Trent, which is easily commutable from all parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire & Manchester areas, has extremely good road links to & from the city.

Staff parking is free on all our main sites.

In return we offer;
  • Focus on staff wellbeing with easy access to Staff Support & Counselling service as well as Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub
  • We cover the cost of your DBS Check (£44)
  • Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers & discounts
  • Individual Personal Development Plan & Career Progression
  • Excellent pension scheme available
  • 27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)


Job description Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, & the full details of the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description & Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about working at the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust in the document below or by visiting our website: https://www.combined.nhs.uk/working-together/join-our-team/
Person specification Qualifications ESSENTIAL
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
Experience ESSENTIAL
  • Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course & a range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings.


Key Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation & integration of data from a variety of sources.
  • Undertakes risk assessment & risk management for individual clients & provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment & risk management.
  • Formulates plans for highly specialist psychological work &/or management of clients mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework & evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients &/or their carers.


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
Experience Essential
  • Must have experience of: Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings.


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