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Senior Clinical Psychologist/Senior CBT Therapist

Employer
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Sheffield is delivering a new place-based community mental health service for adults and older adults with serious mental illness. In the Primary & Community Mental Health Service you will get to work as part of a We have primary care mental health multidisciplinary teams including; Clinical Psychologists, CBT Therapists, Clinical Associate Psychologists, Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Pharmacists, Community Connectors, and Health Coaches. We are a partnership between Sheffield Health and Social Care, Primary Care Sheffield and NHS Sheffield CCG, and the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE).

We aim to provide personalised, trauma-informed care at a Primary Care Network level and are improving access to; evidence-based psychological interventions, valued activities in people's local communities, improved physical health care, and medicine management.

See our video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x-WxYcSBo8 ).

Main duties of the job

Clinical

To provide specialist psychological assessments, formulation and psychological treatment.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options.

To provide psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals

To undertake risk assessment and risk management.

To communicate information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment to service users and the MDT.

Teaching, Training and Supervision

To receive regular clinical supervision in accordance with professional practice (HCPC), BPS, and Trust guidelines

To provide supervision for Clinical Associate Psychologists (CAPS) trainee, and clinical psychologists, and other professionals

To contribute to the pre- and post-qualification teaching of clinical psychology.

Management, Recruitment, Policy, Organisational and Service Development

To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team's clinical practice.

To contribute to the governance of psychological practice.

To be involved, as appropriate, in the shortlisting and interviewing of Clinical Associate Psychologists.

To manage the work of Clinical Associate Psychologists within the framework of the team/service's policies and procedures.

To manage waiting-lists within the team and participate as a senior clinician in the allocation of cases taking into account skill mix and caseload.

To implement the policies and propose changes to working practices/procedures concerning professional good practice in the PCMHT.

About us

Sheffield is a wonderful city to live in! There's a vibrant art and music scene, delicious places to eat, and we're close to the iconic Peak District, so all your rest and recuperation needs are at hand.

SHSC has core values that we pride ourselves on an organisation. We live by these ourselves, and work to treat each other and our services users with:
  • Working together for our service users
  • Respect and kindness
  • Everyone counts
  • Commitment to quality
  • Improving lives


Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical

To provide psychological assessments of service users referred to the Primary Care Mental Health Transformation Programme based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources.

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a service users problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the persons problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across a full range of care settings.

To work with individual, family and/or in group therapy settings with service users presenting with highly complex and distressing psychological problems, including personality disorders, psychosis and complex trauma.

To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of service users whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.

To provide highly specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals (both psychologists and non-psychologists) contributing directly to service users formulation, diagnosis and treatment plans.

To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all users of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the service user group.

To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual service users and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

To co-ordinate, where appropriate, complex intervention plans, taking responsibility for initiating planning and reviews of plans, and including service users, their carers, referring agents and others involved in the network of care.

To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of service users under their care and to monitor progress during both the course of uni- and multi-disciplinary care.

Teaching, Training and Supervision

To receive regular clinical professional supervision in accordance with professional practice (HCPC), BPS, and Trust guidelines

To provide supervision for Clinical Associate Psychologists (CAPS) trainee, and clinical psychologists

To provide clinical supervision to less experienced qualified clinical psychologists, assistant(s), or other professionals

To contribute to the pre- and post-qualification teaching of clinical psychology

To provide highly specialised advice, consultation and training to staff (including both psychologists and non-psychologists) working with the service user group across a range of agencies and settings.

Management, Recruitment, Policy, Organisational and Service Development

To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of aspects of the teams clinical practice through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.

To contribute to the governance of psychological practice within the team by developing and collecting relevant measures of outcome and audit and to provide consultation to other health and social care professionals to enable them to develop their own effective systems of governance.

To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.

To be involved, as appropriate, in the shortlisting and interviewing Clinical Associate Psychologists.

To manage the work of Clinical Associate Psychologists within the framework of the team/services policies and procedures.

To manage any waiting-lists within the team and participate as a senior clinician in the allocation of cases taking into account skill mix and caseload.

To respond to referrals, making autonomous professional and clinical judgements based upon complex information, prioritising accordingly and contributing to multidisciplinary decision making.

To implement the policies and propose changes to working practices/procedures concerning professional good practice as applicable to PCMHT.

Research and Service Evaluation

To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other team members.

To undertake appropriate research and provide research advice to other staff undertaking research.

To supervise the research activities of Clinical Associate Psychologists.

To initiate, undertake and supervise project management, service evaluations and complex audits with colleagues.

Working Environment

To provide psychological care to service users and their carers in the least restrictive and least stigmatising environment in in a wide range of settings including care homes, nursing homes, outpatient and community settings as well as clients own homes.

The job role will involve working alone in situations where there may be some risk of verbal or physical aggression from service users, carers, and the general public.

General Requirements

To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post-holders professional and service manager(s).

To contribute to the development and articulation of best practice in psychology/psychological therapy across the service, by continuing to develop the skills of a reflexive and reflective scientist practitioner, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal, and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical psychology/psychological therapy and related disciplines.

To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the HCPC, BPS and service policies and procedures.

To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues.

To attend and contribute to relevant professional meetings.

To develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues within Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust and in the statutory and voluntary services with the aim of promoting high standards of care and clinical practice within the PCMH Programme

Person Specification Appropriate qualifications Essential
  • To have appropriate dclin/CBT qualification
Evidence of ongoing CPD Essential
  • Evidence of CPD
Evidence of supervisory experience/qualification Essential
  • Supervisory responsibilities discussed
Desirable
  • Evidence of additional supervisory training
Experiene of inputting into service development Essential
  • Active role in developing service/evaluation
Evidence of leadership Essential
  • Demonstrates how they have taken leadership roles


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