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Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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As part of the continued expansion of Transgender Services at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we would welcome applications for the position of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist to be part of developing a new service, establishing an extensive MDT of clinicians and working as part of the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health Network.

If you are experienced in transgender care and passionate about providing high quality care and provision to patients then this is likely to be just the role that gives you a challenge and sense of achievement that no other area can give.

Main duties of the job

The role is for a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to provide overall clinical leadership and responsibility for delivery of care to the NHS Professional Support Service (Children and Young People who are considered for referral for NHS Specialised Gender Dysphoria Services) (CYP-PSS) team, the Regional Professional Support service and strategically supporting the NCTHnet clinical leadership in developing the service in an early adopting patient facing service.

This post will provide line management and clinical leadership to the newly developed CYP gender service within the NCTH Gender Services Network. The post holder will be supported by the Clinical Director for Transgender Health and the Clinical Director for CAMHS.

The role will be responsible for strategic direction of the CYP gender service and be a senior leader within the NCTH Gender Service Network leadership senate and contribute towards overall network strategy.

This team is part of a network ensuring effective implementation and ongoing delivery of Trust, regional and national pathways, and protocols in order that the team can deliver safe and effective, high quality compassionate services.

The NHS Professional Support Service will provide early consultation to the referrer before a referral is made to a specialist gender service, if the young person is not already on a waiting list.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The job description attached gives greater details on the main responsibilities for this role. However the post holder will provide management and leadership to the service, whilst also being integral to strategic planning, service development and as required to carry out tasks requested by the Clinical Director.

They will have clinical responsibilities that include MDT leadership and clinical supervision. Provide clinical leadership, guidance alongside management responsibilities.

The role also includes teaching, training and supervision to support the clinical team as well a clinical working practice.

Person Specification
  • BPS recognised Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent

  • PGCert or PGDip in Gender Identity Medicine

  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists

  • Further training in relevant specific assessment methods and/or therapeutic interventions
  • Other training in a relevant area, e.g. clinical neuropsychology
  • Further training in staff training, consultation, reflective teams

  • Clinical experience of working with children and adolescents presenting with gender incongruence
  • Wide experience of working with children and young people with other psychosocial difficulties (including those aged 16 and above) and their families/carers
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist, including at a highly specialist level in transgender healthcare as a 'Lead Clinician'
  • Experience of working psychologically with people who are experiencing gender incongruence
  • Experience of exercising autonomous clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment in transgender healthcare
  • Experience of working with staff teams to support the delivery of therapeutic care
  • Experience of providing teaching, training, and supervision
  • Experience of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
  • Experience of contributing to service development and delivery
  • Service evaluation

  • Experience of leading a new initiative; design or delivery within a wider psychological service that improves patient experience/outcome
  • Publication in peer-reviewed research journals

  • To utilise theory, evidence-based literature, and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and with other team members
  • Critical awareness of current themes in CYP transgender healthcare policy and research
  • Knowledge of the principal models of care in CYP transgender healthcare
  • Experience in providing CYP Transgender healthcare, including psychological assessment, recommendations for gender affirming treatment and psychological therapies
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology

  • Formulation of sources of psychological distress in gender diverse people; therapeutic interventions and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational ability and well-developed resource and staff management skills: able to forecast, plan, develop and manage capacity and demand in line with organisational vision
  • Excellent written English
  • Communication of complex and information to a wide range of audiences
  • Able to engage constructively in sometimes challenging circumstances
  • Good interpersonal skills to facilitate communicate with colleagues and other service providers
  • Skills in providing consultation to other non-psychology colleagues and teaching and training skills
  • Ability to work positively and constructively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Consultation skills
  • High level of skill and knowledge in Safeguarding & Risk Management
  • Ability to reflect on practice and on ethics
  • Good written communication skills with the ability to tailor these to varying contexts, such as the dissemination of psychological assessment results to clients and other professionals
  • Use of psychometric test equipment

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