Principal Clinical Psychologist – ADHD/Neurodevelopmental Services

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Mid and South Essex
Salary
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A really exciting opportunity has arisen to develop a multidisciplinary ADHD service across Mid and South Essex. This 8b post will be involved in further developing this new service helping to work towards the alignment with the South Essex Aspergers Service and a more comprehensive neurodevelopmental service in the future.

This position offers excellent clinical leadership and service development experiences. This post and service are the beginning of a journey to explore the potential for the development of neurodevelopmental services and within this a leadership/expert role. With this in mind, further development through the appraisal process and additional leadership/neurodevelopmental training can be considered with up to £6000 being available over a period of 2-3 years .

Main duties of the job

The postholder will lead this new MDT team consisting of psychiatry, psychology, nursing and pharmacy. These posts will be crucial in spanning the clinical delivery of assessment and intervention both psychological as well as pharmacological for people with suspected ADHD who are not already known to secondary mental health services. The team will integrate and work in partnership with local Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and IAPT services to develop further support for individuals. There will be a role for training and consultation to the PCNs and mental health colleagues in secondary and primary care services as well as in the wider community.

If you are innovative and passionate about improving access to and the quality of care for people with neurodevelopmental disorders this post is well suited to you. There are also opportunities to look at flexible working and opportunities for job share into other services across the Trust which include both clinical and training roles. These include opportunities such as partnership training around Clinical Associate Psychology (CAP) roles, training across the Trust for ACT based resilience training for staff and split roles across our clinical services including Adult Community Psychology. Please contact us to explore and discuss this further.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Trust has a well-respected clinical psychology department, with clinical psychology integrated within most specialisms and involved with the planning and strategic implementation of new and existing services.

We hold the development of people within our department as crucial to delivering key targets for the service and the Trust. The Service enjoys good links with and supervises clinical psychology trainees from the University of East Anglia, University of Hertfordshire, University of Essex and University College, London training schemes. Clinical research, teaching and specialised interests are actively encouraged. As well as formal courses, members of the department have enjoyed secondments and placements at several centres of excellence. Current members of the department are clinical tutors on training courses, hold honorary lecturer and fellowship positions and have involvement as fellows at CSIP/NIMHE.

The successful candidate will ensure that systems are in place and working effectively for the clinical and professional delivery of psychological services, including the supervision and support of psychological and nursing professionals with the team.

You will be able to demonstrate:
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical or Forensic Psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registered, and eligible for registration with a professional clinical body (BPS).
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS and HCPC by completion of CPD log demonstrating a minimum of 40 hours per year
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration

For further details please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification Knowledge/Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in Clinical or Forensic Psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registered, and eligible for registration with a professional clinical body (BPS).
Desirable
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
Skills/experience Essential
  • Experience of training and supervising.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including difficult to treat groups such as those with personality disorders or dual diagnosis, and psychosis


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