Clinical Psychologist Band 7/8a/ 7-8a Preceptorship Post within the Specialist Memory Service in Milton Keynes
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist to join our growing team at the MSNAP accredited Specialist Memory Service (SMS) in Milton Keynes. SMS provides early identification, assessment, diagnosis and support to clients who have dementia and their carers/families. The main responsibilities of this post will be to hold a caseload of patients who have a diagnosis of dementia, undertake neuropsychological assessments and provide psychological support for families living with dementia.
We are looking for someone who is dynamic and motivated who can work autonomously and as part of the team to continue to provide and develop the existing service.
Main duties of the job Milton Keynes Mental Health services are also exploring ways to make posts more attractive to applicants. We know Psychologists have many and varied interests and if you would like to pair a role in memory assessment with work elsewhere in the service then please do get in touch. We would be happy to discuss your interests, experience and future career plans. There are current vacancies and opportunities in the Mental Health Hub Therapies Pathway, Mental Health Hospital Liaison and Inpatient Services.
CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction. MK Mental Health Services have a strong track record of providing both external and internal training for our staff in line with service development and need. Other opportunities include:
- Support to develop skills in supervision and teaching through supervision for Clinical Psychology Trainees at the University of Oxford.
- Bimonthly Psychology meetings including wider service updates, CPD sessions, and the opportunity to be part of a wider Psychology Service and build relationships with other psychologists in the local area
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We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will mainly work within SMS but have the opportunity to maintain their therapeutic and general psychological skills by offering some sessions into the Community Mental Health Hub (CMHH) dependent on their interest and experience.
The Community Mental Health Hub in Milton Keynes is a newly formed amalgamation of a number of smaller teams brought together to offer a more accessible service topeople with mental health problems. The service is needs-led, offering medical, social and psychological interventions to all on a stepped care model. Service users can access a range of psychological interventions from their keyworkers and other staff within the Hub, and are only referred for specialist therapy if and when they are ready and able to engage. Therapists work with people with complex mood problems, trauma and PTSD presentations, psychosis, and complex emotional needs. They deliver a range of evidence-based interventions as recommended by NICE Guidance, predominately MBT, DBT, CBT, CFT and EMDR within a Trauma Informed ethos.
The post holder will be required to complete home visits where indicated and may be required to travel to different sites within CNWL for meetings.
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Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
- Doctoral level training in clinical Psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
- Current HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist.
- Training in clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
- Pre-or post -qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
- Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
- Experience in clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
- Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
- Experience of the application of clinical psychology in working with people living with cognitive impairment and / or dementia, including the formal assessment of cognition.
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
- Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
- Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
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