Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Retford
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Prison and Forensic
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospital, including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patient's own homes, predominantly in Nottinghamshire but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

The Clinical and Forensic Psychology Services at Rampton Hospital are a team of 20 Qualified and 15 Assistant Psychologists, supported by a team of 6 admin staff. The service covers 5 main areas around the hospital, including 3 National Services; National Learning Disability; National Women's; National Deaf; Mental Health and Men's Personality Disorder.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Clinical or Forensic Psychologist to join an enthusiastic and cohesive team of Qualified and Assistant psychologists. The post is based in Rampton Hospital within the Mental Health Service and consequently offers the opportunity to develop skills and competencies in working psychologically with men who are legally detained under the MHA (1983) within high secure care.

Main duties of the job

You will work with a specialist multidisciplinary team that values psychological approaches. You will be supported by an experienced Consultant Forensic Psychologist and Consultant Clinical Psychologist and may be required to provide clinical supervision and support to junior psychology and other staff. As part of the role, you will contribute to the development and evaluation of specialist treatment programmes, tailored to the complex mental health and risk needs of this population. You will be encouraged to conduct service-relevant evaluation / research and promote services as a centre of excellence.

Professional development is actively supported, and supervision is a priority.

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

Details of the essential criteria include:
  • MSc or Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology. Must be HCPC registered and able to demonstrate eligibility for chartered status as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist.
  • Advanced knowledge, experience, and expertise in at least one specialist area of clinical/forensic practice gained through specialist training and supervised practice (e.g., psychotherapy, neuropsychology, risk assessment, clinical and forensic supervision).
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in forensic mental health services and systems gained through specialist training and supervised practice.
  • Minimum two years supervised practice developing expertise in forensic/clinical psychology practice and in mental health services.
  • Experience of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience of facilitation of ward/MDT based supervision groups and/or reflective spaces.
  • Broad knowledge of models of assessment, management, and treatment of mentally disordered offenders.
  • A record of clinical effectiveness.
  • High level of ability to plan and organise clinical service provision to meet service demands.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Can demonstrate competence in supervision of junior psychology and MDT staff and psychology trainees.
  • Presentation and teaching skills.
  • Groupwork skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Knowledge of legal system/MHA.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Reliability & personal integrity.


Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • MSc or Doctorate in Clinical or Forensic Psychology.
  • Must be HCPC registered

Desirable
  • Further relevant post-qualification training.

Further training
Essential
  • Advanced knowledge, experience, and expertise in at least one specialist area of clinical/forensic practice gained through specialist training and supervised practice
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and expertise in forensic Learning Disability mental health services and systems gained through specialist training and supervised practice.

Desirable
  • Evidence of training in areas relevant for learning disability or autism forensic services e.g. DBT, Fire setting Treatment, Complex Trauma, Self-Harm

Work Experience
Essential
  • Minimum two years supervised practice developing expertise in forensic clinical psychology practice and in forensic Learning Disability or autism mental health.
  • Experience of working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience of facilitation of ward/MDT based supervision groups and/or reflective spaces

Desirable
  • Experience of delivering Learning Disability specific group programmes
  • Experience of training and supervision to staff, MDT colleagues, and other psychologists.
  • Experience of clinical audit, service evaluation and research.
  • Experience of providing and evaluating evidence-based highly specialist psychological interventions to address complex problems and needs of Learning Disability, autism and harmful behaviour in a forensic service.

Aptitude and skill
Essential
  • Broad knowledge of models of assessment, management, and treatment of mentally disordered offenders and specifically Learning Disability or autism in forensic settings.
  • Record of clinical effectiveness in a forensic learning disability or autism service.
  • High level of ability to plan and organise clinical service provision to meet service demands.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Can demonstrate competence in supervision of junior psychology and MDT staff and psychology trainees.
  • Presentation and teaching skills.
  • Groupwork Skills.
  • Research Skills
  • IT literacy - e.g., Experience of SPSS/databases/spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of legal system/MHA.

Desirable
  • Experience of dissemination of research/service evaluation. E.g., publications.

Dispositional attributes
Essential
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Reliability & personal integrity.


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