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Clinical Psychologist Principal

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
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Lancaster University's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) offers an exciting opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join the programme team. This role has a specific focus on developing and implementing the assessment strategy for the DClinPsy. Applications are invited from HCPC registered clinical psychologists who have a keen interest in the training and development of others.

You will be employed by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and be based at Lancaster University. You will work as part of an experienced clinical team under the management of the Clinical Director with support from the Senior Clinical Tutor for Curriculum and Assessment.

The Faculty provides a working environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance and providing family-friendly and flexible working policies. The Faculty holds an Athena SWAN Charter Silver Award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

Main duties of the job

Your key area of responsibility will be the ongoing development and operational management of the assessment strategy, under the leadership of the Clinical Director and Senior Clinical Tutor for Curriculum and Assessment. You will take a leading role in the assessment development and implementation group (ADIG). The role will include considering issues around inclusive assessment.

You will also be involved in coordinating teaching and placement activity as well as visiting trainees on placement and monitoring their progress. You will also teach on the programme, contribute to supporting placement supervisors and be involved in the supervision and support of trainees' assessments and research activities. It is expected that you will participate in trainee selection and general programme related activities. You will also be involved in undertaking direct clinical work as part of the Clinical Psychology Service for medical Students and contribute more widely to the Health, Culture and Society elements of Lancaster University Medical School.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • First degree in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, which confers eligibility for Graduate Membership for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.
  • Post Graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Is registered as a clinical psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations that underpin the practice of clinical psychology. Knowledge and skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation within a relevant specialty area
  • An ability to communicate highly complex information orally and in writing with clarity and sensitivity to a range of audiences. Physical skills with specific requirement for accuracy, including those necessary for I.T. and keyboard work; driving; and psychometric testing - including use and handling of heavy equipment where necessary.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology relevant to the field of clinical psychology.
Experience Essential
  • 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 maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of multidisciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervising.

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