Clinical Associate Psychologist - Adult Mental Health

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wisbech
Salary
£33,076 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Associate Psychologist (CAP) to join our innovative team based in Wisbech. The Fenland Adult Locality Teams (FALT) provide high quality care to people aged 17 and above, who are experiencing the symptoms of moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

The service is a friendly and well established multi-disciplinary team with a wide range of professionals who value psychology and place a strong emphasis on trauma informed formulation.

The CAP in this role will take a lead in using psychological formulations to develop and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems. You will hold a caseload consisting of severe and complex psychological disorders.

The post holder will also lead on communicating core concepts of psychological theory which may include delivering training and leading case discussions to ensure the MDT thinks in a psychologically informed way.

In the team you will work alongside a trainee CBT therapist and assistant psychologist and receive supervision from an 8B psychologist, with overall leadership from a Consultant psychologist.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the locality team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, and self-report measures,
  • To develop psychological formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrate information from assessments within a coherent framework that draws upon psychological theory and evidence and which incorporates interpersonal, societal, cultural and biological factors.
  • To use and communicate psychological formulations to develop and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems, and to use these plans to inform and lead the work of non-psychology members of the team
  • Provide training within teams to enhance delivery of clinical and research practice interventions appropriate to the health and psychological needs of patients across a range of service settings
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses


  • About us

    Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

    Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

    To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
    • To provide psychological assessments of clients referred to the fenland locality team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
    • To develop psychological formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrate information from assessments within a coherent framework that draws upon psychological theory and evidence and which incorporates interpersonal, societal, cultural and biological factors.
    • To use psychological formulations to develop and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, and to use these plans to inform and lead the work of non-psychology members of the team.
    • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses. This includes responsibility for the delivery of psychological interventions by all team members.
    • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family, carers or group.


    Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
    • Completed BPS [British Psychological Society] accredited CAP apprenticeship training programme including EPA to IFA standards
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients in adult community settings
    • Experience of working with complex presentations
    • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision.
    • Experience of applying and analyse a range of research approaches including both qualitative and quantitative methods in clinical practice
    Desirable
    • Experience of delivering groups
    Skills Essential
    • Ability to communicate effectively, share information and check understanding using clear language and appropriate, written materials, making reasonable adjustments where appropriate
    • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, psychological formulation, intervention and management
    • Skills in self-management, including time-management, planning and prioritising
    Desirable
    • Understand how to analyse and appraise key theoretical concepts of psychological models of treatment both at individual and group level recognised in evidence-based national guidelines
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • An interest in models of service delivery, and an ability to articulate the value added by psychology services within the context of multi-disciplinary services
    • Able assess limits of professional boundaries and capacity and understand when to seek appropriate supervision/advice on practice and whom to refer to so as to ensure best care
    Desirable
    • Knowledge of at least two psychological therapies
    Other Essential
    • Skilled in continuous self-reflection, seeking and responding to support and feedback to develop professional knowledge and skills


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