Principal Clinical Psychologist - Band 8b

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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Principal Clinical Psychologist - Band 8b

Fulltime (ask about flexible working or job share)

Coventry and Warwickshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinical psychologist to lead the psychology provision for a newly developing Primary Care based, intervention service. Clinicians in the service will offer rapid access assessment and short-term psychological interventions to patients presenting with a range of mental health needs in primary care. The post holder will be taking a leading role in shaping and developing the psychological models and provision of interventions across the Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and community mental health secondary care neighbourhood teams across Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

They will also be responsible for the supervision of assistant psychologists and newly appointed Clinical Associated Psychologists, supporting them through their training programme and beyond. The post holder will communicate on a strategic level with GP and primary care network leads, social care, voluntary sector partners and the wider secondary mental health services. The primary care teams will consist of a mix of assistant psychologists or mental health and wellbeing practitioners, band 6 nursing/ core professional roles, band 7 team manager for each 'place' and a service manager. The role is being funded by secondary mental health and the post holder will have access to supervision from a consultant clinical psychologist from secondary care, line management from a senior nursing colleague and be offered training and CPD opportunities within the mental health trust. We also have funded places on a number of HEE courses that would be relevant to this role and would support attendance in a therapy modality as required.

About us

The post holder will be employed by the mental health directorate of CWPT. There will be support, supervision and opportunities to integrate into the wider mental health service. You will be joining a thriving community of clinical and counselling psychologists, psychological therapists and psychotherapists as well as brilliant and supportive colleagues from the wider MDT.

CWPT is a flexible employer that supports staff to develop their roles alongside other personal commitments, with opportunities for agile working and a flexible working policy. Whilst the role is advertised as full time, different configurations such as a job share will be considered.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
  • To ensure the systematic provision of a specialist primary care Psychological interventions for primary care-based patients
  • To provide highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy, and to provide a Trusted Assessment role in the service if required.
  • To hold a small clinical case load of more complex cases that may involve a strong multiagency service.
  • To provide clinical supervision to clinical associate psychologist trainees in order to support them in their studies and to safely carry out their clinical work.
  • To supervise and support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other clinicians involved with these services, working autonomously within professional guidelines, exercising full clinical responsibility, and implementing changes where necessary.
  • Provide day to day management for Psychological Services as appropriate.
  • To work co-operatively with multidisciplinary colleagues including GP leads and commissioners to achieve service outcomes and targets.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with the HPC in Clinical or Counselling Psychology
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a range of clients, presenting a range of clinical severity and maintenance of professionalism in challenging circumstances
  • Experience of tailoring psychological assessment and intervention to individual needs.
  • Substantial experience of working with people in SCMH with particular reference to the designated IPU
Other Essential
  • Requirement to travel throughout the area covered by the Trust's services.

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