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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Secure Brain Injury Service is delighted to offer one part-time post (0.5 x WTE) for a qualified clinical psychologist, working at either band 7 or 8a dependent on experience.

The post is based in Guild Lodge, which includes men's, women's medium and low secure services as well as the nationally recognised secure Acquired Brain Injury service.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join the established multidisciplinary team in the Secure ABI Service. The post holder will contribute to the provision of a high quality, specialist clinical psychology service, to service users with forensic, complex and high-risk needs, resident at Guild Lodge, within low and/or medium secure settings.

Main duties of the job

Candidates wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in the areas of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, psychosis, personality difficulties, and developmental trauma will find the setting to be of particular interest.

The post holder will be expected to assess and formulate service user risks and needs and provide a range of group and individual interventions where necessary. An interest in developing skills in neurobehavioural and cognitive rehabilitation, and relational and integrative approaches such as Schema Therapy may be an advantage, as training and supervision may be provided in both frameworks.

The post holder will contribute to the development of the psychological knowledge and skills of the wider multi-disciplinary workforce through consultation, joint working, training and supervision of other professionals.

You will also be involved in developing the national profile of the service through contributing to service development, evaluation, and research where possible.

As part of the wider Psychological Services Team, the post holder will have opportunities to develop expertise in all aspects of forensic/clinical practice.

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 Education Essential
  • Evidence of BPS accredited Doctoral Level Training qualification in Clinical Psychology.
  • Health & Care Professions Council Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development consistent with professional and HCPC requirements.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a clinical psychologist or as a trainee clinical psychologist with clients with complex and enduring mental health and risk needs.
  • Experience of clinical neuropsychology such as undertaking a variety of neuropsychological assessments and interventions.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary / multi-agency working.

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