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Clinical Psychologist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Clinical Psychologist Band 8a , 0.6wte (22.5 hours)
Nottinghamshire Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Bassetlaw Specialist Neurodevelopmental Assessment Services (ASD & ADHD)

As a result of service transformation we have secured additional permanent funding for Clinical Psychology provision within our Bassetlaw multidisciplinary assessment service. Post holders will join a highly specialist team consisting of a specialist Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and an Assistant Psychologist.

The MDT service provides specialist assessment services to children and young people up to 19 years, and their families who present with neurodevelopmental concerns.

The post holder will also join an integrated, friendly and supportive group of 15 Clinical Psychologists working across the Nottingham City and conurbation multi-disciplinary CAMHs; including Children Looked After services. There are good opportunities for CPD , strong mechanisms for support and good links with the DClinpsy courses at Trent, Sheffield and Leicester University.

The post holder is required to hold a post graduate doctorate in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS and have Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.

Main duties of the job

In addition to delivering highly specialist neurodevelopmental assessment there will be a particular emphasis on clinical psychology supporting alternative formulation where indicated from assessments findings. Knowledge of attachment theory and trauma presentations alongside diagnostic assessment skills will be important. There will be opportunity for further development and training of specialist assessment skills.

The post also offers a broad range of experience including consultation, training and supporting clinical networks serving this care group across the Bassetlaw area. There will be a particular emphasis on supporting the young person's support network in understanding the results and recommendations of the specialist assessment panel post assessment.

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

  • To provide clinical psychology expertise to the ADHD & ASD diagnostic assessments as part of a specialist MDT consultation panel. Diagnostic assessment will be based on the interpretation and integration of highly complex data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, education & health reports, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews gathered in stages 1 & 2 of the ADHD & ASD Pathway.
  • For highly complex presentations requiring more extensive assessment, to undertake direct psychological assessment of clients using specialist psychometric and diagnostic tools.
  • To formulate and recommend plans for the management and treatment of children including support to education and care plans provided at a multiagency level.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options, taking into account current theoretical and therapeutic models and also highly complex factors concerning developmental difficulties, chronic illness, and historical processes that have affected the young person, family or care system.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment and discharge of clients.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To direct children and young people with additional complex mental health needs who require further treatment to the appropriate specialist services.

  • Person Specification
    • Post graduate doctorate in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS.
    • Current registration with HCPC

    • Additional specialist assessment training specific to neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people including ADHD & ASD.
    • Additional training in relation to supervision of unqualified and qualified staff.

    • Additional psychological therapies training both formal and informal as part of CPD relevant to CAMHS

    • Additional specialist assessment training specific to neurodevelopmental disorders in children and young people including ADHD & ASD.
    • Additional training in relation to supervision of unqualified and qualified staff.

    • Experience of providing specialist clinical psychology services to children & young people aged 0-18 and their families.
    • Experience in the assessment of children, young people and their families across a broad range of mental health difficulties / needs.
    • Experience in applying psychological therapy in the treatment of complex mental health needs
    • Experience in the assessment and treatment of children & YP with ADHD & ASD presentations
    • Experience of MDT / Multiagency working
    • Experience of consultation and or training to CAMHS and other service staff supporting Children and their families

    • Experience of working in or alongside Tier 4 highly specialist inpatient provision for children & young people with highly complex mental health needs
    • Experience of providing clinical supervision

    • Knowledge of the theory and practices of specialist psychological therapies as practised within the field of clinical psychology and relevant to children, young people and their families who present with complex mental health difficulties.
    • Knowledge of approaches or models of working appropriate to children & young people and their families.
    • Knowledge of approaches or models of working specific to children with ADHD & ASD.
    • Knowledge of guidelines / policy informing best practice within mental services for children & their families / carers.
    • Knowledge of research and models of good practice that inform direct and indirect working within CAMHS

    • Experience of delivering specialist assessment and interventions in relation to complex health needs
    • Specialist skills in establishing and developing therapeutic relationships with clients with complex clinical presentations
    • Skills in the assessment of children & young people with possible Intellectual and neurodevelopmental difficulties
    • To communicate in skilled and sensitive manner information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment options of clients.
    • Research and Audit skill to evidence the efficacy of specialist interventions, and to evaluate patient experience including the development of appropriate outcomes measure for the service.
    • Appropriate IT skills

    • Research & or Audit activity undertaken within a Specialist CAMHS setting.
    • Supervision of audit & research activity within a specialist CAMHS setting.

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