We are looking to recruit a Principal Clinical Psychologist to work in the Basingstoke OPMH CMHT. The successful candidate will be based at the Bridge Centre 27 New Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7PJ with the older person's community mental health team. The service provides care to older people with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, personality disorder and psychosis, and presenting with complexity, as well as for people with dementia and their carers.
There are currently 6 other Clinical Psychologists working with older people in the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust alongside 5 trainee CAPs and 3 Assistant Psychologists. We meet regularly for supervision and peer support and there are close working relationships with the University of Southampton, which is the base for the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Course. There are therefore extensive opportunities to be involved in teaching trainee clinical psychologists and for collaboration with other professional tutors, academic staff and research.
Main duties of the job
The responsibilities will include the provision of psychological assessment (including neuropsychology) and therapy to older people and their carers in community, clinic setting, to be a source of advice to the multi-disciplinary team on psychological issues and to offer consultation and advice to other mental health and physical health professionals. Supervision of a trainee clinical psychologists, trainee Clinical Associate Psychologists and contribution to service development will also be required. Candidates who have an interest in neuropsychology will have an opportunity to develop these skills further.
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Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.
Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.
Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
- Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
- We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
- We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.
Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.
Job description Job responsibilities
To work as an autonomous, independent practitioner responsible for own work and intervention and for the interpretation of agreed guidelines and policies in providing a highly specialist Psychological Therapies Service. To initiate the development and implementation of a psychological therapies service to OPMH patients in the Community Mental Health team. To undertake complex assessments and consultancy, providing expert advice to Psychological Services colleagues and the wider clinical multi-professional team. To provide specialist treatment for complex cases and plan and prioritise own clinical workload. This may include the assessment and treatment of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of people with dementia. To comment and propose change to policy or service development within the area psychological service and team. To provide specialist supervision for trainee psychologists and to provide psychological guidance and supervision for multidisciplinary clinical colleagues. To undertake research and development and develop and encourage a research culture within the wider clinical team. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- DClinPsy or DCounsPsy including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
- HCPC Registration
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