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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Clinical Psychologist who has accredited training to a post graduate level or equivalent, currently registered with HCPC or BABCP, who would like to seek post qualification experience in working within the Urgent Care Setting, covering the Home Treatment, Mental Health Liaison and Frequent Attenders teams. This will be carried out in collaboration with two existing Consultant Clinical Psychologists working into the teams, and assisted by an assistant psychologist.

We are committed to CPD and there will be opportunities for post-qualification support, supervision and consolidation of core and specialist competencies, alongside more experienced colleagues both locally and across the county.

If you would like to discuss these roles or have suggestions or questions, feel free to get in touch with me on I am currently working across the Fylde Coast, Lancaster & Morecambe in the Adult Mental health and Urgent Care Pathways, so I would be happy to discuss informally and can provide a valuable insight into the role.

Main duties of the job

The core role will be to provide a specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention with adults with moderate to severe mental health problems. We support our staff to deliver high quality and innovative psychological solutions with service-users through consultation, individual, and group work, and we are keen to expand psychological leadership in the teams to develop the use of formulation and reflective practice. It is expected that the post holder could offer monthly supervision, via Teams, to other UCP teams in the locality.

As well as having a clinical caseload, there will also be opportunities to develop and consolidate clinical and leadership skills, through indirect work, consultation, delivering training, and service development/audit activities. Where required, we will also support staff to develop competencies in clinical supervision, as part of their professional development plan.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
Knowledge Essential
  • An increased level of knowledge relevant to this post equivalent to a post-graduate diploma (in addition to entry level qualification)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • HCPC registration as practitioner psychologist.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the patient group.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Demonstrable evidence of a continuing commitment to developing expertise in psychological assessment and intervention
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for patient's psychological care and treatment both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of multidisciplinary care plan.

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