Principal Clinical Psychologist

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting time to come and work for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust as we have received investment from the Living Well transformation model for Older People's Services in Oldham. We are delighted to be able to offer three new clinical posts as part of the development of Older Peoples Liaison Mental Health Services. The new funding will create the following permanent full-time posts:

o Band 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist

o Band 6 Occupational Therapist

o Band 5 Assistant Psychologist

You will be part of an already established and extremely experienced team and contribute to the development of a dynamic service which will offer a range of specialist interventions to older people presenting with mental health problems. The team is closely linked with Older Adult Services in both Primary Care and Specialist services across local authority and the NHS.

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and caring practitioners who are passionate about improving mental health outcomes Older People. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the forefront of shaping the service and offers the successful candidates the opportunity to work in a supportive service with opportunities for development, with CPD, training and supervision.

Main duties of the job

As Principal Clinical Psychologist , provide clinicalleadership and direction in the continual development and provision of excellence in applied psychology within the Living Well frameworko To provide a high quality clinical psychology service to older adults presenting with mental health problemso To provide highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy while also offering advice and consultation on client's psychological care to othercolleagues and different professional and voluntary groups.o To contribute to audit, policy/service development, and research. To propose and implement policy changes within the areas served.o To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Trust's policies and procedures.o To provide clinical supervision to individuals and groups of staff within the Care Group.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental staff.
  • Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
  • Access to Continued Professional Development
  • Involvement in improvement and research activities
  • Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
  • Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel

  • If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our#PennineCarePeople

    Job description Job responsibilities

    • To provide specialist clinical psychology service to older people with impairment in a community setting based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-reportmeasures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care. To offer advice and consultation on service users psychological care to psychology and non-psychology colleagues, whilst working autonomously within professional BPS/HCPC guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures. To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the formulation and implementation of plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients problems based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems in the context of the family and the wider system, and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings. To be responsible for implementing a range of psychologicalinterventions for individuals, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

    Person Specification Educational Essential
    • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
    • Continued professional development through structured self-study, specialist clinical supervision, and or formal training.
    • Health Care Professions Council registered as a Practitioner Psychologist
    • Significant experience of work and Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of mental health care settings for older peopleking as a qualified clinical psychologist with older people
    • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life cprofessionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.ourse and presenting with a range of clinical severity across different care settings including out-patient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of
    • Significant experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist with older people
    • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
    • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological therapy practice (e.g. cognitive analytic therapy / neuropsychology)
    • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological approaches in specific modalities - particularly
    • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
    • Experience in clinical leadership

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