Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Epsom
Salary
£43,574 to £49,587 a year inc high cost area supplement
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Old Age
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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If you are looking to continue your career in healthcare, SABP can offer you a great environment that will enable you to continue enhancing your skills.

We are excited to be recruiting for a Band 7 Clinical Psychologist post to our team.

My job makes better lives by promoting health and independence for people who use our services and their carers/support staff by delivering high quality psychology assessments, formulation, interventions, and consultation and providing supervision and guidance to assistant psychologists and others as required.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health or learning disability needs then we want to hear from you.

The Meadows is a single storey building in the grounds of the Noble Park housing development in the former West Park Hospital site in Epsom.

This is a 24/7 hospital service with 24 beds available for the care of people aged over 65 years who have dementia or organic mental ill-health (i.e., decreased function due to medical or physical disease, rather than a psychiatric illness).

There are three single sex wards, each with eight beds:

One ward is for people with mental ill-health (functional, e.g., bipolar or depression)

Two wards are for people with dementia.

Main duties of the job

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the psychological needs of people using our services

To supervise and teach unqualified staff including students

Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues

To support team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services

To carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of clinical work and care. To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures. To act within the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act (2005). To be aware of and implement Safeguarding Adult and Child Protection Policies, Procedures and legislation.

To carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs.

To actively involve people in developing and agreeing their own care plan, to act as an advocate and ensure that there is proper regard for their dignity, choice, self-esteem, racial, cultural, sexual and religious needs and preferences.

To work creatively to adapt verbal and written communication to meet the needs of people who use our services

To undertake comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk management plans. To establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, other agencies, people who use services and their carers and support staff.

To contribute to conducting clinical audit, quality assurance and research, maintaining current knowledge of research findings and development within specific care group

To contribute to developing and providing a range of specialist teaching/training packages which can be delivered to a range of multi-disciplinary audiences.

To positively contribute to divisional and team developments in relation to all aspects of psychology practice.

To contribute to the supervision and Individual Performance Review/Appraisal of assistant psychologists as required.

To contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate policies, protocols and care pathways.

To contribute to initiatives to ensure that the diverse needs of people within the care group are addressed within local services and future developments

Additional Responsibilities Older Adults Mental Health Services (OPMH): to practice within a Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles.
  • Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural, individual therapeutic, Positive Behaviour Support and trauma informed care framework
Desirable
  • Experience of working within older adults mental health services
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • * Be able to carry out comprehensive psychological and cognitive assessments and formulation, plan implement and evaluate delivery of psychology interventions and consultations to support people with specific needs
  • * Be able to work within a MDT team
  • * Someone who is passionate about providing high quality psychological support to people using our service and their carers
  • * Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • * Interpersonal sensitivity
  • * Personal and people development
  • * Teamwork
  • * Service improvement
  • * Equality and diversity
  • * IT Skills
  • * Able to provide reflective practice within the MDT team
Desirable
  • * IT skills


UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Address
The Meadows, West Park Hospital

Horton Lane

Epsom

KT19 8GT

Employer's website
https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

325-C9325-23-4044-2
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