Clinical Psychologist in Complex Needs Service West

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chester
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Service
Community
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Due to the recent promotion of the previous post holder, an exciting opportunity has arisen to contribute to the ongoing development of a recently created service, the Complex Needs Team. The service is based in West Cheshire and is part of the ongoing NHS Long Term Plan Transformations. It aims to transform care and provide high quality and evidence based psychological interventions to those who may traditionally have been given a label of 'personality disorder' and may have previously fallen through the gaps.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with the ability to apply and supervise specialist therapeutic models (for example, MBT, DBT, SCM, CAT), be able to work effectively as part of a team, provide consultation/ training to other teams, and be motivated to make meaningful change.

There will be opportunities for development and training attached to this post in line with the Health Education England training offer. The successful candidate will also receive supervision in an evidence based therapy, according to their clinical interests and the needs of the team, and will be well supported within the Psychologists network at CWP.

This post is part time 22.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

To take a key role in the design and delivery of a newly developing complex needs (Tier 3) service

To ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist clinical psychology service to clients with complex presentations that will include personality disorder, complex trauma and other comorbid conditions.

To advise, supervise and support the assessment and treatment provided by clinical members of the teams who provide psychologically based care and treatment within the service.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research

To propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the service

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To take a key role in the design and delivery of a newly developing complex needs (Tier 3) service

To ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist clinical psychology service to clients with complex presentations that will include personality disorder, complex trauma and other comorbid conditions.

To advise, supervise and support the assessment and treatment provided by clinical members of the teams who provide psychologically based care and treatment within the service.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research

To propose and implement policy changes within the area served by the service

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • HCPC registered
Desirable
  • Additional training or significant knowledge of CAT or MBT. Training in trauma focused therapy, e.g. EMDR
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Psychological assessment of complex clients with Personality Disorder and complex trauma
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups
Desirable
  • Completed KUF training or other related training associated with Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma
  • Formal training in the use of risk assessment protocols
  • Publications in the field of personality disorder or complex trauma.
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working with clients with Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care within the context of a multidisciplinary team and care plan.
Desirable
  • Experience of working in specialised Personality Disorder service
  • Experience of having undertaken group based treatment of clients with personality disorder and/or complex trauma.
  • Past experience of multidisciplinary team work in a personality disorder or complex trauma team


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