Senior Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

Employer
Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hyde
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Senior Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist who is keen to be part of an innovative multi-disciplinary Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team (CNRT) working in Tameside and Glossop.A preceptorship from Band 7 on newly qualifying to Band 8a will also be positively considered. CPD funding is available to support suitable candidates who have yet to complete Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology. This is a new post, to work alongside aClinical LeadClinical Psychologist and Technical Instructor. This post has been created to further advance the excellent patient care within CNRT Psychology.

CNRT offers support, advice and therapy intervention to adults who have a physical and/or cognitive impairment, due to an acquired neurological deficit. We offer community-based treatments in a variety of settings including the home, group, clinic, or the wider community.

We are looking for a practitioner who is confident, enthusiastic and flexible and who can work with patients with complex psychological and physical health problems, often in challenging settings. The post holder will be expected to work flexibly in the community, in outpatient settings and any other appropriate environment in which the service is provided.

Main duties of the job

SECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assess and provide neurological/psychological assessments and interventions as part of the MDT.


  • To provide clinical supervision and delegate psychological interventions as appropriate.


  • To provide advice, guidance and consultation on psychological and neuropsychological aspects of rehabilitation to the team and other health professionals throughout Tameside and Glossop.


  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care for all clients of CNRT.


  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.


  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of CNRT clients regarding psychological aspects of care and to monitor psychological progress during the course of inter-disciplinary care.


  • To work in an interdisciplinary manner together with colleagues in other health care teams and in close collaboration with Social Services in Tameside and Glossop and other agencies.


About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

Working within psychology services as part of CNRT. To devise, implement and coordinate service delivery, managing changes within service provision operationally and strategically.

To provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy with clients in community settings.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.

To offer advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to carers.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the areas served by the team.





SECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assess and provide neurological/psychological assessments and interventions as part of the MDT.


  • To provide clinical supervision and delegate psychological interventions as appropriate.


  • To provide advice, guidance and consultation on psychological and neuropsychological aspects of rehabilitation to the team and other health professionals throughout Tameside and Glossop.


  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care for all clients of CNRT.


  • To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.


  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of CNRT clients regarding psychological aspects of care and to monitor psychological progress during the course of inter-disciplinary care.


  • To work in an interdisciplinary manner together with colleagues in other health care teams and in close collaboration with Social Services in Tameside and Glossop and other agencies.


Management of Staff

  • To induct and train new staff in accordance with the trust and local policies pertinent to the team.


  • To be responsible for the line management of designated multidisciplinary team members.


  • Undertake clinical supervision and training with Assistant Psychologist (as required).


  • To deputise for the Pathway Lead, as required.


  • Ensure team compliance with local and Trust policies.


  • To participate in the recruitment, selection and retention of staff.


  • To have managerial responsibility for processes that supports the effectiveness of CNRT. This may include delegation of specific responsibilities.


  • To contribute to the development of policies, pathways, standard operating procedures and the service specification as required.


Training and Development

  • To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to other MDT staffs psychological work, as appropriate. Responsibility for the continuing development of the CNRT team.


  • To provide professional and clinical supervision of chartered psychologists, assistant/graduate psychologists and, as appropriate, to contribute to the supervision of trainee clinical/counselling


  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate.


Responsibility for Policy and Service Development and Implementation

  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the teams operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.


  • To advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.


  • To manage and coordinate the workloads of chartered psychologists, trainees, assistants and graduate psychologists, within the framework of the team/services policies and procedures.


  • To be involved, as appropriate, in the shortlisting and interviewing of chartered and assistant/graduate psychologists.


  • To be proactive in identifying the gaps in the service provision for people with neuro rehab needs. Providing clinical and therapeutic information, using this to actively support service change.


  • Benchmarking the team against other national and local neuro-rehab services highlight areas of best practice.


  • To support the use of outcome measures in order to evaluate and continue developing the service provided.


  • Undertaking audit to evaluate the teams effectiveness and developmental needs. This may include national audit programmes.


  • To represent CNRT at relevant regional or national meetings or sub-groups.


Responsibilities for Teaching and Training

  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior clinical/counselling psychologist and, where appropriate, other senior professional colleagues. Peer supervision within CNRT


  • To continue to gain wider post-qualification experience of professional applied psychology over and above that provided within the principal service area where the post holder is employed, as identified at appraisal.


  • To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to other MDT staffs psychological work, as appropriate.


  • To provide professional and clinical supervision of chartered psychologists, assistant/graduate psychologists and, as appropriate, to contribute to the supervision of individual cases for trainee clinical psychologists.


  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate.


  • To participate in annual appraisal process for self and supervised staff.


SECTION 2- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS


  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural disabilities in Tameside and Glossop. This is as an integrated part of the CNRT team. Intervention is based upon the interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.


  • To formulate and implement plans for the psychological treatment and/or management of problems of adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural disabilities. Plans will be based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, within clients homes and other community settings.


  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups as part of CNRT. To adjust and refine psychological formulations, drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.


  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.





SECTION 3- EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT



PHYSICAL EFFORT

The post-holder will be expected to travel between different work locations frequently throughout the day.

MENTAL EFFORT

The post-holder will be expected to concentrate during treatment sessions and ensure good communication with patients who impaired understanding and communication difficulties e.g. impaired speech and hearing. Some patients will also not speak English as a first language, and use of an interpreter may be necessary.

EMOTIONAL EFFORT

The post-holder will be regularly treating people of all ages with a terminal illness or chronic degenerative conditions. They will be dealing with people in their own homes, some with poor family/social support. Patients may be depressed, withdrawn or aggressive.

The post-holder will be imparting bad news to patients and their families, e.g. distressing prognosis, permanent loss of mobility and will be dealing with the response from patients and their families.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The post-holder will be working in many environments over which they have no control. These will include environments where exposure to body fluids (blood, faeces, urine, vomit, and sputum), infestations, smoke and animals will occur. Spaces to work in are often confined, with variable temperatures, noise levels, ventilation and less than ideal work surfaces. There is a risk of exp

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