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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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*£6,500 relocation package available (criteria applies)

The Psychology Service for Older People in Haringey has an opportunity for a creative and versatile Clinical Psychologist to join our fantastic team. The team is embedded within Mental Health Services for Older People, enabling us to build strong and rewarding relationships with our colleagues in the Community Mental Health Team for Older People, Specialist Dementia Service and Haringey Memory Service.

We offer an outpatient service for individual services users, their carers and families, providing psychological consultation and interventions for older people with moderate-severe mental health conditions and cognitive impairment. There is scope to offer a wide range of interventions and we are looking for a team member who is confident to draw on a range of psychological models in their work. We also work closely with CMHT and SDS colleagues to bring a formulation-based approach to work in the community including psychosocial approaches to BPSD.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide specialist psychological interventions and general assessments of clients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.2. To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.3. To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjustingand refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.4. To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.5. To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

This is an opportunity to join a thriving innovative psychological therapies division in the Trust and we support team members to undertake further training and CPD which will enhance the work of our team. One of our psychologists has recently trained in Open Dialogue and we are hoping to develop dialogical practice within the team. We have strong links with Clinical Psychology Training Courses at UCL, UEL and Royal Holloway and the post holder will be expected to supervise trainee clinical psychologists on placement in the service.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Job overview continued.

6. To provide specialist psychological advice guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.

7. To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.

8. 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.9. To act as care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans under enhanced CPA including clients, their carers, referring agents and others involved the network of care.10. To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology and two or more distinct psychological therapies as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and intervention/treatment of people across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, residential care homes and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client 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.
  • Experience of working with people whose behaviour challenges
  • Experience of using systemic/family therapy approaches
  • Knowledge and experience of Open Dialogue
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).

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