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Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Counselling/Health)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year Pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Post: 0.8WTE Band 8A (Band 7 preceptorships available for less experienced candidates) across the following medical/surgical specialities:

Adult - Burns and Plastics (0.8WTE combined).

Both specialities are supported by a senior practitioner psychologist in post.

Role will equally suit candidates interested in gaining valuable early career experience in preceptorship roles (Band 7) and more experienced candidates commencing in highly specialist roles (Band 8A). The post will be embedded within medical/surgical MDTs, working alongside a wide range of professionals (including psychological practitioner colleagues) in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Main duties of the job

Provision of high quality, evidence-based psychological care to patients and their families and carers of respective medical/surgical speciality.

Support the ongoing improvement of psychological pathways in speciality.

Provision of consultation, training and supervision to MDT colleagues around issues pertaining to psychological models of working such as stepped care and trauma informed practice.

Working autonomously with an appropriate clinical caseload.

Research, service development and project work.

Opportunities to develop additional competencies/undertake CPD and professional training in keeping with yearly appraisal/service needs as well as objectives of the wider physical health psychological services across Greater Manchester.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oProfessional qualification in relevant Practitioner Psychology Doctoral Degree (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • oRegistration as a clinical/counselling/health practitioner psychologist with the HCPC.
  • oTraining in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological relevance (e.g. staff training, research methodology, and / or other fields of applied psychology)
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of working with client groups in a physical health setting, presenting with the full range of clinical severity. This includes maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the possible threat of physical abuse.
  • oExperience of working as a qualified clinical/counselling/health psychologist (less experienced candidates may be appointed at Band 7 and work towards 8A competencies)
  • oExperience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment.
  • oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • oExperience of working within acute medical/surgical trauma environments, delivering evidenced trauma focused psychological interventions
  • oExperience of providing supervision and training
Knowledge Essential
  • oDoctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to adult/child clients of the Burns and Plastics service, and of relevant mental health legislation.
Skills Essential
  • oAbility to use own initiative and to work under supervision where appropriate.
  • oAbility to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other professionals.
  • oSkills in providing consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups.

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