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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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Inpatient Services - THE ORCHARD, LANCASTER

Permanent. Band 8a Senior Clinical Psychologist post (0.5 wte: 18.75 hours per week)

We are looking to recruit a motivated Clinical Psychologist who has accredited training to a post graduate level or equivalent, currently registered with HCPC to work on one of our inpatient wards.

The Orchard is an 18 bedded mixed gender, acute mental health hospital in Lancaster.

The core role will be to provide psychological assessment and formulation for service users with moderate to severe mental health problems. It is also expected that there will be short term evidence based interventions and group work as part of the role.

The successful applicant will be supported by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who inputs clinically onto the ward in the role as a Multi Professional Approved Clinician.

We are committed to CPD and there will be opportunities for post-qualification support, supervision and consolidation of core and specialist competencies, alongside more experienced colleagues both locally and across the county.

As well as having a clinical caseload, there will also be opportunities to develop and consolidate clinical and leadership skills, through indirect work, consultation, delivering training, and service development/audit activities.

If you would like to discuss these roles or have suggestions or questions, feel free to get in touch.

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified Clinical Psychology Service to inpatients at the ORCHARD, including the provision of enhanced specialist psychological assessment and therapy, working within the policies, procedures and protocols applicable to the service.

We regularly take trainees from the North West Clinical Psychology training courses and encourage staff to offer core and specialist placements to trainees.

To offer advice and consultation on patients' psychological care to psychology and non-psychology colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures. To develop advanced skills in consultancy by implementing formal systems of consultancy within the nominated team(s), as directed and guided by your Locality Professional Lead and his/her deputies.

To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area in which the postholder works.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
  • for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
Knowledge Essential
  • An increased level of knowledge relevant to this post equivalent to a post-graduate diploma (in addition to entry level qualification)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • HCPC registration as practitioner psychologist.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient 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, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for patient's psychological care and treatment both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of multidisciplinary care plan.

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