Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are excited to recruit to a Consultant Clinical Psychologist post to lead the provision of psychological input across three Children and Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH) Services. The post holder will also have protected time providing leadership into the CYP-Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) programme. Successful candidates will be expected to set direction, provide clinical leadership and supervision for the psychologists, CBT therapists and a Family Therapist in the teams, and provide specialist psychological expertise into the wider multi-disciplinary CYPMH service. With respect to the CYP-IAPT programme, the post holder will provide clinical leadership, liaise between the CYPMH services and the IAPT course provider, manage internal and external supervision arrangements, and grow the programme through managing expressions of interest and liaison with Health Education England (HEE).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a track record of leadership skills, expertise in at least one model of intervention, and have specific interest in one of the following domains: neuro-diversity; emerging personality problems/developmental Elltrauma; and psychosis. The post-holder will be expected to develop the research and clinical approaches to one of these domains across the Trust, sharing expertise with practitioners from other localities. This opportunity comes at an exciting time for the service where psychology is taking a lead role in redesign and transformation, hence candidates should also be able to demonstrate experience in service development.

Contact Dr Chris Harrop, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Associate Network Director for Psychological Professions, Specialist Network, LSCFT: 01772 406728;

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

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description or person specification.

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
  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS by completion of CPD log demonstrating a minimum of 40 hours per year.
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of substantial post-qualification experience within specialty
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings 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 clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of multi-disciplinary care plan.
  • Experience of teaching, training and professional and clinical supervision.
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting complex audit, research and service evaluation

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