Clinical Psychologist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per anum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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This exciting post spans across both the memory assessment services - MAS (half time) and the Therapeutic intervention service - TIS (half time).

This MHSOP post will support the diagnosis of older adults with dementia in the multi disciplinary MAS services and support therapeutic group work for adults of all ages with a new diagnosis of Dementia and/or mental health difficulties in those aged 65 plus in the multi disciplinary TIS service.

This post is available as one full time post or 2 x half time posts.
Main duties of the job

To provide a clinical psychology service to two designated parts of the Mental health Services for Older People (TIS) & (MAS); to collaborate with the other members of those services in the planning , organisation and development of that service

Undertaking of audit within clinical psychology and also the integrated team.

Supervision and execution of ethics committee approved research studies.

Contribution to the Clinical Psychology service:

Contribution to the planning, development and evaluation of the clinical psychology service

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Provision of psychological services to patients and their relatives and carers (where appropriate).
  • Undertaking of audit within clinical psychology and also the integrated team.
  • Supervision and execution of ethics committee approved research studies.
  • Consultation regarding research design and measurement to other team members.
  • Supervision of external research projects
  • Contribution to the planning, development and evaluation of the clinical psychology service
  • Maintenance of records, data and statistical returns as required by the Trust and service
  • Administration and organisation of research related activities.
  • Administration of own caseload and workload.
  • To work within the provisions of the Trust health and safety policy.
  • Maintenance and development of own specialist skills and competencies.
  • Attendance of ongoing training for supervision of doctoral level clinical psychology trainees.
  • Ongoing clinical supervision.
  • Supervision of TIS practitioners.
  • Training in psychological perspectives and research methods to other professions including Psychiatrists, Medical Students, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Health Care Assistants.)
  • Adherence to Trust Policies and Procedures.
  • Contribution to the development of policies and procedures within the clinical psychology service and the integrated team.

  • Person Specification
    Contractual Requirements
    • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

    Qualifications & Training
    • Qualification in Clinical Psychology with eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartership
    • Evidence of an ability to design and complete doctoral level research

    • Postgraduate qualification in a specific therapeutic model or clinical area such as neuropsychology
    • Evidence of publication
    • Further training in specialist area of psychology

    • Experience of working with Older Adults
    • Experience of completing neuropsychological assessments
    • Evidence of working with a range of mental health problems including severe, complex and chronic psychological problems
    • Evidence of an ability to draw on ra range of psychological therapy and theoretical approaches to inform assessment and therapy
    • Evidence of an ability to work with and liaise with other health professionals and agencies.
    • Evidence of the ability to provide consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
    • Ability to monitor and audit services.
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation.
    • Skills in providing clinical supervision.
    • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviour.

    • Post qualification experience of working in older adult services.

    • Excellent writer and oral communication skills.
    • Evidence of ability ty to modify communication for people with cognitive impairment.
    • Evidence of the ability to communicate and teach psychological concepts.

    Dispositional Attributes
    • Ability to manage stressful and difficult situations.
    • Demonstrable ability to advocate for psychological factors in client care.
    • Ability to function within a multidisciplinary team environment.
    • Commitment to continuing professional development.

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