Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 8a (or Band 7 with preceptorship) Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in working with older people to join a clinical psychology service for older people providing a range of services across Leicester and Leicestershire including community, inpatient settings and memory assessment services. This post is based with the South Leicestershire Community Mental Health Team for Older People at the Neville Centre, Leicester General Hospital site. You will be joining an established team of friendly clinical and counselling psychologists, clinical associate psychologists and assistant psychologists.

The role will entail providing assessment, formulation, and therapy for older people. There are opportunities to be creative, innovative and to provide supervision, reflective practice, and training to multi-disciplinary teams in addition to individual and group work with clients.

You will receive regular supervision from a senior clinical psychology colleague and there are several well-being initiatives and opportunities within the Trust which you will be encouraged to attend if they are of interest. The Trust also has a large Research and Development Team and support will be given to take part in relevant projects. We have strong links to the University of Leicester Clinical Psychology Department; offering teaching sessions, trainee placements and input to the development of the course curriculum.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist clinical psychology input within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) in consultation with the lead psychologist. The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and will have responsibility for the provision of a direct clinical service, as well as offering advice and consultation on psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues. The post holder will fulfil professional duties in accordance with the strategic aims of MHSOP, the professional code of conduct as stipulated by the BPS and Healthcare Professional Council, and in agreement with the Clinical Psychology Service manager.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Honours Degree in Psychology or with Psychology as the main subject
  • A postgraduate doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Eligibility for graduate membership of the BPS
  • Registered as a qualified Applied Psychologist with the UK Health Care Professions Council
Experience Essential
  • Experience of representing the profession in Multidisciplinary settings
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan
  • Experience in the administration, interpretation and reporting of psychometric assessments
Desirable
  • Clinical experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist in services for older people
Mobility Essential
  • Car Driver/owner or suitable alternative. Dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role


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