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Principal Applied Psychologist

Employer
Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The central York community mental health team are looking to appoint a band 8b Principal Applied Psychologist to work as part of our multi-disciplinary team.

Applicants will be required to have post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical / counselling / forensic psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS and be registered in as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC. Significant experience and competencies in delivering and supervising evidence based psychological intervention for SMHP is also essential.

Main duties of the job

A key part of the role is to provide direct clinical work, promote psychological thinking with all members of the team by helping staff to develop formulations for clients, offering supervision and joint work with the team, supporting staff wellbeing and providing training in psychological theory and its implementation.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working psychologically with people who experience severe mental health problems and competencies in an evidence based psychological therapy for SMHP. They will contribute to the collective clinical leadership of the service. They will be responsible for the provision of specialist psychological assessment and formulation, and the delivery of evidence based psychological therapy and clinical supervision. The post holder will contribute to service development and improvement within the locality and the professional leadership of psychological professions.

About us

We provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, and research and audit in line with strategic developments. There are also strong links to the local Hull and Teesside D Clinical Psychology Programme as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.

Job description Job responsibilities

Applicants need to be motivated, enthusiastic, flexible and resilient. Knowledge and experience of working with people with complex mental health issues including psychosis and personality disorders is essential.

Psychologists & Psychological Therapists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academys Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.

Additional contact details Stephanie Common, Psychological Professions Lead, stephanie.common@nhs.net

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate training (doctoral level equivalent) in clinical/counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Desirable
  • Significant community or in patient experience in a mental health setting
Experience Essential
  • Must have substantial experience of:Working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a full range of clinical severity
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Liaison and joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies
  • Teaching, training, clinical supervision for postgraduate psychology qualifications
  • Research and development experience
  • High level involvement in quality and service improvement initiatives.
  • Must have experience of providing clinical and professional leadership to other qualified and non-qualified members of the profession
  • Working within mutli agency service delivery models
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of evidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Clinical governance
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group
  • Knowledge of the current practice in psychological interventions in AMH
Skills Essential
  • Must be able to provide effective clinical leadership
  • Communicate highly complex, highly sensitive and highly contentious information effectively, to a wide range of people
  • Adapt creatively the evidence base for the assessment of children with neurodevelopmental difficulties/social communication difficulties
  • Provide consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups
  • Articulate the value added by applied psychology within the context of multidisciplinary team.
  • Undertake complex multiagency working and liaise with multiple systems
  • Utilise psychometric tests competently
  • Provide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision for the multidisciplinary team.
  • Identify, provide and promote appropriate interventions / means of support for families and carers
  • Utilise appropriate clinical governance mechanisms within own work.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional, academic and public settings.


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