Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bulwell
Salary
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service (NeSS) brings together ourpreviousadult autism and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) services into one combined service.

We provide:
  • diagnostic assessments for autism and ADHD
  • support to understand the conditions
  • short-term support for issues related to autism or ADHD
  • medication to treat ADHD, which will then be managed by yourGP
  • advice and signposting toadditional support including mental health services if needed

This service has been live since April 2021, and we are now looking to further recruit . We are a busy team and forward looking and welcome new ideas and promote opportunities for service development.

Main duties of the job

This is a fulfilling role with excellent clinical support in the team and directorate

You will be a integral part of the therapeutic pathway and Psychology team , assessing referrals for appropriateness, supporting assistant Psychologists, delivering groups as required, supervision and training of staff and other tasks as required within this multi disciplinary team.

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

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

To provide a clinical psychology service to adults with neurodevelopmental conditions (primarily autismand ADHD) including diagnostic assessment, neuropsychological assessment, psychologicalinterventions, consultation, research and service evaluation.To provide teaching and training to professional colleagues in awareness, identification, assessmentand support of neurodevelopmental conditions in adults.To provide clinical supervision to trainee and Assistant Psychologists as delegated by the LeadConsultant Clinical Psychologist and continue to develop highly specialist clinical and professionalskills.The post is managed under the Integrated Specialist Services Directorate and line and professionallymanaged within the intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Service.The post holder will be an integral member of the Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service (NeSS),which is a community-based service, and work alongside the service manager to develop and shapethe delivery of high-quality assessment and interventions to adults with neurodevelopmental disorders.Psychologists within NeSS also form part of a wider network with the Clinical Psychology Servicewithin the Intellectual and Developmental Service, and more broadly psychologists within the Trust.The post holder is also expected to act as an ambassador for the organisation and promote its workthrough presenting and publishing both locally, nationally and internationally.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • DClinPsy or equivalent
  • Current registration with the HCPC

Training
Essential
  • DCliniPSy or equivalent

Desirable
  • Further training in autism and/or ADHD specific assessment methods (such as ADOS-2, ADIR, DIVA-5) and/or therapeutic interventions

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working psychologically with people who have a range of neurodevelopmental, cognitive, or sensory impairments, and of interventions with individuals and care systems.
  • Experience of contributing to service development and delivery

Desirable
  • Relevant publication in peerreviewed research journals.

Knowledge
Essential
  • Broad understanding of theories and interventions relevant to adults with neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. ASD, ADHD), their families and support systems
  • Awareness of, and ability to assess and manage risk
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology

Desirable
  • Critical awareness of current themes in ASD and ADHD policy and research
  • Specific additional interventions/ assessments/models relevant to ASD and ADHD

Skills
Essential
  • Formulation of sources of psychological distress in adults with neurodevelopmental conditions; therapeutic interventions; presentation skills
  • Excellent written English
  • Communication of complex and sometimes distressing information to a wide range of audiences
  • Able to engage constructively with people who are highly distressed.
  • Good interpersonal skills to facilitate communication with colleagues and other service providers.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other non-psychology colleagues and teaching and training skills
  • Ability to reflect on practice and on ethics
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post and to work from home or other Trust base as and when required
  • Good written communication skills with the ability to tailor these to varying contexts, such as the dissemination of psychological assessment results to clients and other professionals
  • Use of psychometric test equipment

Desirable
  • Supervision and motivation of staff
  • Teaching and training skills
  • Ability to process text, set up and use databases and spreadsheets


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