Senior Psychologist in Stroke 8a (Preceptorship offered at Band 7)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on Experience
Closing date
26 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for an 8a (or Preceptorship Band 7) Psychologist to join the Community Stroke Psychology team in Mid Essex. We welcome applications from psychologists who are newly qualified, as well as from those with more experience. The post holder will work with individuals and families post stroke and alongside a team of dedicated psychologists working in stroke care locally and across the region.The service has been established since 2012 and is seen as integral to the community stroke pathways by our partners and ICB leads. The service has grown in this time and alongside outpatient work we are embedded in the multidisciplinary stroke teams (Early Supported Discharge Team and the community rehabilitation ward) based at St Peters Hospital in Maldon.

Professional development is important to us and we have varied CPD opportunities within the service, the wider Trust, and external opportunities. This is supported by robust supervision and appraisal structure. The post holder will be supervised by the Principal Psychologist in Stroke. Attached to this post is up to £6000 of CPD funding over the course of three years, for a skills specific training need within the service. We want to provide staff with high quality training to meetneeds and ensure that we are offering the best possible interventions to the populations we serve.

Main duties of the job

The psychology service provides neuro/psychological assessment, one-to-one and group interventions forindividualswho have experienced stroke and their families, alongsidecollaborative workwith our MDT teams in jointsessions, consultation and training. Therefore, knowledge and skill in psychological therapy and neuropsychological approaches are fundamental to this post. This will be supported through supervision and peer relationships in Clinical Health and Older Adults Psychology Services. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality care is delivered in a timely manner in line with client needs, our wider services and national guidance.

The Clinical Health Psychology Team has good relationships with local Clinical Psychology doctorate courses. The team contributes to teaching and provides placements for trainees at different stages of training.

In Clinical Health Psychology Services (CHPS) we work in the interface between physical and mental health, which provides unique opportunities for relationship building and service development. In CHPS in South and Mid Essex peer support and collaboration is encouraged and there are other services e.g. Mental Health Liaison, Long COVID, Breathlessness, where psychologists have a range of therapeutic interests; narrative therapy, systemic approaches, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

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What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

We acknowledge there can be commutes within Essex, and that London salaries command inner weighting. However, the Psychological Services Directorate is committed to investing in you as an individual and in your career development. EPUT highly respects and values psychological thinking and we welcome you to join our team.

Please see the detailed job description and service specification attached to this advert.

If you would like an informal conversation about this post please contact:

Dr Carleen Scott, Principal Clinical Psychologist on

Dr Amy Bartlett, Head of Clinical Health Psychology on

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Completed Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
Registration Essential
  • Has HCPC registration as a practioner psychologist
Engagement & Skills Essential
  • Demonstates interest in working in Clinical Health/Liaison setting
  • Has had exprience of working in Clinical Health/Liaison setting
  • Demonstrates understanding of the complexities of working in physical health settings
Skills Essential
  • Has a least two theraputic modabilites that they are practiced in
  • Has undertaken further training in theraputic modalties which are appropirate to post

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