IPTS Clinical Psychologist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£9,705 to £10,923 a year p.a.
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Part Time
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We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our service in Dorset for 7.5 hours pw on a 12-month fixed term temporary contract. This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to work at the Intensive Psychological Therapies Service (IPTS) within a well-established multi-disciplinary team.

The Intensive Psychological Therapies Service is a forward thinking, dynamic group treatment service for people with complex trauma and long-standing interpersonal difficulties. Our therapies include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT (Ro-DBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

This is an opportunity to develop skills within an enthusiastic and skilled team. Clinical supervision will be provided by an experienced qualified clinical psychologist within the team.

Main duties of the job

The preferred working day is Wednesday when the IPTS Clinical Decisions Meeting is held to discuss incoming referrals, the outcome of client assessments and ad hoc clinical discussions. In addition, there is a requirement to provide psychological assessment, formulation and clinical supervision. Our team of clinicians are trained in several therapy specialties including DBT, RO-DBT, EMDR and CAT. Experience of delivering any of these therapies would be desirable.

Training, supervision and research are given a high priority within the service. IPTS has close links with both Southampton and Bournemouth Universities and several outcome and process research projects are currently in progress. In 2000 we were awarded an NHS Beacon for being a model of good practice. We are a multidisciplinary team, dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based therapies for this patient group.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • Professional Registration with HCPC.
  • Clinical supervision training.
  • Relevant specialist training or qualifications (e.g. CAT; DBT; RO-DBT; EMDR)
Role Specific Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working as a qualified clinical or counselling psychologist and relevant experience for transition to highly specialist post (8A).
  • Experience of teaching, consultation and supervising psychology staff and other professionals.
  • Ability to use a range of highly complex assessment materials (including psychometric tests).
  • Experience of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation
IT Essential
  • Ability to use a computer and Internet for word processing, presentation, teaching and information seeking purposes
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive information where there may be barriers to understanding or where professional opinions may differ and to form relationships where there may be barriers to these relationships being formed.
  • Ability to make judgements involving highly complex facts or situations, which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options.

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