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Clinical Psychologist B7/8a

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Fylde and Wyre
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications will be welcome from clinical psychologists. However, we would also be happy to consider applications, for the 8a, Senior Clinical Psychology post, from trainee clinical psychologists in their final year currently due to complete training in 2023.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Psychologist, to join a group of similar minded peers, in this new role, helping to shape the Psychology input to meet both the needs of the young people who access our Service and the aspirations of our wider vision as Psychological Professionals.

Within the Learning Disability Service there are a group of Clinical Psychologists working across the child and adults teams, who offer creative and friendly peer support. We all further form a community of Psychological professionals, within LSCFT.

Main duties of the job

As part of the Children's Learning Disability team in the Fylde and Wyre team, the successful candidate would join a well-established, supportive multidisciplinary team. As this role is building on the current Clinical Psychology provision in the area, you would be expected to contribute to the development of this service, within this locality, offering psychological assessment, formulation and intervention with children and young people, and their families/carers. This would be alongside supervision, training, consultation and joint working with psychology and non-psychology colleagues, plus involvement with service development/audit/research.

Training and professional development is supported and encouraged. The Trust/Service also has close links with all three North West Clinical Psychology Doctorate Courses.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or equivalent for those who trained prior to 1996, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • HCPC registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical).
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Knowledge of legislation, and its implications in relation to the client group and mental health, including child protection and its implications for both clinical practice and supervision.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS by completion of CPD log demonstrating a minimum of 40 hours per year.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children and their families/carers.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of multidisciplinary care plan.

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