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Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead Inpatient and Crisis Services

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bodmin or Longreach
£67,064 to £77,274 a year Per Annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
As a highly experienced and specialist clinical psychologist, the post holder will be responsible for providing clinical leadership to the AMH Inpatient and Crisis service, which offers assessment and intervention for adults presenting mental health difficulties.

They will have the specialist professional skills, knowledge and experience required to carry a caseload of clients, offering complex psychological formulations and expert consultancy and advice to patients, families and professionals and teams.

Main duties of the job

They will undertake service audit and evaluation, propose and implement service development changes within the area served and in keeping with the wider plans and national legislation.

They will have a liaison role with all commissioning and provider partners. They will work to develop and manage a service that acts as a specialist resource that is well integrated with other care pathways and related services.

The post holder will manage, clinically supervise and work collaboratively with clinical and administrative colleagues within the service, to offer effective, evidence-based specialist service provision, ensuring that services are high quality and based on best clinical and professional practice.

The post holder will work directly with both the AMH Inpatient and Crisis teams and commissioning partners to maximise the overall accessibility, performance and efficiency of the Psychological Professions with regard to nationally agreed standards of care and treatment.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Experience of managing services and experience of holding responsibility for service development in line with evolving demands and best practice
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Advanced skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment and the delivery of specialist interventions frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration and mental effort
  • A high ability to administer specialist psychometric tests that require skillful manipulation and to interpret and communicate results meaningfully
  • Ability to deal with highly challenging situations involving patients and/or families in high levels of distress and/or showing hostility, in a sensitive and professional manner
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
  • Expert knowledge of adult mental health difficulties
  • Doctoral level of knowledge of research methodology, research design and data analysis
  • Wide range of analytical skills in order to ensure complex conditions and situations are managed appropriately
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Excellent leadership, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, featuring breadth of outlook and political skill necessary to establish effective working relationships with staff at all levels within and outside the organisation
  • Ability to work in partnership with other key professionals within and outside the organisation and a partnership approach to work across agencies

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