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Clinical Psychologist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£41,659 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for four enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Psychologists to join our Community Mental Health Teams. There will be one post situated in each of the CMHTs as follows:
  • Greenfields Centre in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sutherland Centre in Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Ashcombe Centre in Leek, Cheddleton
  • Lyme Brook Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme

These are new posts developed as part of community transformation and reflecting the national investment in increasing access to psychological therapies within secondary care.

We welcome any enquiries about the role, or an informal visit to one of our sites, please contact Dr Charlotte Morris Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Charlotte Shevlin Team Lead on 0300 790 0236.

Main duties of the job

To work with an extremely varied case load, working with service users and their families with difficulties ranging across a range of presentations as seen in secondary care mental such as complex trauma, depression, psychosis, interpersonal difficulties and challenging behaviour and in line with the post holders experience and competencies.

To work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team offering advice and joint working where needed. Much of this work will be within the team informing the best service delivery for our service users.

Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care to service users with highly complex mental health conditions which may include challenging behaviours.

About us

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do & how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work & resilience.

A detailed analysis of the most recent national NHS Staff Survey data has confirmed Combined Healthcare is the best rated Trust in the entire NHS.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation & we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring & compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well & has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country.

Relocation package is available to support you to join our Trust.

The Trust has the advantage of being relatively small, where good working relationships are fostered & valued.The current vacancy is based in Stoke-on-Trent, which is easily commutable from all parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire & Manchester areas, has extremely good road links to & from the city.

Staff parking is free on all our main sites.

In return we offer;
  • Focus on staff wellbeing with easy access to Staff Support & Counselling service as well as Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub
  • We cover the cost of your DBS Check (£44)
  • Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers & discounts
  • Individual Personal Development Plan & Career Progression
  • Excellent pension scheme available
  • 27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see full job description for full details.

To be compassionate in meeting the needs of service users, their carers and families.

Working as part of a MDT.

To provide clinical supervision and training to less experienced colleagues within the designated psychology service and to other members of the multidisciplinary team.

To undertake research and evaluation as an integral part of the job and act as field supervisor to doctorate trainees.

To be proactive in continual service improvement within own area.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities.

To promote at all times a positive image of the service and the wider Trust.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Post-graduate qualification showing evidence of supervised practice in an evidence-based psychological therapeutic model
Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
Knowledge Essential
  • Doctoral level knowledge of : evidence- based practice relevant to the role, Risk assessment and risk management, Clinical governance, Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within mental health
  • Experience within perinatal mental health

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