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Band 8a Clinical Tutor & Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologists to join the Leicester Doctorate in Clinical Psychology as Clinical Tutors. These part-time, permanent roles will suit those with experience and interest in working with trainee clinical psychologists as they complete their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Interviews will be via Teams on 4th April 2023. Short-listed candidates are most welcome to arrange to visit the University base before or after the interview date to assist in their decision making.

Main duties of the job

Core aspects of the role include:

  • liaison with trainees and placement supervisors in the assessment of clinical placements
  • assessment of clinically related skills (e.g. clinical skills assessments, case reports)
  • teaching
  • module coordination

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience of supervising trainee clinical psychologists.
  • Experience of teaching and training.
  • Experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, including emotionally impactful and charged verbal communication.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan.
  • Post-qualification experience of involvement within clinical psychology training.
  • Experience assessing coursework in higher education.
  • Experience of professional management of pre-qualified clinical psychologists.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Lived experience of using mental health services (there is no expectation applicants have or disclose this, however we wish to formally acknowledge this can be an asset).
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Sound doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including knowledge of assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation approaches, models of understanding psychological distress, including developmental and neuropsychological perspectives, and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
  • Highly developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including developing teaching materials and providing constructive feedback to trainees on assessment performance.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for clinical practice and professional management in relation to mental health.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.
  • Knowledge of models of clinical supervision and the supervisory process.
  • Understanding of whiteness within clinical training and the importance of decolonisation of curriculums and training environments.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of models of staff support and leadership in healthcare and/or formal training in this area.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Appreciation of the interface between personal and professional lives, high level of self-awareness and knowledge of principles of self-care.
  • Ability to recognise and challenge discrimination.
  • Enthusiasm for professional training and for adult learning.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills.
Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registered as a qualified Clinical Psychologist with the UK Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialized areas of psychological practice, in particular systemic and/or CBT.

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