Forensic or Clinical Psychologist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
East Riding of Yorkshire
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Band 8A
Full Time
This is a great opportunity for a psychologist to further develop skills working with adults with complex mental health problems. This is a fixed-term post based on an inpatient medium secure ward at the Humber Centre, Willerby, Hull (10 minutes from Humber bridge).

This role is suitable for a person already working at Band 8a level, or a Band 7 Psychologist, who would like to develop into an 8a role.

This is a full-time position, but part-time hours are also available. You can plan your work flexibly, with opportunities each week to work from home.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the provision of a high-quality psychological service within the hospital. There is an emphasis on in-depth assessment and formulation as well as close multi-disciplinary team working within a very supportive and psychologically minded context. Reflective practice and creative approaches are highly valued. The psychology team offer a diverse range of therapeutic approaches with excellent opportunities for training in therapeutic models and CPD.

There will also be opportunities to lead on service wide projects to contribute significantly to improving the quality of the psychological services that we provide.

This post is full-time, although part-time applicants will be considered. The possibility of hybrid working can be discussed. The service is also open to secondment opportunities.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive group of Forensic and Clinical Psychologists, who maintain a strong identity as a Psychology Department whilst also being key members of multidisciplinary teams. We are members of the local Post-Qualification Training Network, providing frequent opportunities for accessing high quality CPD events and training. The psychology department has a good relationship with the University of Hull.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective, and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

We Trust recognises the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of experience in the use of a wide range of psychometric and other objective assessment tools, such as neuro-assessment, as applied in identified area
  • Skills in co-ordinating programmes of care, and providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Broadly based knowledge of the theory and practice of advanced psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (eg complex PTSD, personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with disabilities
  • Member of a special interest group/network, locally or nationally
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Experience of working 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
  • A breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership/project management skills at an advanced level

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