Senior Clinical Psychologist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
11 Apr 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust



Adult Learning Disability Service

Central Lancashire (based in Chorley)

Specialist Network

Band 7/8a Permanent 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic clinical psychologist or a newly qualified clinical psychologist who has accredited training to a post graduate level or equivalent, currently registered with HCPC, to work within a busy and well respected Community Learning Disability service. This post is to be based with the Chorley & South Ribble team but there is an expectation that the successful applicant will work across the Central Lancashire Locality. Previous experience of working with adults with learning disabilities is essential.

Whilst this position is advertised at an 8A banding, we are also willing to offer a preceptorship/development post for newly qualified or those with less than 2 years qualified experience. Hence we would encourage you to contact us to discuss this further if you are interested.

Main duties of the job

Working closely with colleagues from a variety of professional backgrounds you will make a major contribution to the team and take a clinical lead role. You will be expected to provide psychological assessment and intervention in a variety of settings and provide consultation, training and supervision to the wider MDT on the psychological care of adults with a learning disability. There may also be opportunities for service related research and development

You will receive regular clinical & professional supervision from a Clinical Psychologist and you will also benefit from being a member of the Learning Disability Psychology Specialty as well as the wider Psychological Professions Community within LSCFT.

There are excellent links with the North West clinical psychology training courses in Lancaster, Manchester and Liverpool.

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
  • Doctorate 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.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the British Psychological Society.
  • HCPC registered as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical).
Knowledge Essential
  • An increased level of knowledge relevant to this post equivalent to a post-graduate diploma (in addition to entry level qualification)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • 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 specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient 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.
  • Demonstrable evidence of a continuing commitment to developing expertise in psychological assessment and intervention

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