Clinical Psychologist - Qualified or Newly Qualified

Solent NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Solent are offering a great opportunity for either a qualified Clinical Psychologist or for a Newly Qualified Psychologist to join us on a Preceptorship!

In the role, you will provide input to a specialist Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, based within the Community Neurological Service (CNS) which is a specialist multi professional service developed for patients with one of the following neurological conditions - Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury. The team is based within the St Mary's Community Hospital site in Portsmouth but many patients are seen within the community. The service aims to provide access to a range of coordinated, multi-professional interventions to enable patients with neurological conditions to maintain optimal independence.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Psychologist is a key member of the MDT and will provide neuropsychological assessment, formulation and rehabilitation as well as supporting other members of the team to develop a psychological understanding of patients' difficulties.

We are a large Neuropsychology Department which consists of 9 Clinical Neuropsychologists/Psychologists in Neuropsychology working across the rehabilitation pathway. We offer regular accredited supervision and there are excellent professional development opportunities. We can provide supervision for candidates wanting to undertake the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QICN).

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role will provide neuropsychological input to the Community Neurological Service which is a specialist neurorehabilitation team. The service aims to minimise the negative effects of brain injury and to maximise the neuropsychological and emotional functioning of clients referred to the service.

The post-holder is a key member of the MDT and will provide neuropsychological assessment, formulation and rehabilitation as well as supporting other members of the team to develop a psychological understanding of patients' difficulties

To provide expert psychological support and education to facilitate the community management of patients with complex neurological conditions.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Bachelor's Degree in psychology.
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) or equivalent postgraduate training recognised by BPS and HCPC (for those qualified outside the UK or before 1996)
  • Postgraduate qualification conferring eligibility for chartership by the British Psychological Society including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a practitioner Psychologist
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, such as outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings
  • Experience of working with neurological problems
  • Experience of working with a variety of client 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

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