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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Band 8a Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicestershire
Industry:
Salary: £45,753 - £51,668 pa pro rata
Reference: 313-A-21-90267-CS
Contact Name: Dr Sarah Simmonds
Contact Email: sarah.simmonds@leicspart.nhs.uk
Job Published: February 08, 2021 14:50

Job Description

Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-90267-CS

Employer:

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Department:

Clinical Psychology

Location:

Coalville, Leicestershire

Salary:

£45,753 - £51,668 pa pro rata

 

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

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 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

 

Clinical Psychologist – Band 8a (Agenda for Change) - Coalville, Leicestershire

If you’re an experienced Clinical Psychologist who is looking forward to developing your career, then we want to hear from you!

The role:

Whilst a full Job and Person specification is attached to this advert, key elements of the role include (but aren't limited to):

  • Provide a specialist psychological consultation, assessment and therapy service to the North West Leicestershire Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
  • Offer advice and consultation on patient’s psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the Trust policies, procedures and service priorities.
  • Participate fully in multidisciplinary clinical teams, often leading them, in providing a service to patients.
  • Fully implement your knowledge and skills in general aspects of clinical psychology and, in particular, the assessment and treatment of patients who are being managed within the CMHT.
  • Be capable of completing projects, working independently, with only general briefings, reporting directly to senior managers.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be a degree qualified (preferably to Doctorate level) and ideally UK HCPC registered clinical psychologist
  • Need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy (a chat with the recruiting manager will explain what this means in practice for you, see below)
  • Experienced in working in a clinically orientated multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Adult Mental Health Forensic setting with highly specialist risk and psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings: inpatient, residential and community.
  • Experience of working in a clinically orientated multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Adult Mental Health Forensic setting.
  • Experience of highly specialist risk and psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings: inpatient, residential and community. Together with the ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the very occasional threat of physical aggression.

The Team

The successful candidate will benefit from working alongside an existing senior 8B clinical psychologist. The wider group consists of locality teams, forensic, assertive outreach, homeless mental health and rehabilitation services under the line management of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. It’s a diverse and non-doctrinaire group of applied psychologists who continue to welcome new colleagues with fresh approaches to the delivery of services to adults with mental health problems.

Some Benefits We Offer:

  • Flexibility
  • A Great Team and Environment to work in
  • Free on-site Parking (depending on your location of work)
  • Refer a friend Scheme with financial incentives.
  • Training and advancement opportunities
  • Career development and advancement opportunities

Informal discussions regarding this post are welcome with Sarah Simmonds (Locality Clinical Psychologist) on (0153) 045 3800 or sarah.simmonds@leicspart.nhs.uk

Agile Working

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance. To this aim the Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy.

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, so if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker, and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy. Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you.