Clinical Psychologist - 12 months fixed term contract
Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Care Integrated Practice Unit
Career Level: C (NHS 8a)
Salary: from £41,000 pro rata
Hours – 18 hours per week (0.5WTE)
St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare. We transform the lives of people with the greatest mental health needs. Throughout our 180 year history we have helped some of society’s most vulnerable people and today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services. Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s the perfect place to take your career to a new level.
Our Brain Injury Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) offers specialist services for patients with Acquired Brain Injury. The care and rehabilitation offered is recognised for being at the forefront of innovative service developments, for its excellence in service delivery and for its ability to manage and reduce the risks associated with Acquired Brain Injury.
A vacancy has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist to provide a 12 month maternity cover in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Care Integrated Practice Unit. This position will particularly meet the needs of Clinical Psychologists who wish to work with people with acquired brain injury and co-morbidities, including challenging behaviour, and who are looking to significantly enhance their experience by working in a well-established and respected service. Two wards from the service were recently inspected by Headway UK and awarded ‘Approved Provider’ status.
The successful applicant will work with an established team led by a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, and containing Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and graduate volunteers and placement students. You will also be a key member of an MDT alongside our highly regarded colleagues from the Therapies, Nursing and Psychiatry disciplines. The service has a long history of highly specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation and is developing its approaches further to incorporate RAID© and patient focused positive behaviour support.
We offer an excellent benefits package including sickness policy on par with the NHS, 38 days holiday per annum, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, opportunities for teaching and continuing professional development and much more…
We would love you to apply - informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Keith G Jenkins, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, on 01604 616459 or alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org