Clinical Psychologist – Neuropsychiatry Pathway
Band: SM1 ( 8a)
Salary: £41,098 - £58,711 ( dependent on experience)
Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week
Joining St Andrew’s Healthcare is your opportunity to work on complex cases at the forefront of neuro rehabilitation and complex neuro disability. This role is open to qualified, newly qualified or nearly qualified psychologists.
Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. You’ll be joining an expert multi-disciplinary team that’s transforming lives through six innovative recovery pathways. Our ground-breaking treatment and rehabilitation are enhanced by strong research and academic links – with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities and the development of our people. There’s no other setting like this to advance as a professional and achieve what you want from your career.
Your role with us
This position is based within our Neuropsychiatry pathway.
The Neuropsychiatry Service offers care, treatment and rehabilitation for adults and older adults with challenging behaviour and complex needs that is recognised for being at the forefront of innovative service developments, for its excellence in service delivery and rehabilitation practice and for its ability to manage and reduce aggressive behaviour. The Neuropsychiatry service consists of: The National Brain Injury Centre, Huntington’s Disease Service, and the Specialist Dementia Service.
We adopt a highly person-centred approach to all our care and a recovery focus towards our rehabilitation practices.
You will have the key role of providing clinical and risk assessments for our patients, developing formulations and planning interventions, with a focus on enabling patients to progress to the least restrictive environments.
In addition to specialist psychological assessment and therapy, the post holder will offer advice and consultation regarding service users’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.
You will have the chance to utilise your research skills to contribute to audits, policy and service development and specific research projects. There will be diverse opportunities for further training and ongoing development to enhance your expertise.
You will be an HCPC registered Psychologist who will relish the challenge of working within a secure environment. Previous experience of working within Brain Injury or Dementia would be preferable.
It’s important that you have a collaborative approach and interest in evidence based individual and group interventions and the development of therapeutic environments. You will have the assessment and formulation skills needed to design time-limited and outcome-evaluated therapy.
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 35 days plus holiday, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr Keith Jenkins on 01604 616459 or email
Closing Date: 14th May 2017
Interviews will be held on 25th May 2017