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Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Industry:
Salary: £40,428 to £48,514 pa pro rata
Job Published: July 11, 2018 15:24

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist

Peterborough & Milton Keynes

20-30 hours per week

£40,428 to £48,514 pa pro rata

PJ Care is an award-winning provider of Specialist Neurological services, with residential sites in Milton Keynes and Peterborough.  We provide a full range of services to adults living with neurological conditions including the range of dementias, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Korsakoffs syndrome, acquired and traumatic brain injury in addition to providing rehabilitation services for adults after brain injury, spinal injury and stroke.  Our large multidisciplinary team is comprised of a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Assistant Psychologists, assisted by Therapy Technicians and Activities Coordinators to enable our residents to maximise their social, emotional, functional and cognitive experience each day.

We are a Platinum Investors In People awarded service and our core values are Compassion, Commitment and Care.  Our staff embody these values in their daily work to maintain and support dignity and respect, choice and diversity and individuality.  We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks highly motivated and high calibre staff to join our dedicated team.  If this sounds like you, then we would like to hear from you.

This post will provide an exciting opportunity to gain a range of experience across three sites, two in Milton Keynes and one in Peterborough with a total of seven distinct units.  We support up to 78 residents in Milton Keynes and 105 residents in Peterborough.  Our care models are distinct for each unit.  We specialise in supporting adults with early onset dementia and other neurological conditions and can support people through carefully designed care pathways so that their needs are met within the most appropriate environment. 

In addition to specialist neurological care, we also provide high quality neurorehabilitation within our Peterborough site, for adults with acquired neurological problems including TBI, stroke, hypoxia and spinal injuries. The role will include neuropsychological assessment, formulation and interventions provided directly to individuals as well as close joint working with the rest of the multi-disciplinary team.  Report writing and attendance at regular care reviews will form part of the role.  There is an emphasis on working with wider the staff team, providing ongoing training and development of neurobehavioural approaches.  There are two Assistant Psychologists in post, one in Milton Keynes and one in Peterborough and supervision of these roles will be part of the requirement.

This new position will work alongside the Consultant Neuropsychologist who will provide direct clinical supervision. Potential candidates will require sound underpinning knowledge of specialist dementia care and neurorehabilitation experience.  They will also need to be conversant with safeguarding procedures and have experience of carrying out assessments under the Mental Capacity Act and being involved in Best Interest meetings and decision making.  Travel between Milton Keynes and Peterborough sites will be required.

We work closely with various national support organisations and the opportunity to be involved in presenting at seminars and conferences will be available.  Research is also an important aspect to the service and we are currently partnering with exciting research organisations and involvement with this will therefore be possible.

For more information about this post, and to apply please contact Dr Allan Perry, Director of Clinical Services and Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, allan.perry@pjcare.co.uk, phone 07766 996254.

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