Clinical / Forensic Psychologist – Women’s Medium Secure
Band: SM1 (NHS 8a)
Salary: £41,098 - £58,711 plus excellent benefits
Hours: Full time, 37.5 per week
St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity commissioned by the NHS to provide specialist mental healthcare for people with some of the most complex and challenging mental health needs in the UK. The Women’s Service recently received a CQC rating of Good demonstrating an effective, caring, responsive and well-led organisation (June, 2017).
Our Women’s Medium Secure Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) offers a gender specific treatment programme for women patients within a medium secure setting. The IPU consists of 3 wards comprising of an assessment and stabilisation ward, and a ward each for the management of personality disorder and mental illness. The care and treatment offered is based on a multidisciplinary therapeutic programme focused on individual patients
A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated, qualified (or soon to be qualified) Clinical/Forensic Psychologist with experience and interest in Personality Disorder.
The successful applicant will have skills in complex formulation and intervention planning, engaging people in their treatment, delivering evidence-based group and individual psychological therapies and working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team. You will be proficient at providing effective supervision and possess practical knowledge of structured professional judgement risk assessments. You will be able to communicate complex and sensitive information in an accessible and respectful way, have competencies in leadership and training, and be driven by patient outcomes.
This role ideally requires applicants to be intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and will suit an individual that is passionate about high-standard service development in this area. The position demands a reflective psychologist able to work creatively within the ethics, governance and recommendations of evidence-based models to develop and deliver innovative and person-centred interventions that maximise the effectiveness of the women being cared for.
You will join an experienced psychology team and will be well supported and encouraged to pursue interests in professional development and contribute in the area of research and service improvement, including collaboration with service users.
We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Hugo Nel, Clinical Lead, on 01604 616465 email: HNel@standrew.co.uk
Closing Date: 4th February 2018