Highly specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Highly specialist Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Lincolnshire
Salary: £53,168 to £62,001 per annum
Job Published: May 20, 2021 15:22

Job Description

Employer: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Personality and Complex Trauma Team

Location: Saxon Court, Long Leys Road, Lincoln but county-wide travel involved

Salary: £53,168 to £62,001 per annum


Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. We have three active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE). This has resulted in annual staff conferences and some great national accolades, such as, the Trust being included in the Top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for additional information about this role. Please note this will only open on a laptop or tablet.

Are you passionate about improving care and enhancing services for people with personality difficulties? The Adult Community Division is an early implementer of community transformation in mental health and are dynamic teams working towards meaningful change in the delivery of services. The Personality and Complex Trauma Team is an integral part of this transformation for improving care and access across the system. We began as a pilot in Lincoln and Gainsborough and have successfully secured funding from NHS England to expand across the county. We are passionate about implementing a Trauma-Informed model of care. Since the launch of the service in September 2020, we have implemented a full DBT programme and we in the process of developing, and implementing, all elements of Structured Clinical Management approach.

We are looking for a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist to help us in continuing to develop and implement psychologically-informed ways of working and to increase our offer of psychological therapy.

You will be supported by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the team who will offer professional, managerial, and clinical, supervision. Training in DBT will be available to you, and we will support CPD opportunities in order to further develop your skills in working in a highly specialised way with people diagnosable with Personality Disorder.

In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

We would encourage you to contact us to discuss the role further. Please contact Dr Amanda Tetley (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 01522 421694 or email: .

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01522) 421510
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