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Clinical Psychologist

Location:
North West
Salary Details:
£45,000
08 Sep 2021
11 Oct 2021

About The Role

This encompasses the key result areas: • Carry out clinical psychological assessments using file-review, interview, psychometric and behavioural observation methods for clients presenting with serious Mental Health Problems, Intellectual Disability or Neuropsychological problems. • Collect, collate, analyse and interpret data for clinical evaluation (single-case design strategy), for treatment, audit, and research purposes. • Complete assessment and clinical formulation of patient’s problem behaviours and treatment needs. This will include collating background information, completing actuarial measures, formal testing and other assessment methods, and the analysis of data. • Complete structured professional judgement risk assessments to consider patient risks and to inform risk management and treatment needs. • Provide evidence based individual and group treatment programmes to address or reduce the negative impact of difficulties. This may include: (a) preparing or developing equipment and materials, (b) supporting patients’ out-of-session homework and generalisation practice, and (c) facilitating individual and group sessions. • To evaluate the effectiveness of individual and group treatment programmes. • To direct and support others to carryout evidence-based clinical psychology interventions. • Co-ordinate the recording of, analyse and present data relevant to the patients’ social adjustment and progress in treatment. • To work with members of the multidisciplinary team to contribute to effective risk assessment, risk management, treatment, support needs and quality of life of the unit’s patients. • To engage in clinical-administration (e.g. maintaining psychometrics, bibliographies, etc). • To appropriately administer and interpret clinical or neuropsychological psychometric tests and communicate these test data in a professional, yet accessible way to colleagues, relatives and clients. • To write reports as required (for example, CPA, Tribunal, statistical reports relating to behaviours that challenge, patient engagement, treatment outcome, risk assessments and clinical governance reports) and present as a ‘professional witness’ where appropriate. • Provide clinical governance data as required by hospital, service and psychology service protocols. • To provide informal and formal psychological advice and consultation as required by the hospital. To include involvement in the formulation, implementation evaluation of hospital/company policy. • Attend individual and group clinical psychological supervision with an appropriately senior practitioner and line management supervision as required by the hospital. • To communicate with a wide range of health and social care staff in a highly skilled and sensitive manner, complex and sensitive information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment of plans of clients.

Please note regulations are changing; from 11th November 2021, anyone entering some of our offices / services / Hospitals, will need to be fully vaccinated unless they are exempt under the regulations. Anyone entering for a job interview must also show proof of vaccination unless they are exempt. If someone intends to have the vaccination but is not yet vaccinated, interviews will take place remotely (via video call or telephone).

 

About You

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to lead and develop our service within an Adult Mental Health setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision and delivery of inpatient services.
 
Your key remit will be to provide a specialist clinical psychology service including specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes.

About The Company

The Huntercombe Group is a UK Healthcare provider specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Adult Mental Health, Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care, Adult Learning Disability and Children's Complex Needs.

Oswald House is 9 bedded mental health rehabilitation unit, housing women between 18 and 65 years of age. The unit is designed to support women who have been found to have more severe substance use histories and psychological needs, or those who are more likely to report a history of sexual and physical abuse than women in the general population. Most of our ladies have disorders with psychotic features or personality disorder traits. Our main aim is to help them along their recovery and equip them with skills so they are able to live as independently as possible in the community.

We're based in Oswaldtwistle, within Accrington, just a short walk from the town centre.