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Clinical Psychologist

Salary Details:
Highly Competitive, Dependant on experience
20 May 2020
About The Role

We at Huntercombe Group are looking for a Clinical Psychologist to provide a high quality specialist clinical psychology service for people with complex mental health problems across the service. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the governance of psychological practice within service. To supervise and support the psychological assessment and intervention provided by other psychologists (newly qualified and trainees and other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based care and treatment.

  • To undertake specialised clinical work within the service and with external agencies, which will include assessment, direct and indirect intervention, supervision, training and consultancy. To provide specialist knowledge and consultation to staff at all levels and contribute to their development.
  • To utilise research and training skills and knowledge for audit, policy and service development, research activity and other programmes within the service.
  • Be responsible for accurate mental health clustering of all patients on admission, discharge and at review if applicable.
  • Ensure all mental health clustering information is passed onto other THG teams or services on transfer of patients if applicable.
  • Ensure the accuracy and quality of mental health clustering activity within the team if applicable.
  • Where required, to contribute specialist psychological skills and advice with regards to the design and implementation of strategic planning, organisational and service developments, staff training and support initiatives within the Service, NSFT and to other professional organisations.

Clinical Obligations

  • Provision of specialist clinical psychology assessment of individuals, carers and families referred to the service, using and interpreting complex psychological data from a variety of sources, e.g. neuropsychological and psychometric assessments, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews, offence analysis.
  • Formulation and implementation of formal psychological treatment and/or management plans, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the service user’s problems. Responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for patients and, where appropriate, carers and families. To make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of people whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans under the care of this post holder. To ensure appropriate assessment, formulation and interventions, communicating with the referral agent and others involved with the care on a regular basis.
  • To provide specialist clinical psychology expertise, knowledge, advice, guidance and consultation to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care by all members of the service clinical team.
  • To undertake risk assessment and management for individual service users and to provide specialist clinical psychology advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.
  • To communicate, in a skilled and sensitive manner, information regarding the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of service users. To monitor and evaluate progress during the course of uni and multi-disciplinary care.
  • To provide specialist clinical psychology expertise, knowledge and advice on staff support and critical incident stress management for staff within the service following critical incidents. To also provide the same (where appropriate and as directed by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist) within THG and for external agencies.
  • To provide appropriate health and social care interventions according to service users recovery goals.
  • To assess health and social care needs as part of an integrated team and implement/commission packages of care where appropriate.

Teaching and Training

  • To provide post-qualification practice supervision to recently qualified psychologists.
  • To provide advice, consultation, training and supervision to other members of the Service clinical team regarding psychologically based assessment and intervention.
  • To maintain and develop skills in the area of professional pre- and post-graduate training and supervision. Where appropriate, to provide advice, consultation and training to other staff and agencies working with the Service patient group.

Management, Recruitment, Policy and Service Development

·         To highlight areas of need and participle (where appropriate and as directed by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Service Manager) in strategic planning and organisational development projects within the Service.

·         To exercise delegated responsibility for managing psychological resources, in the form of psychological materials used in the assessment and treatment of service users.

·         To participate (where appropriate and as directed by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist) in Service staff recruitment, both in the short-listing process and as a member of interview panels for psychology assistants and other disciplines.

Research & Service Evaluation

  • Involvement in the evaluation, monitoring and development of Service operational policies, through the deployment of professional skills in research, evaluation and audit and ensuring that psychological frameworks for understanding and provision of high quality care are utilised.
  • To use theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other clinical team members. To be involved in appropriate research and provide specialist advice to other staff undertaking research.
  • To undertake personal research as a major job requirement.

ICT Responsibilities

  • To use information communication technology and computers in day to day work in order to facilitate more effective communication and presentation of information. This includes, word-processing, e-mail communication, electronic care record systems, clinical information sharing, multi-media presentation and teaching.
About You
Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
•        2 week’s paid paternity leave
•        Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
•        A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
•        Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
•        Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays that grows with service
•        Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
•        The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
•        Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.