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Clinical Psychologist

Location:
Maidenhead
Department:
PSYCHOLOGY
Salary Details:
£44,382.00 per annum
Advertising Start Date:
09 Oct 2019
About The Role
We are currently seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at The Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead, located in Taplow, 4 miles from Maidenhead.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist to provide a specialist clinical psychology service including specialist assessment, treatment, planning, implementation and monitoring of outcomes.

Huntercombe can offer you a rewarding career where you will be valued as a key member of our team and every day you’ll be able to make a difference to the lives of our patients and residents, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

As a Clinical Psychologist working in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) your main duties will be:-

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 under the service of core.

To join The Huntercombe Group as a Clinical Psychologist you will:-

•Hold a current HCPC registration as a Clinical Psychologist
•Hold a post-graduate doctorate in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or those in lateral transfer) as accredited by the BPS
•Have eligibility for charted status with the BPS
•Be able to provide evidence based practice of improving patient clinical outcomes
•Have the ability to teach and train others using multimedia materials
•Have an understanding of and practical application of psychology models
•Be flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
•Have a desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
•Have a legal right to work in the UK

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
•        General 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)

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.