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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Clinical Psychologist
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
306-BAR005-GR
Site
Edgware community hospital
Town
Edgware
Salary
£52,093 - £58,186 Per Annum Inc. Outer London HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/12/2021 23:59
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic qualified Clinical / Counselling Psychologist who is keen to embrace the rewarding opportunity to work with a diverse and complex client group in the Barnet Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team. The successful applicant will be highly motivated to provide good quality evidence based care within a changing and challenging environment. We are looking for an applicant who enjoys  working as part of a team and thrives on working under pressure.

This role is exceptionally unique as the successful applicant will be working closely with the Barnet Acute Care Psychology lead supporting the implementation of Trauma informed care into MDT treatment planning and  team practice. This is an exciting time for Barnet Acute care due to the expansion of psychology provision in Acute care. The successful applicant will enjoy the rewards of working closely with a team of Acute care Assistant Psychologists with the specific aim of embedding a Trauma informed approach to all facets of Acute care services.  We would be particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have experience of working in Acute care settings who have a proven commitment to improving the quality of care provided to our service users. We also encourage applicants who may not have direct Acute care experience but express an interest and enthusiasm to use their transferrable skills to venture into working within the Acute care pathway.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be highly motivated to provide good quality evidence based care within a changing and challenging environment. The post holder will also be committed to working closely with the Barnet Acute Care Psychology lead supporting the implementation of Trauma informed care into MDT treatment planning and team practice. Applicants will enjoy working as part of a team and thrive on working under pressure. We would be particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have experience of working in Acute care settings who have a proven commitment to improving the quality of care provided to our service users.

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which is the lead provider of forensic mental health services; that managed the devolved New Models of care budget, it delivers MH care across some of the prisons, and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC.  We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS. Registration with HCPC required – UK approved courses only.
Desirable criteria
  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.

Experience and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience, including in the NHS, of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community/teams, primary care and in patient and day settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
Desirable criteria
  • Experience and knowledge of the Trauma Informed Care framework in clinical settings
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers, and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
Desirable criteria
  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.

Other requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour. IT skills including e-mail, word processing and basic data base.
Desirable criteria
  • Personal experience of mental health problems and/or personal therapy
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Michelle Durant
Job title
Acute Care Psychology Lead (Barnet)
Email address
michelle.durant@nhs.net
Telephone number
0208 702 4031
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