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Principal Clinical Psychologist - Early Intervention Service - Beds & Luton

Band 8b

Main area
Psychology
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
363-LB4800-B
Site
BED Early Interventon Cwide
Town
BEDFORD
Salary
£52,306 to £56,983 pa
Closing
01/10/2019 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated clinical psychologist to coordinate a high quality specialist clinical psychology service within the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service in Luton and Bedfordshire. This post is available due to an internal promotion. This provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic, psychologically-minded and dedicated multi-disciplinary team. We have developed a responsive and flexible psychology service which is fully integrated into the MDT and at the heart of strategic and operational planning. The team culture embraces psychological perspectives and welcomes psychology at its centre.

Applicants should have excellent knowledge and skills in assessment, formulation and treatment of psychosis and associated presentations. We therefore are looking for someone who has had substantial experience of working in a multi-disciplinary setting with people with psychosis and complex mental health issues. The post holder will hold a clinical caseload and they will provide supervision to the other Clinical Psychologists within the service and to members of the team who are practicing psychological therapies. You will also be responsible for coordinating and providing specialist teaching and consultation for the team. The post holder will be a member of the teams Strategy Group and thus contribute to the on-going development of psychologically informed services and care. To this end, you will maintain robust systems for monitoring and auditing the effectiveness of the psychology service. Regular specialist clinical and professional supervision will be provided from the Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Psychology and psychological therapies are valued within the Trust, with internal and external opportunities for specialist training and supervision relevant to the client group. Training in leadership and Quality Improvement are also available and strongly supported within psychology, with local successful projects having resulted in significant improvements in access times. The Trust has an excellent track record of meaningful service user participation and co-production, and psychology is involved in exciting initiatives such as the development of the Recovery College. Living in Bedfordshire and surrounds offers an affordable quality of life with excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the UK and Europe.

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Sam VAUGHAN, telephone 07775 603008, email sam.vaughan@nhs.net