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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 351-MH136-CK-B

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
L7F9 L2011 Inpatient Psychology (S), Preston
£40,428 to £48,514 pa

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist

Salary: Band 8a (AFC)

Hours: 1.0 WTE, 37.5hours

Location: Guild Lodge Secure Services Acquired Brain Injury Services.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Senior HCPC registered, specialist Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist with at least 2 years post qualification experience to work in our Secure Inpatient Acquired Brain Injury Services.

Guild Lodge Secure Acquired Brain Injury Services provide assessment and rehabilitation to male service users with acquired brain injury within inpatient medium secure, low secure and step down ward environments.

The post-holder will work within the Acquired Brain Injury Psychology team comprising of 1 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist working in Neuropsychology, 1 Band 7 Clinical Psychologist, 1 Assistant Psychologist and 2 Associate Practitioners. This post also forms part of the well-established wider Psychological Services Team in Guild Lodge, Specialist Services.

The successful candidate will be working with people with neurological conditions who present with a range of clinical needs and risk behaviours including forensic needs and who have been assessed as requiring specialist secure care. Working alongside other members of the Acquired Brain Injury Psychology team they will play a key role in providing highly specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessments of service users' needs, rehabilitation planning and formulation of risk behaviours. They will deliver evidence based psychological interventions addressing core areas of identified psychological needs including behavioral management, offending behavior programmes (individual and group) and interventions addressing experiences of mental distress. They will also contribute to the development of the psychological knowledge and skills of the wider multi-disciplinary workforce through consultation, joint working, training and supervision of other professionals.

We are looking for someone with previous clinical experience of neuropsychological assessment and of working in a relevant area to inpatient or secure services. Suitable candidates for this post will have doctorate level training in Clinical Psychology and experience of working effectively with multi-disciplinary teams. The post would particularly suit someone who enjoys working with varied client groups, providing consultation and teaching to other health professionals and contributing to service development. All applicants should have a commitment to working in genuine collaboration with service users and colleagues and the ability to work effectively, and reflectively, in environments which involve a range of clinical, professional, ethical and personal challenges and opportunities.

We are able to provide excellent opportunities for CPD, professional support and supervision and have good links with the North West clinical psychology training courses.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Humphreys, telephone 01772 647137, email

Please note that further communication from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

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We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially people who have experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

Please note, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust uses a 3rd party recruitment provider called Trac Systems. Upon completion your application form will be transferred to Trac Systems and we will use this for all future correspondence.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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