Clinical Psychologist/Psychological Therapist
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for a Psychological Therapist or Clinical Psychologist to join the Specialist Community Psychology Service for a year.
The Specialist Community Psychology Service works with patients whose needs sit between NHS Talking Therapies services and Secondary Care. The team consists of Psychological Therapists and Clinical Psychologists and provides individualised assessments, formulation and psychological therapies including CBT, EMDR, CAT, ACT, emotion regulation and brief solution focused therapy. We have good links with Newcastle University and have a rotation of first year DClinPsy students on placement. You will provide a clinical service to patients, providing psychological assessment, formulation and therapy.
- Interview Date 06/12/2023
- 29 Hours 15 Minutes/Week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a Psychological Therapist (eg. High Intensity Therapist/CBT Therapist/EMDR therapist) or a Clinical Psychologist. Applicants must demonstrate essential requirements from the job description, key elements of this include:
- A masters level qualification in CBT or full IPT qualification or EMDR qualification and accreditation OR a Doctorate in Clinical Psychologist
- BABCP or HCPC registration
- An interest in working in primary care
This post is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and you will provide psychological therapy services via face to face, telephone and video clinics. Some evening work is an essential part of this role. In house supervision is provided.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To provide a specialist clinical psychology service to the Newcastle Specialist Community Psychology Service, providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation, and therapy.
- Offering advice and consultation on patients psychological care to colleagues from other disciplines and to other, non-professional carers.
- To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the clinical psychology services policies and procedures.
- To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.
- The post holder will provide a timely adult mental health assessment. They will offer effective signposting as required and will deliver evidence based psychological therapies to those identified as experiencing common mental health problems.
- The post holder will offer training, liaison and consultation to colleagues within the Newcastle Specialist Community Psychology Service to contribute to the improved delivery of psychological therapies within primary care in Newcastle and support the implementation of local protocols.
- The post holder will operate as part of a team and will liaise with NHS Talking Therapy Services, Community Mental Health Teams and other specialist Mental Health Services.
- Post holders will provide clinical supervision to trainees.
- Will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages using interpreters where necessary.
- They will also be required to provide supervision to other staff as appropriate.
- The post has a requirement to work flexibly in line with the aim of providing greater access to clients.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Meets All Clinical Psychologist Criteria
Meets All Psychological Therapist Criteria
Certificate of Sponsorship
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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
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