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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-73162-GC

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Medical Psychology
£44,606 / £46,331 / £48,324 / £50,819

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Clinical Psychologist (General Medical/ Severe Asthma) Band 8A

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated clinical psychologist to join our well established Department of Medical Psychology for two days a week. The role will be working for three sessions within the General Medical team whilst offering psychological support to the severe asthma service for one session a week. The latter role is relatively new and will involve further developing this service, liaising closely with the MDT.

We are linked to one of the largest acute trusts in the country (University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust) and this provides us with excellent opportunities for collaborative clinical work, teaching and personal development.

The Department receives referrals from any of the Directorates within UHL and this post involves offering assessment and treatment (both individual and group) to patients referred to the department.

This post will be based mainly at the Leicester General Hospital with other psychologists and admin/clerical support, with the asthma role requiring some work at the Glenfield Hospital. The Department currently comprises ten clinical psychologists (7 wte). We have good admin and clerical support. We have excellent links with the Leicester D.Clin.Psy.Course and regularly attract trainees on placement.

This post provides a great opportunity to work in a supportive and friendly environment with an interesting and rewarding client group. We take supervision and professional support seriously and meet regularly for case presentations, clinical governance and business meetings. We also have a monthly peer group meeting and regular time-out to enable reflection and service development.

Leicester is a thriving multi-cultural city with good arts and sporting facilities that enjoys excellent motorway links to other major cities and easy access to the surrounding countryside.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Laura Ambrose (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 0116 295 4555.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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