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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist - Loughborough

Job Reference: 313-A-19-69506-KW1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£44,606 to £50,819 NHS terms & conditions 2019

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.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Clinical Psychology Service within MHSOP

Band 8a Clinical Psychologist x 2 posts 37.5 hours/week (There may be some flexibility in hours)

We are delighted to advertise two 8a Clinical Psychology posts.

You will join an existing team of five Clinical Psychologists within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We offer input to the community mental health teams as well as working within inpatient, inreach and memory services. As a psychology team we meet monthly to discuss relevant service issues and we also meet bi-monthly with a focus on CPD.

The role will be extremely varied and will include direct therapeutic input, neuropsychological assessment, consultation with staff teams and the opportunity to be involved in service development. You will meet patients with a wide range of clinical presentations in different settings. You will also have the opportunity to provide supervised placements for trainee clinical psychologists from the Leicester University doctoral training course.

The two posts are primarily community psychology posts working within community mental health teams but each will also have some additional elements which could include contributing to work on the Dementia Wards or contributing to the facilitation of the Service level Schwartz rounds.

One post will be based St Mary’s hospital in Melton Mowbray with the Melton, Rutland and Harborough CMHT and the other will be based at Loughborough Hospital with the Charnwood CMHT.

Our service is part of a network of clinical psychologists who work within Leicestershire partnership NHS Trust including psychologists in adult mental health, child, learning difficulties, neuropsychology, health psychology and a specialist forensic service. This group meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas through a forum meeting and if interested, applicants will be encouraged to be a part of this.

If you have a particular preference for one of these posts then it would be helpful if you could indicate this somewhere in your application.

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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