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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71904-NS

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

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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.

Job Title: Band 8aClinical Psychologist in Paediatric Psychology

Area of Work: Paediatric Cardiology/ Paediatric Psychology

Department: Paediatric Psychology, Artemis House, Westcotes Drive, Leicester

Hours: 37.5

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Psychologist (Grade 8a), to join the Department of Paediatric Psychology, specifically working in the area of Paediatric Cardiology.

The post holder will offer a high quality specialist clinical psychology service to children, young people and their families referred by the Paediatric Cardiology team. They will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team and will offer supervision, consultation and training to the team members. This remit may also extend to other teams in the region. In addition the post holder will be required to undertake service evaluation and research regarding psychological outcomes in the specialty.

This is a new post, and the successful candidate will work closely with the existing Band 7 and Band 8b Clinical Psychologist, who oversees the provision of psychology services to the Paediatric Cardiology team.

The post holder will be based at Glenfield Hospital, but required to travel to deliver services at other community clinics across the county and surrounding areas covered by the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre. There are plans for the EMCHC to move to the Leicester Royal Infirmary in due course.

We are a team of 16 and are part of the larger CAMHS provision within Leicester and Leicestershire. There are plenty of opportunities for training and supervision is well provided for. We have a number of trainees from the DClinPsy course at University of Leicester so there would be opportunities to supervise.

We are keen to hear from friendly, flexible and organised applicants. We welcome applicants who have worked in other areas of paediatric healthcare with transferable skills and knowledge.

For an informal discussion, please contact either Dr Vicky Elliott (Senior Clinical Psychologist) on 0116 250 2831 or Dr Camilla Watters/ Dr Emma Crossley (Consultant Clinical Psychologists) on 0116 295 2959.

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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