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Principal Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-174-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Neurological Rehabilitation Services
£52,306 to £60,983 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an 8b clinical psychologist / neuropsychologist to work within the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service. We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and experienced candidate to work alongside the Consultant Psychologist to promote neuropsychological knowledge and lead on various service projects and complex clinical issues within the multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working with clients with neurological disability across a range of conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, MS, within a multi-disciplinary team context. Previous experience of neuropsychological assessment is essential and experience of assessing risk, safeguarding and capacity, and developing appropriate formulations and interventions is key to the role.

The role will primarily be within the Community Neurology Rehabilitation Team. This service accepts city-wide referrals for all neurological conditions for service users aged 16 years and above and caters for the functional, cognitive, psychological and physical needs of clients. The service also aims to meet the related needs of families and their carers.

There will be opportunities for teaching and training of other staff, as well as clinical supervision of qualified staff and psychologists in clinical training. There is also considerable scope to contribute to the future audit, research and development of the service and build further connections with other related services and academic institutions.

The successful candidate will join a group of clinical/ neuropsychologists within a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing high quality services for people with neurological conditions. We are a supportive team, committed to supervision, continuing professional development and evidence based practice. We are looking for someone who shares our enthusiasm for neuro/psychological thinking and demonstrates initiative, integrity and reflective practice.

It is essential that you have post graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology or equivalent, are registered with the HCPC, and that you are a car driver.

The post holder will provide a qualified clinical psychology/neuropsychology service to clients of neurology services; providing highly specialist neuropsychological assessment and therapy to clients and the related needs of families and their carers; offering advice and consultation on clients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers; working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures. Contributions to teaching and training of other staff, as well as clinical supervision of qualified staff and psychologists in clinical training may form part of the role. Accessing supervision and maintaining statutory/mandatory training and continuing professional development is essential.

The post holder requires doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS; and, doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology. Eligibility for Chartered status with the BPS and registration with the HCPC is essential.

The post is based within the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team. To meet service demands there may be a requirement to work across Community Neurology Services.

The hours of this post are up to full time and may be suitable for a job share.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed. Please contact Dr. Joanna O'Brien, Consultant Clinical Psychologist,, 0113 855 5082.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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