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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2021.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 263-SL20-236-SF-A

Employer:
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Sunderland Cognitive Community
Location:
Monkwearmouth Hospital, Sunderland
Salary:
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.


We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic clinical psychologist to join our older adult psychology team. You will be working as a valued member of the Community Treatment Team (CTT) where we strive to ensure compassionate care and approach in all we do.

The role will involve:

  • Psychological and neuropsychological assessment
  • Psychological formulation
  • Delivering evidence based psychological interventions.
  • Consultation and scaffolding for colleagues
  • Teaching and training
  • Providing clinical supervision

The role will involve good collaborative working relationships with the MDT, care homes and other services and agencies. The post provides substantial opportunities for developing specialist interests, service evaluation, audit and research. There will also be opportunity for service development and the post holder will have a key role in leadership as part of the MDT.

You will join a friendly and supportive team. You will have access to regular supervision and peer support and we provide opportunities for development and CPD. We have good links with the local Newcastle Doctorate programme and we provide teaching, placements and projects for clinical psychology trainees.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sarah Straughan

Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Professional Head of Older Adult Community Psychological Services – Sunderland & South Tyneside

Tel: 07929183286

Email: sarah.straughan@cntw.nhs.uk

or

Sharon Carr

Pathway Manager

Tel: 07468702460

Email: sharon.carr2@cntw.nhs.uk

 





All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into 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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