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Clinical Psychologist (Band 7)

Job Reference: 376-NLCG-013

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
LCG OP Laurel Ward
£38,890 to £44,503 pa pr

Older Adult Mental Health Services are looking to recruit a part-time (30 hrs per week) Clinical Psychologist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking Clinical Psychologist to join our Older Adults’ Mental Health Services based at Great Oaks in Scunthorpe. The post holder will provide a qualified clinical psychology service to patients on Laurel Ward Older Adult Inpatient Mental Health Service and the Care Home Liaison Team.

Laurel Ward provides acute care and treatment for people experiencing functional and organic mental illnesses. We have a full multidisciplinary team that work cohesively to ensure every admission is purposeful and that our patients receive the highest standards of care. Over the last year we have increased our psychologically informed ways of working and are now in a position to invest further in psychology. We are leading the way by also recruiting a Consultant Clinical Psychologist (whom will have or will be working towards Responsible Clinician status) on the ward.

The Care Home Liaison team provides assessment and intervention for older adults with mental health needs who live in a care home. The team also helps care home staff to provide the appropriate care for older people with mental health needs by offering specialist advice, formulation, and support. The Care Home Liaison Team strongly encourages the use of non-pharmacological intervention approaches and support staff teams to consider the unmet needs driving behaviours in persons with Dementia.

Both teams are motivated to work in psychological-informed ways and value the multi-disciplinary team input. Over the past 18 months the teams have integrated psychological approaches to care into their service delivery and are eager to develop this further, being open to new ways of working.

We are invested in research and the post holder will have the opportunity to be involved in ongoing and further research projects. We have strong working relationships with our neighbouring universities and currently offer DClinPsy trainee placements for the University of Hull, and the University of Lincoln & Nottingham.

The post holder will provide highly specialist psychological assessments and therapy as well as 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.

The ethos at Great Oaks is one of development and as part of the team you will be offered regular management and clinical supervision. Staff who are motivated and innovative are valued by the Trust Leadership team. Flexible/condensed working hours will be considered.

Laurel Ward has achieved the Quality Network for Older Adults Mental Health Services accreditation (formally known as AIMS), which is backed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and demonstrates the high standards of care that can be expected on the ward.

Based: Laurel Ward / Care Home Liaison Team - Great Oaks, Ashby, Scunthorpe

For more information about the post, please contact: Rachel Morrison (Ward Manager) on 01724 382054 or email, or Dr Gemma Graham (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trust Lead Older People’s Psychologist) on 01709 447767 or email


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