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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/03/2021.

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 263-WL21-007

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Children's Mental Health Inpatient
£63,751 - £73,664 pro rata 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.

Are you looking for a new challenge and a rewarding progressive career in Children’s Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing in the North East of England?

Due to an expansion of our Children and Young Peoples Inpatient Services at CNTW are looking for a caring, empathetic, enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a passion to improve the lives of children and young people who require care in an inpatient setting. Staff coming into our Children and Young people’s inpatient services will have excellent opportunity for both personal development and career progression.

The new Unit is a 10-bed General Admission Unit for children and young people up to 18 years of age which will provide assessment and treatment for young people diagnosed with complex mental health problems. This service will be based at West Lane Hospital, Middlesbrough.

This post is an exciting opportunity to work with a Multi-Disciplinary Team developing a new Mental Health Inpatient service for Children and Young People.

The Successful Candidate will be responsible for the Governance of the Delivery of Psychological Services in the new Unit. This will involve ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and accessible psychological assessment, formulation and intervention within Psychological Services and across the Multi-Disciplinary Team. An important part of the role will be to support the MDT with activities that promote the wellbeing of young people, families and staff. These will include Debrief Processes, Reflective Groups and Whole Team Formulation.

This service will be part of a Clinical Business Unit that provides Specialist Services to Children and Young People and their families and carers, spanning the North Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and now Teesside geography as part of the CNTW Foundation NHS Trust.

These include other Children and Young Peoples Services including:

  • General Admission Unit, Low Secure and PICU for young people with Mental Health Difficulties and Developmental Disorders, including Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders (Ferndene, Northumberland)
  • Inpatient and Community Services for young people with Eating Disorders and Troubled Eating (Ferndene, Northumberland and North and South of Tyne)
  • Specialist Community Neuro-Developmental Services (Regional and National)
  • Intensive Positive Behavioural Support (Community and Regional)
  • Forensic Adolescent Services – including Medium Secure (Newcastle), Community Outpatients, FCAMHS, Secure Estate In-Reach (Secure Stairs) (Regional)

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in developing this new service
  • Develop an evidence based Clinical Psychology Service to meet the needs of young people.
  • Work with colleagues – Senior Clinical Psychologist, Systemic Therapist and Assistant Psychologist to provide an excellent psychological service integrated with a Multi-Disciplinary Team including Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Activity Workers and Psychiatry.

The successful candidate will have strong connections with colleagues in CNTW particularly those in the Specialist Children and Young People’s Clinical Business Unit. They will receive clinical supervision from a consultant colleague working within other CYP Inpatient Services

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of working as a Clinical Psychologist with children and young people and families in community or inpatient settings.

They will show competencies in carrying out assessment, formulation and delivering interventions and experience of working in an integrated way in an MDT.

They will show evidence of working effectively and compassionately with this client group and also demonstrate knowledge skills for developing resilience within the service environment and the MDT.

They will demonstrate appropriate attitudes and values in line with those of CNTW Foundation Trust.

The post is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist post at 8c ,part time, FTE to be negotiated but anticipated to be 0.4 FTE).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ruth Andrews

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

0191 245 6855

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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If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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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