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Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a)

Job Reference: 376-DCG-044

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
DCG Hospital Liaison
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

Clinical Psychologist Band 8a - applications are also welcomed from Registered Psychologists

We are seeking a reliable, passionate and progressive experienced Clinical Psychologist to join us as part of our redesigned Crisis, Home Treatment and Liaison mental health services.

RDaSH is offering an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Clinical Psychologist to join our Liaison, Crisis and Home Treatment teams, the post offers a combined role covering 0.5wte Hospital Liaison and 0.5wte Crisis and Home Treatment. This post offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop a range of skills within a multi-disciplinary team and as part of a group of Psychological Therapies staff. This is also an opportunity to shape the future development of Psychology within Doncaster as services continue to embed transformation.

This is an exciting post aimed at supporting the delivery of a caring and safe, comprehensive psychological focused service which will enable the team to meet the standards for a Core 24 service as defined by current guidelines for Liaison Psychiatry Services and Core Fidelity for Crisis Home treatment.

The post holder will contribute a psychological perspective to the multidisciplinary teams ensuring high quality informed care is delivered in Liaison and Crisis Home Treatment. They will embrace innovation and be able to engage colleagues and support the team in providing high intensive psychological assessment, formulation and intervention in line with NICE guidance.

Experience in supervision, consultation, leadership, and service development is essential, along with highly developed clinical skills in assessment and intervention for people presenting in secondary care mental health services.

Psychology staff are expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and training of trainees on the Sheffield University Doctorate course, and RDaSH has an active research programme in the Trust.

The appointee will work under the Lead Psychologist in Doncaster and will have regular access to clinical supervision. The service is committed to supporting excellence through continuing professional development and will work to develop competencies in line with need.

Care Professions Council. Prior experience in working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems is essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate well with all stakeholders of the service is a must.


Informal enquires considering the above posts may be made to Paula Thompson, Service Manager (01302) 794051 or Dr Ana Petrovic (01302) 798412.

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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We are committed to recruiting candidates who share the commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment and periodically during their employment

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The Trust is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community in order to maintain a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

The first 6 months of employment with the Trust will be a probationary period which may be extended by the Trust for a further 6 months.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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