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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102525-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are excited to offer an 8a Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology role to work into the Leicestershire Neuro-Rehabilitation Units. The units compromise of both Level1 and Level 2a units providing highly specialist rehabilitation to people with Acquired Brain Injury and complex rehabilitation needs across the East Midlands. There may also be opportunities for working across other parts of the neuropsychology pathway including working in the community and outpatient services.

We are looking to recruit a psychologist to provide neuropsychological assessment, formulation and rehabilitation for patients with highly complex cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties in the context of a neurological condition. This may include working with people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (including prolonged disorders of consciousness), stroke, complex physical health needs and other neurological conditions. This role will also include liaising and working with family members and there is also potential to be involved in developing and delivering group work. The successful candidate will work closely with the Band 8b Psychology Lead for Inpatient Neurorehabilitation and the MDT to offer joint working, consultation and training.

The post sits within the Leicester Neuropsychology department which is an active, innovative and enthusiastic group of psychologists working within various specialties. There are several exciting service development projects ongoing and potential to be involved in the development of these. The successful applicant will have regular supervision with neuropsychologists and peer supervision with colleagues. There are also opportunities for continuing professional development and support for those who wish to pursue careers in neuropsychology including support for funding for postgraduate study. Research and evaluation activity is actively promoted within the service and there will be opportunities to develop these areas in line with the applicant’s special interests and service objectives. We also have close links with the Leicester DClinPsy course and opportunities for being involved in teaching and training.

Newly qualified applicants may be considered for appointment at a Band 7 on a preceptorship basis.

For further details or to arrange an informal discussion we would be very happy to hear from you so please contact Dr Amanda Mobley, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist Tel: 0116 258 4956 Email


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