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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/10/2021.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 833-AG-CC-578-21

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Stockdale House
£47,126 to £53,219 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to be part of an innovative staff wellbeing offer for Leeds Community Healthcare (LCH) Trust which has emerged in response to Covid 19 pandemic. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Clinical Psychologist, to support the development a staff wellbeing service across LCH. This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative teams to promote psychological knowledge and culture throughout the trust.

Our Ambition

At the outset of Covid, in line with the national response, LCH were quick to develop a staff support response. This has significantly progressed since March 2020 to include a wide variety of staff wellbeing offers including training, group work, supervision, consultation and 1:1s with staff. The need and benefits of staff support initiatives have been widely recognised and celebrated by the trust and the inclusion of Clinical Psychology has served to enhance existing offers and consider innovative practice. This has not only supported staff wellbeing, but also contributed to excellent patient care, staff job satisfaction and reduced staff sickness rates. This innovative project has received local recognition and the service have excellent links locally and nationally. The aim of the service is to continue to embed Clinical Psychology into the trust wide offer and further promote a culture of compassion and care. As a trust the wellbeing of our staff is a high priority and we aim to provide a positive working environment for all.

About the Role

The post holder will work alongside the Principal Clinical Psychologist and in collaboration with the Consultant Clinical Psychologist to provide staff wellbeing support, as well as relevant partners across the trust. The post holder will be required to provide high quality, evidenced based assessments, formulations and interventions with staff groups as well as 1:1 consultations. Triaging referrals and advising on suitability for Clinical Psychological involvement will be key and close liaison with other trust wide services, particularly organisational development and improvement (ODI) offers will be form a crucial part of this process. The post holder will be required to provide teaching and training at service and trust wide levels with a focus on promoting a psychologically informed and compassionate culture. Evaluation and outcomes will be critical in providing recommendations for future services and evidencing ongoing requirements.

The postholder will be able to access individual and peer group supervision and adult psychology meetings. The service has close links with local and national staff wellbeing initiatives and with the University of Leeds Clinical Psychology Doctoral programme. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in audit and research activities and to supervise trainee clinical psychologists on placement.

The postholder will have a high level of knowledge, experience and insight regarding staff wellbeing initiatives, in response to the Covid 19 pandemic and more broadly. They will have confidence in assessing and formulating complex systems and dynamics, maintaining a compassionate and curious stance, and provide intervention where appropriate or signposting to alternative trust services based on a collaborative understanding of group, team and individual needs. The postholder will be accustomed to using a range of therapeutic interventions such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy and have experience of providing training and education to a wide range of staff to influence a compassionate and psychologically informed culture. The postholder will have awareness of relevant local and national influences and guidance in relation to such work and feel passionate about supporting positive staff wellbeing. They will feel comfortable establishing relationships with a variety of staff and services at all levels throughout the trust and beyond.

The postholder will incorporate doctoral level knowledge of audit and research to outcome and evidence practice and consider the impact of the work. The postholder will be confident in delivering findings via training, presentations and reports at team, trust and citywide levels. The postholder will be an excellent team player, effective communicator and have a passion for promoting the wellbeing of our NHS staff.

Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist are essential requirements.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If you are applying on a secondment basis, please ensure you have the approval of your Line Manager prior to applying.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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