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Band 7/ 8a Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104285-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Paediatric Psychology
£40,057 - £53,219 (depending on experience)

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

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 have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and committed candidate to apply for this Band 8a post, or a Band 7 developmental post with the opportunity to become a Band 8a within a supported structure. Responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly. The move to a Band 8a post would be upon completion of required competencies as agreed and reviewed with managers.

The Paediatric Psychology Team is a team of 16 and we are continuing to grow. We are a specialist team, in a larger CAMHS provision within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. There are plenty of opportunities for training, and supervision is well provided for. We have a number of trainees from the DClinPsy course at University of Leicester, so there would be opportunities to supervise trainees, assistant psychologists and other medical and allied health professional colleagues. You will also be involved in providing consultation, training and supervision to others within and outside of the team.

Supervision of a clinical psychology trainee and contribution to service development will also be required for candidates at 8a level. We are keen to support people in their continued professional development.

The post holder will be based within the Department of Paediatric Psychology but will be required to deliver services at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and other community venues. This is an exciting opportunity to join colleagues at Leicester Children's Hospital in providing specialist care to children and young people with complex health needs.

Leicester Children’s Hospital at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust provides:

  • Secondary Paediatric Services to just over one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).
  • Tertiary Paediatric Services to the population of LLR and patients from surrounding counties.
  • Quaternary Paediatric Services (e.g., Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and ECMO) to the population of LLR and patients from across the country.

The Children’s Hospital

  • forms part of UHL’s Women and Children’s Clinical Management Group (CMG). The vast majority of children’s services are currently located at the LRI, with the exception of the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) moving across in spring 2021 and orthodontics, which are both currently at the Glenfield Hospital (GH).
  • is staffed by a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team who provide high quality care to all patients in a variety of specialities including emergency, elective and specialised services for children and families within and outside of the East Midlands.
  • currently manages around 130 beds and has a budget of over £38 Million.
  • The Children’s Hospital has an establishment of 454 WTE including 258 Nursing staff, 105 Medical staff and 72 administrative staff.

The current vacancy will involve working more directly within the Haemoglobinopathies, Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease service. You will also undertake some work within General Paediatrics and other medical specialities within the Children's Hospital. The post offers an exciting opportunity to work directly within medical multi-disciplinary teams, providing psychological assessment and interventions to children, young people and families who are living with complex long-term health needs. There will be opportunities for service development/ research and links to other psychologists working in haemoglobinopathy services around the country.

You would not be expected to have pre-existing experience of working in this area, however, applicants with experience of working with children and who are interested in the relationship between physical and mental health are encouraged to apply.

We are keen to hear from enthusiastic, flexible and organised applicants.

Department: Paediatric Psychology, Artemis House, Westcotes Drive, Leicester

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Camilla Watters/Dr Emma Crossley (Consultant Lead Psychologists) or Dr Vicky Elliott (Deputy Team Lead, Paediatric Psychology) on 0116 295 2959.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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.

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