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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2022.

Consultant Clinical Neuro/Psychologist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-769-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Neurology Rehabilitation Team
£65,664 to £75,874 pa (pro rata)

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 rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an 8C Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist to work 3 days per week across Community Neurological Rehabilitation Services.  As services have expanded and psychology is highly valued within the trust, we are thrilled to be advertising this post. We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and highly experienced candidate to work alongside the existing Consultant Neuropsychologist to further advance community neuropsychology services across Leeds.

The Community Neurorehabilitation Service (CNRS) comprises, The Community Stroke Team, the Community Neurorehabilitation Discharge Team and The Community Neurorehabilitation Team. We serve patients within the community of Leeds who have any neurological condition and require community input. We work closely with our acute trust colleagues and neurological services within the region and beyond. We accept patients from 16 years onwards and so also have close links with children’s services. We undertake a broad range of work from post-acute to neurodegenerative and provide a variety of rehabilitation and therapy suited to patient needs. The multidisciplinary team is made up of psychologists, nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and rehabilitation assistants.

The advertised role is key within the multidisciplinary team and we are looking for an inspirational and ambitious candidate who demonstrates integrity and compassion in all aspects of their work. Solid skills in strategic leadership, innovation, service development and communication with service users, colleagues and key stakeholders is essential. We pride ourselves on being a supportive and friendly service within a trust that values caring for one anotherand working together. Maintaining honest, open and reflective practice is highly valued, with an ability to listen to others and promote neuropsychological thinking within the system.

Within the clinical work, the successful candidate will have extensive experience of working with clients with highly complex neurological disability across a range of conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, MS. They will be accustomed to working within, and providing clinical leadership to, a multi-disciplinary team as well as dealing with wider systems (health, charitable, social, legal). Significant skill, autonomy and experience of; neuropsychological assessment; intervention (including multiple therapeutic models); management of risk, safeguarding and capacity; and the ability to communicate complex neuropsychological knowledge to all audiences from clients (including families, carers and wider systems), to colleagues, to commissioners, is required. The role will involve steering the direction of neuropsychology and leading the neuro/psychologists to promote quality services and clinical effectiveness, this includes providing/overseeing supervision, consultation, training and evaluation. We are committed to valuing and developing all our staff through opportunities for continuing professional development, evidence-based practice, audit and research.

As part of the leadership team, there will be an expectation to confidently represent the neuropsychological position, whilst also considering the context of all other disciplines and trust initiatives. Keeping abreast of the evidence base, as well as being responsive to the fast-paced changes within the NHS in the current climate, is essential. Maintaining strategic oversight and management of current working practices and service developments underpinned by psychological principles will be expected.

In addition, neuro/psychological representation at trust wide, as well as at local and national levels, will from part of the role. We have close links with the university of Leeds where we are involved in providing clinical and research placements and teaching. We also provide Year in Industry placements to support the future psychology workforce. We are keen to apply innovation, research and evidence to provide the best services possible to the community of Leeds.

It is essential that candidates have completed doctoral training in Clinical Psychology (DclinPsy) and have substantial post-qualification experience working within a neuropsychological capacity. Further training in neuropsychology such as the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN) is highly desirable and supervisor training is essential. Prior experience of leadership and working within a multidisciplinary team is essential, with the ability to set the strategic direction, make informed and collaborative decisions and advocate for the profession. HCPC registration and being a car driver are also essential criteria.

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All frontline health and care workers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 by 1st April 2022. The first dose of the vaccine must be given by 3rd February 2022 in order to meet this deadline.

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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.

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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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