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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7942

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Inpatient and Urgent Care Psychology Department
Discovery House, Long Leys Road, Lincoln
£47,126 to £53,219 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.





37.5 hours (1.0WTE) Band 7 / 8A

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist to join our team and help provide input to our rehabilitation wards in Lincoln and the crisis team in Grantham. The post will be split 0.5WTE CRHT and 0.5 Lincoln Rehab.

You will be closely supported by psychology colleagues working in the CRHT, our male and female rehabilitation wards and at our acute wards in Lincoln and Boston. We are a long-established department consisting of eight psychologists working across acute, rehab and low secure wards, community rehab and the CRHT.

You may have limited experience or be newly qualified, if so, we can offer preceptorship from Band 7 to Band 8A over the first 12 months, an excellent supportive environment and CPD opportunities to develop your skills in a sought after speciality. Progression to band 8a follows completion of specific training to supervise DClin Psy’ trainees. This post offers an excellent opportunity to consolidate skills learnt during training for those who are newly qualified; it also offers excellent career development.

You may be keen to develop your therapeutic or assessment skills recent fully funded training has included DBT, Schema, CAT, MCT, MBT, EMDR, DISCO and ADOS training.

Applications are invited from candidates who would like to help improve our patient experience within rehabilitation and Crisis services. This is an exciting and challenging role which will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to work as part of a supportive team that is focused on delivering high standards of care through evidence-based practice.

The inpatient rehabilitation role may include more direct patient work in addition to MDT team working, supervision and reflective practice; the Crisis part of the role is likely to include a greater emphasis on team well-being, working, and case-discussion.

In return we can offer a wide range of enhanced benefits, including:
•Excellent career development with close working relationships with the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham
•Free onsite parking,
•Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme,
•Early access to our lease car scheme, staff wellbeing service, psychology therapies and occupational therapy services

To discuss this opportunity in more detail or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Dr Lynn Chapman Consultant Clinical Psychologist at or on 01522 597951

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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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