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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/06/2022.

OPMH Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 470-21-973-JM

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight

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Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

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Clinical Psychologist - Organic & Functional Mental Health

Band 8A

Full Time Permanent Position available

There has never been a more exciting time to join us here in the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Having recently got to ‘Good’ on our latest CQC inspection we are undergoing exciting transformation across our integrated system. The Mental Health and Learning Disability Division at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust are seeking to appoint an Advanced Clinical Practitioner specialising in Organic & Functional Mental Health. The primary duty of the post holder will be to support in leading the Older Peoples Mental Health Service, which supports the division to ensure that the care delivered to older people is of the highest possible quality, and that resources are used to best effect. This will include the need to create new and innovative ways of working to help transform the service.

In order to ensure that we provide high quality care to our patients we are introducing aClinical Psychologist role which is key to achieving this ambition. We are therefore looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge and a passion for providing care in a truly multidisciplinary way.

Supporting people to age well is one of the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan. As the population ages, dementia and older people’s mental health conditions are becoming more prevalent, presenting local health systems with a number of key challenges. Here at Isle of Wight NHS Trust we are in the process of developing our Frailty services/pathway in a multidisciplinary way to support our local population.

You will be required to help develop the Older Peoples Mental Health strategy, driving the plan for providing expert analysis of appropriate assessment, treatment and management options, as well as supervising other staff members in these duties.

For further information contact Jo Tucker -

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

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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