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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/08/2022.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 348-SW-I-564M

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
New Milton ICT (MH)
New Milton
£47,126 to £53,219 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Are you passionate about Older People and their mental health?

We are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist to work with older people with complex mental health difficulties in the New Forest West OPMH CMHT three days a week based at Lymington New Forest Hospital, Ampress Business Park, Wellworthy Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8QD. The service provides care to older people with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, personality disorder and psychosis, as well as for people with dementia and their carers.

The responsibilities will include the provision of psychological assessment (including neuropsychology) and therapy to older people and their carers in community and clinic setting, to be a source of advice to the multi-professional team on psychological issues and to offer consultation and advice to other mental health and physical health professionals. Supervision of a Clinical Associate in Psychology and assistant psychologists may be part of this role. Also supervision of a clinical psychology trainee and contribution to service development will also be required for candidates at 8a level. Candidates who have an interest in neuropsychology will have an opportunity to develop these skills further.

There are currently 6 other Clinical Psychologists working with older people in the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust who meet regularly for supervision and peer support. There are close working relationships with Adult Mental Health Services and the University of Southampton, which is the base for the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Course. There are opportunities to be involved in teaching trainee clinical psychologists and for collaboration with other professional tutors, academic staff and research.

The post could be appointed either as a preceptorship towards an 8a role for the right applicant wishing to develop from a band 7 or be appointed at 8a. Responsibilities would be adjusted accordingly.

Applicants will automatically be considered for other similar vacancies in OPMH across the Trust.

Please note candidates need to be qualified clinical psychologists (or about to qualify) and registered with the Health Care Professions Council or clearly state on their application how they are planning to achieve this registration.

Interviews will be conducted remotely

For further information, please contact: Ros Butters-Moule Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 07769688548

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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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