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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 383-RB-087-19-A

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Radbourne Unit, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum, pro rata

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A focus on recovery Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives. We believe in compassionate, patient-centred care. Each member of staff has a part to play in supporting the people who use our services. But don't just take our word for it, visit our website to watch our "We are Derbyshire Healthcare" video to see what our staff, service receivers, carers and members have to say about the Trust. Also, to find out more about our Trust and Derbyshire as a great place to work and live please visit our recruitment site which you will find under further links on this advert.

Applications for a Band 7 post are welcomed (including from Trainee Clinical Psychologists expecting to qualify and register with the HCPC in the near future i.e. October, 2019).

Psychology input into acute in-patient care is going through some exciting times as there is a commitment to expanding psychology provision within this setting. If you are recently qualified or will be qualifying soon, please consider acute care as your next stage of development and career progression. This is an excellent opportunity to consolidate existing knowledge and work in an environment where all skills of a clinical psychologist are put to good use, i.e. there is opportunity to work directly with patients,(individual and group) and their families. There is also a real focus on helping other staff make sense of psychological understanding so this is a good opportunity to develop your skills in sharing psychological ideas to really make a difference to someone’s journey through their in-patient admission. You will also have opportunities to develop some teaching materials as well as evaluate this invaluable input.

As a newly or recently qualified psychologist, we are very aware of the need to work alongside more experienced Clinical Psychologists. There are already 2 senior psychologists working in this setting, who are both passionate and committed to working in acute care. This will therefore provide you with excellent opportunity to learn from others and have support available on a daily basis. This, together with the many varied aspects of the post as well as the very real opportunity for career progression makes this an attractive opportunity for a newly or soon to be qualified Clinical Psychologist.

Derbyshire NHS Trust Acute Care Service is also engaging in some very exciting and innovative developments in terms of providing psychological interventions to service users. This is an excellent time to be part of these new developments and the psychology team which is continuing to build on its reputation as being an integral part of Acute Care. As well as joining two experienced full-time clinical psychologists you will also work alongside psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists and mental health practitioners to deliver psychological interventions.

You will also be a flexible team player with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills within a multi-disciplinary team. We are also looking for someone who is able to maintain a reflective stance within the fast pace of acute care and someone who wants to develop their skills and competence in this area.

You will be based at the Radbourne Campus, alongside the other Clinical Psychologists.

Line managed within profession, you will be joining a Derbyshire – wide well respected and valued Clinical Psychology service within a Foundation Trust covering Mental Health recovery services across the lifespan, Learning Disability, Substance Misuse and Children’s services. There are departmental meetings to ensure good networking, peer support and a consistent approach and in addition to one to one supervision there are a range of monthly supervision groups e.g. in neuro psychological assessment and specialist therapies (Cognitive Analytic, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Dissociation and EMDR). We also anticipate being able to offer a facilitated peer group for band 7 Clinical Psychologists if we are successful in our recruitment.

There are regular in-house CPD events for example we have recently run a series of events on dissociation, CAT, CFT, ACT, Narrative Approaches and Neuropsychological assessments. The department has strong links to local Clinical Psychology Training Courses, and we would expect to support all our staff in developing the necessary competencies and experience to supervise trainees.

The post holder will need to be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council also Chartered with the BPS, and must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information in the first instance please contact Dr Fiona Goldstone, Clinical Psychologist, or Petrina Brown, Lead Consultant Psychologist Neighbourhood Division, on 01332 268468 or 07917 559974.

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically.

Applications submitted via NHS Jobs will be imported into the Derbyshire Healthcare recruitment system provided by Trac systems. All information you receive about your application will be generated from the Trac recruitment system and you will not be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs, or send/receive messages via NHS Jobs.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


DBS Check

The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £26 and an enhanced check is £44.

We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff. We will consider applications to work flexibly.



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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