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Clinical Psychologist (2 Posts)

Job Reference: 262-A-19-56859

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
36110 South CAMHS
Barrow In Furness, Cumbria
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum pro rata

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have merged to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces is an historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

The Trust encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and is committed to having a workforce that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

Post 1 37.5 hrs & Post 2 either 26 hrs 12 mths or 37.5 hrs 8 mths temp maternity leave cover

Do you want to be part of a dynamic, committed and supportive mental health team? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced 8a Clinical Psychologist to join our Specialist CAMHS Team in South Cumbria. The service includes 2 Psychiatrists, Consultant Psychologist, Band 7 Clinical Psychologist, Band 7 Psychotherapist, CBT therapist and Band 5 and 6 CAMHS practitioners from a range of clinical backgrounds. The post-holder will hold significant experience of working in CAMHS and have a sound understanding of the mental health challenges facing children and young people. As a key senior member of the multi-disciplinary team you will offer comprehensive assessments and specialist clinical interventions to children presenting with a range of complex and severe mental health difficulties. Previous training in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders will be an advantage, though training in this area will be supported for any successful candidate wishing to specialise in this field.

The post holder will support and assist the core aims within the service through contributions to strategic service development, direct clinical work and as a positive member of the multi-disciplinary team and wider service. In addition to senior level clinical duties, the post-holder will be expected to provide supervision to Band 7 Clinical Psychologists, trainee Clinical Psychologists on placement and clinicians from other disciplines within the Team. Duties will also include consultation to MDT colleagues as and when needed. We are committed to staff development and the post holder will receive regular management and clinical supervision. There are opportunities for personal development including CYP-IAPT training in CBT, SFT, supervision and leadership skills.

South Cumbria CAMHS work across the South Lakeland area including Barrow in Furness and Kendal. Candidates need to have access to transport and the ability to travel within the required geographical area. The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and will be registered with the HCPC.

As part of our plans to strengthen the quality of mental health, learning disability and CAMHS services we are able to offer to patients in Cumbria, we are planning to transfer services in north Cumbria to Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) and services in south Cumbria to Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT) on 1st October 2019 subject to final approval.

This therefore means that if you are appointed to this post, your employment will transfer from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to NTW or LCFT, but you will retain your current terms and conditions (including pay). More information on the transfer can be found on our staff website.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK CPFT future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Important Information

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If you have been unsuccessful following shortlisting, you can check the status of your application by clicking on "My Applications" and reviewing the status. Due to the volumes of applications we receive we will not automatically issue feedback if you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust has implemented a Probationary Period Policy and Procedure and this will apply on appointment.

Your personal information is important to us; attached is our notice on why we need to hold certain information about you, how we process it and your rights to have it updated.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website.

We welcome your feedback via NHS jobs to how we can improve our recruitment service and we hope to see you working for us soon.

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.

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