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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 325-A-19-79062-2

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Older People’s Community and Inpatient Services
Epsom & Chertsey
£39,332 - £45,534 inc Fringe HCAS

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We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and innovative Clinical Psychologists to provide high quality services to Older People served by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust. There are three half time posts. These could be offered as split post community / inpatient, a full time ward post or as part time posts. These exciting roles have arisen from colleague’s career progression and service development on the ward leading to a new post at Epsom.

In all roles you will conduct detailed assessment and formulation, therapeutic intervention and neuropsychological assessments, covering both mental health and organic problems, such as dementia.

  • Clinical Psychologist in CMHTOP; Unither House, Chertsey.

This is one half time post and one 3 day post. The memory clinic is integrated. This will involve working with a degree of autonomy alongside providing the opportunity to develop both your therapy and neuropsychology skills.

  • Inpatient Clinical Psychologist; Spenser ward, Abraham Cowley Unit, Chertsey.

This is a half time post. You will provide a psychology service for 20 Older People who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties or who have dementia. You will be supervising an Assistant Psychologist.

  • Inpatient Clinical Psychologist; Meadows, West Park, Epsom.

This new half time post will add to the provision of a psychology service for 24 Older People who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties or who have dementia. This inpatient unit includes the 16 acute mental health dementia beds in Surrey. You will be supervising an Assistant Psychologist.

You will be working collaboratively with members of dynamic and well-established multi-disciplinary teams, where psychology is seen as a valuable resource and where you will have the opportunity to develop the role of psychology within the service.

The post holder will be professionally supervised by a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Team Leaders in addition to receiving specialist group neuropsychology supervision from a Clinical Neuropsychologist. You will have the opportunity to be part of an active group of approximately 18 qualified Clinical Psychologists. The service has strong links with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program at the University of Surrey. You will be well supported within the psychology team, where continuing professional development and staff support are highly valued.

The opportunities in this role would suit both experienced Clinical Psychologists interested in continuing working with Older People as well as newly qualified Clinical Psychologists. Any job offer will be dependent on HCPC registration.

Please specify which roles you are interested in your application.

Please note that we have another part-time post within the OP psychology department (within the Intensive Support Team OPMH) that can be paired with this position. The reference for this role is 325-A-19-76021-2 and it closes on 10/09/2019. If you would like to be considered for more than one post then please mention the job reference(s) and location(s) you are interested to apply for within your supporting statement. We will be interviewing for all of these roles on the same day (26/09/19) once the adverts have closed.

For further details about these exciting opportunities, please contact:

Dr Sarah Barrett, Senior Clinical Psychologist 01932 587033, (Tuesday to Thursday).

Dr Jo Rowland, Principal Clinical Psychologist,, email to arrange telephone contact, (Wednesday to Friday).

Sharmila Ramchurn, Ward manager, Chertsey07789128679

Zam Fitzgerald, Ward manager, Epsom01372 203425

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

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

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