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Specialist Lead Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 839-4638PG

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
CCSRS Psychology
Colman Hospital Norwich
£52,306 to £60,983 pa

Redeployment -Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register. Priority over external applicants will be given to other NHS applicants who apply using a restricted account as they are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

In line with UK Home Office requirements, from April 2017, any successful candidate who fulfils the criteria of a Tier-2 work clearance and will be undertaking work under a relevant Standard Occupational Classification code will be required to obtain and present an overseas criminal records certificate(s). Details of this requirement and its criteria are available from the Home Office.

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Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received. The proposed interview date of this vacancy is included within the vacancy details at the top of the advert.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, qualified lead clinical psychologist to work across the rehabilitation element of the neurological sciences pathway based at the Colman Hospital. This post is part of specialist services within Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust.

This post will be based across the services at the Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation Services (CCSRS) at the Colman Hospital and Stroke rehabilitation services at Norwich Community Hospital. The services will include Tier 1 inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation beds, Stroke inpatient beds and an outpatient community rehabilitation service. The team also input into our 9 bed amputee ward and amputee outpatient service.

You will have a key role in developing and delivering the clinical service model, supporting new staff with a specialist role as well as the existing workforce to provide consistent and evidence based psychological care. They will also contribute to reporting on the impact of service developments for our service users and staff. They will be HCPC registered.

The role within our neurological rehabilitation services will be working with patients who have experienced an acquired brain injury (ABI) stroke and amputation predominantly. This role will be managing the psychology teams across the services. The role will involve carrying a clinical caseload of patients and providing cognitive assessment, psychotherapy, education and advice. There will also be a small caseload of patients requiring psychological support following an amputation. This will include involving the family, carers, supporting staff and liaising with others in the patient’s life as appropriate. Strong engagement skills and the ability to work creatively in relation to challenging behaviours and complex multi-agency networks are essential. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to evidence based practise and service development. We use a multi-disciplinary goal setting approach to support clients, and their families and carers, in their recovery, wellbeing and independence.

You will join an experienced team of healthcare professionals and will be working alongside other professionals across the pathways.

Applicants will be expected to evidence their commitment to and experience of working with people with complex presentations (including high levels of risk); their ability to offer clinical leadership and contribute to service development.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Behaviour Framework -Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the Behaviour Framework reflecting NCH&C’s Brand Values.

Equal Opportunities -We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status -Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Safeguarding -NCH&C are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff have a responsibility to protect vulnerable patients and clients from harm in accordance with Trust Policy.

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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