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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/01/2020.

Clinical Psychologist in Neurological Rehabilitation

Job Reference: 150-AD4111-CEN-A

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Neurological Rehabilitation
Horsham Hospital, Horsham
£44,606-£50,819 pro rata

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

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  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
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At Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust we believe in both person-centred care and staff development, and we offer a supportive and innovative environment in which to develop your career. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Psychologist in Neurological Rehabilitation to join our team.

Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ans a driving licence and a car available to use for work are essential as you will be required to travel across sites and in the community. The base for the team is in Horsham, which is at a good commutable distance from Brighton and Hove, and is central within West Sussex.

The Responsive Neuro Services team is a friendly and welcoming multidisciplinary team comprising of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, a Dietician, and Assistant Psychologist, a Social Worker, and Rehabilitation Support Workers. We also work closely with specialist nurses in multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

We see patients with a range of neurological conditions which include stroke, brain injury and spinal injury alongside long-term neurological conditions such as MS, MND and Parkinson’s. We have been offering an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) service for stroke patients for nearly two years.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape and develop the Psychology service within the team and work with the Assistant Psychologist alongside the Band 7 Clinical Leads to improve the service we offer to patients.

Your role will include:

    • Carrying a clinical caseload and ensuring the provision of a high quality specialist neuropsychology service to adults living with a neurological condition and to their carers
    • Supporting the psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions provided by other clinical members of the service who provide psychologically-based care and treatments
    • Offering specialist advice and consultation to patients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to non-professional carers
    • Providing consultation, training, and support to the MDT and to other professionals working with people with neurological conditions, and to mainstream mental health teams
    • Supervision of the Band 5 Assistant Psychologist and working together to develop the service

Regular clinical supervision will be provided by a consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and the post holder will also be able to access the Allied Psychology Forum, a Trust-wide forum for all psychological practitioners working across a range of community health services.

In addition the post holder will have access to peer support of the network of Clinical Psychologists working in the other Community Neurological Rehabilitation teams across the Trust.

There may be other opportunities to combine this post with clinical sessions elsewhere in the Trust. Please contact Jackie Allt, Chief Psychologist, if you would like to discuss the matter further:, 07795 603039

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lou Johnson, Team Lead, Responsive Neuro Services, Horsham Hospital

01403 620444,

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