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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 351-CW998-MV-A

Employer:
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community Wellbeing
Location:
LD Community Team Chorley & South Ribble (W), Chorley
Salary:
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.


Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Clinical Psychologist – Adult Learning Disability Service

Band 8a Central Lancashire (based in Chorley): Permanent 37.5 hours per week

Learning Disability Service

Following a recent review of psychological provision to the Learning Disability Service we are looking for an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic clinical psychologist to work within a busy and well respected Community Learning Disability Team. This post is to be based in the Central Lancashire Locality (37.5 hrs per week). Previous experience of working with adults with learning disabilities is essential.

Working closely with colleagues from a variety of professional backgrounds you will make a major contribution to the team and take a clinical lead role. You will be expected to provide psychological assessment and intervention in a variety of settings and provide consultation, training and supervision to the wider MDT on the psychological care of adults with a learning disability. There may also be opportunities for service related research and development

You will receive regular clinical & professional supervision from a Clinical Psychologist and you will also benefit from being a member of the Learning Disability Psychology Specialty as well as the wider Psychological Professions Community within LSCFT.

The Trust has close links with the Lancaster University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and provides placements for trainees from Lancaster, Manchester and Liverpool. There is an expectation that you would be in a position to supervise a Trainee if approached.

Please note we are also advertising for post in the North Lancashire locality (30 hrs per week), should you wish to be considered for this position too. If this is of interest, this can be discussed prior to interview should your application be successful

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Ana-Maria Guzman, Locality Consultant Clinical Psychologist/ Specialty Lead: 01772 777494

 

Alex Stokes, Operational Lead 01772 77494

 




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