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Band 7 Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Psychology

Job Reference: 313-A-19-76712-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Paediatric Psychology, Artemis House, Westcotes Drive
£37,570 / £38,765 / £40,090 / £41,486 / £43,772

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist in Paediatric Psychology x2

We are seeking to appoint two Band 7 Clinical Psychologists, to join our growing Paediatric Psychology Service. The post holders will offer a high quality, specialist clinical psychology service to children and young people receiving care from Paediatric Services in University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

These referrals are varied and involve working with children and their families with a range of physical health difficulties, including long-term and complex conditions. The post provides the opportunity to work with individuals, families and systems offering assessment, therapeutic interventions and consultation to a wide range of professionals. The post holders will also take an active role in teaching, audit and support service developments.

One of the post includes seeing patients referred from the Cystic Fibrosis Team (alongside an 8a Clinical Psychologist working with this team), as well as patients referred into our general clinics and some inpatient work as required by the service. The post holder will be based within the department of Paediatric Psychology and will deliver services from other settings as appropriate.

We are a team of sixteen and so supervision and training needs are well provided for, as we have expertise in a range of models applicable to this population. We are keen to support people in their continued professional development.

We are a specialist team, within the large multi-disciplinary CAMHS in Leicester and we have close links with the Department of Clinical Psychology at Leicester University.

We are keen to hear from enthusiastic, friendly and organised applicants. Applicants with experience of working with children and who are interested in the relationship between physical and mental health are encouraged to apply; previous experience of working in Paediatric Psychology services is not essential and a period of induction will be given to those new to the role.

If you would like further information or to discuss the roles with us please contact either Dr Emma Crossley and Dr Camilla Watters, (Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologists) on 0116 295 2959

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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