Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Psychotherapist

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

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Job summary

We are delighted to offer the opportunity for an experienced clinical psychologist or systemic family therapist to further their career into a new consultant role within two of our specialist services. This is an excellent opportunity to offer psychological leadership and to support the clinical development of our eating disorders services and our Tier 4 adolescent in-patient unit.

Our eating disorders services in Norfolk and Waveney include 2 under 18s ED teams and an all age ED team. The services are currently going through a period of significant investment and expansion and in addition to developing the existing community services, new pathways for intensive treatment, early intervention (FREED) and for individuals with Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder are being developed. The service offers a range of psychotherapeutic treatments including CBT, family therapy for anorexia (FT-AN), systemic family therapy and the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment in Adults (MANTRA).

The Dragonfly unit is a 12-bedgeneral adolescent psychiatric unit, which support young people between the ages of 13 and 17 who are experiencing a variety of acute mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, psychosis and eating disorders. The unit is currently developing care pathways in line with the New Care Models initiative, in collaboration with other adolescent units in the East of England.

Main duties of the job

The role will include a mixture of direct and indirect clinical work and will include but not be limited to: supporting and developing the workforce within the two services, psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of complex cases, offering psychological and line management supervision, training, and consultation, supporting the development of clinical pathways, service evaluation and research, and liaison with local and national organisations to support service development. There will be excellent opportunities for training and development, including for example, in FT-AN, and leadership skills.

You will be working closely with the already established psychological workforce in both services, as well as the senior leadership teams within each service. The post holder will have supportive links with the wider group of consultant psychologists within the trust and opportunities for being involved in other Trust wider projects.

Opportunity to work in a Joint Post with the University of East Anglia

We are strongly committed to working together with the University of East Anglia ClinPsychD Course through the creation of joint posts.

All of our clinical psychology posts come with the opportunity to workas a regional tutorup to 1 day a week as part of the UEAClinPsychDTeam. If this is something you would be interested in we would be very happy to discuss this prior to application or at interview, contact details are at the bottom of this advert.

About us

The role would suit a candidate who meets the trust values, who is comfortable working autonomously but also can engage with the team. We can also provide training and shadowing opportunities. Would like to be part of our journey to provide excellent care for young people?

Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more

Date posted

14 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8c

Salary

£65,664 to £75,874 a year Gross per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

246-CFYPS4288294-A

Job locations

Gatehouse, Julian Hospital

Norwich

NR2 3TD


Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking to appoint a skilled, committed, and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills and a keen interest in working with families and young people. Previous experience of working with young people with mental health difficulties and with individuals with eating disorders is essential. We would encourage applications from individuals who feel they have the transferable skills to work across child and adult eating disorders teams and a Tier 4 CAMHS service.

If you are passionate about your work and think you may like to join our specialist services, we would be delighted to hear from you for a preliminary discussion or visit.

Please contact:

Dr Kat Harvey, Principal Clinical Psychologist: Katharine.harvey@nsft.nhs.uk, 01603 978455

Or

Dr Sally Benson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chief Psychological Professions Officer: Sally.benson@nsft.nhs.uk, 01603 421350

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking to appoint a skilled, committed, and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills and a keen interest in working with families and young people. Previous experience of working with young people with mental health difficulties and with individuals with eating disorders is essential. We would encourage applications from individuals who feel they have the transferable skills to work across child and adult eating disorders teams and a Tier 4 CAMHS service.

If you are passionate about your work and think you may like to join our specialist services, we would be delighted to hear from you for a preliminary discussion or visit.

Please contact:

Dr Kat Harvey, Principal Clinical Psychologist: Katharine.harvey@nsft.nhs.uk, 01603 978455

Or

Dr Sally Benson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chief Psychological Professions Officer: Sally.benson@nsft.nhs.uk, 01603 421350

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Training in clinical psychology at post-graduate doctoral level, as accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society) or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist

Desirable

  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice

Experience

Essential

  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist for a minimum of six years
  • Experience of working with service users within the designated specialty
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan
  • Experience of teaching, training professional and clinical supervision

Desirable

  • Post qualification experience within the designated specialty where the post is located
  • Experience of leading qualified and pre-qualified clinical psychologists
  • Experience of representing the profession
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Supervising and training others to do research
  • Management and leadership experience

Skills

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • A high level ability to communicate complex information effectively
  • Working in partnership
  • Service improvement
  • Leadership - the ability to lead people through service change
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • An interest in models of service delivery and an ability to articulate the value added by clinical psychology services
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills

Desirable

  • Knowledge and skills to carry out complex multivariate statistical analyses, create and manipulate databases, produce presentational materials and scientific papers and books at publications standard, posters and power point presentations
  • Management and leadership skills

Knowledge

Essential

  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice in relation to service users in the designated specialty and mental health generally
  • National policy with respect to clinical psychology and psychotherapy
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the British Psychological Society
  • Training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Ability to identify and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice

Desirable

  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups
  • Service evaluation tools, including audit
  • Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic professional journals and / or books
  • Management knowledge including knowledge of HR processes, staff development and performance management models.

Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel independently
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Training in clinical psychology at post-graduate doctoral level, as accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society) or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist

Desirable

  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice

Experience

Essential

  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist for a minimum of six years
  • Experience of working with service users within the designated specialty
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care co-ordinator and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan
  • Experience of teaching, training professional and clinical supervision

Desirable

  • Post qualification experience within the designated specialty where the post is located
  • Experience of leading qualified and pre-qualified clinical psychologists
  • Experience of representing the profession
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Supervising and training others to do research
  • Management and leadership experience

Skills

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management.
  • A high level ability to communicate complex information effectively
  • Working in partnership
  • Service improvement
  • Leadership - the ability to lead people through service change
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • An interest in models of service delivery and an ability to articulate the value added by clinical psychology services
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills

Desirable

  • Knowledge and skills to carry out complex multivariate statistical analyses, create and manipulate databases, produce presentational materials and scientific papers and books at publications standard, posters and power point presentations
  • Management and leadership skills

Knowledge

Essential

  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice in relation to service users in the designated specialty and mental health generally
  • National policy with respect to clinical psychology and psychotherapy
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the British Psychological Society
  • Training in supervision of other psychologists
  • Ability to identify and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice

Desirable

  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups
  • Service evaluation tools, including audit
  • Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic professional journals and / or books
  • Management knowledge including knowledge of HR processes, staff development and performance management models.

Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel independently

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

Address

Gatehouse, Julian Hospital

Norwich

NR2 3TD


Employer's website

https://www.nsft.nhs.uk/Pages/Home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust

Address

Gatehouse, Julian Hospital

Norwich

NR2 3TD


Employer's website

https://www.nsft.nhs.uk/Pages/Home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Dr Kat Harvey

Katharine.harvey@nsft.nhs.uk

01603978455

Date posted

14 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8c

Salary

£65,664 to £75,874 a year Gross per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

246-CFYPS4288294-A

Job locations

Gatehouse, Julian Hospital

Norwich

NR2 3TD


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