Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Psychotherapist
Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
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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.
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
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.
Dr Kat Harvey, Principal Clinical Psychologist: Katharine.email@example.com, 01603 978455
Dr Sally Benson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chief Psychological Professions Officer: Sally.firstname.lastname@example.org, 01603 421350
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