Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

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Job summary

Post: 1.0WTE Band 7*/8A Clinical Psychologist (Permanent) in Community Stroke/Neurorehabilitation *Band 7 Preceptorship available e.g. for trainees about to complete their training course

This is an excellent opportunity to join established community stroke/neurorehab services in Central/South Manchester. You will be instrumental in helping to establish neuropsychology services in 2 localities.

You will be well supported by a Consultant Neuropsychologist, and you will have the opportunity to lead around supporting and supervising an assistant psychologist. The post will really benefit someone looking for a diverse range of experience in neuropsychology assessment, formulation and rehabilitation.

We anticipate that the post will suit those keen to develop their clinical skills/portfolios, particularly those considering/working towards QiCN status. We will support the postholder through the PGDip to gain the training required to work towards the QiCN.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have experience of and enthusiasm for working within neuropsychological services and will provide a service of specialist assessment and intervention, working with a team of multidisciplinary staff. There are excellent opportunities within the service to become involved with service developments and with audit and research projects. The service has close links with Lancaster and Liverpool Doctorate Training Programmes and is the Host Trust for the Manchester Doctorate Programme, and you may gain valuable experience in supervising other staff as a result.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

437-4014154-C

Job locations

Central/South Manchester Community

Manchester

M16 7AP


Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. To contribute to the service delivery and target objectives/priorities of Psychological Services Division (Manchester) within the area of specialism, in agreement with relevant managers, to ensure the most efficient and effective utilization and contribution of psychological knowledge and practice.
  2. To undertake highly specialist neuropsychological assessments of clients referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  3. To formulate and implement plans in conjunction with other professionals, for the formal psychological treatment and/or rehabilitation of a clients neuropsychological problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems and family/carer needs and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across a range of care settings.
  4. To be responsible for implementing a range of neuropsychological and rehabilitative interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within the clinical service, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  5. To evaluate and make decisions about assessment and rehabilitation options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. To contribute to the service delivery and target objectives/priorities of Psychological Services Division (Manchester) within the area of specialism, in agreement with relevant managers, to ensure the most efficient and effective utilization and contribution of psychological knowledge and practice.
  2. To undertake highly specialist neuropsychological assessments of clients referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  3. To formulate and implement plans in conjunction with other professionals, for the formal psychological treatment and/or rehabilitation of a clients neuropsychological problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems and family/carer needs and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across a range of care settings.
  4. To be responsible for implementing a range of neuropsychological and rehabilitative interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within the clinical service, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  5. To evaluate and make decisions about assessment and rehabilitation options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oProfessional qualification in Clinical Psychology at doctoral level (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • oRegistration as a Clinical Psychologist with the HCPC.

Desirable

  • oPost qualification training in Neuropsychology

Experience

Essential

  • oExperience of working as a Clinical Psychologist within Neuropsychological services post qualification
  • oExperience of providing supervision and training
  • oPrevious experience of neuropsychological assessment and delivering structured psychological interventions to clients with complex neuropsychological presentations
  • oExperience of working with clients with challenging behaviours arising from neuropsychological conditions

Desirable

  • oExperience of working within stroke/neurorehabilitation neuropsychology services in either community or inpatient settings
  • oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary team within NHS Services

Knowledge

Essential

  • oDoctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies

Desirable

  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to clients of the service eg Mental Capacity Act and DOLS
  • oFormal training in supervision of other psychologists

Skills

Essential

  • oSkills in the use of complex methods of neuropsychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • oSkills in providing clinical consultation to other professionals.
  • oAbility to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other professionals.

Other

Essential

  • oAbility to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oProfessional qualification in Clinical Psychology at doctoral level (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • oRegistration as a Clinical Psychologist with the HCPC.

Desirable

  • oPost qualification training in Neuropsychology

Experience

Essential

  • oExperience of working as a Clinical Psychologist within Neuropsychological services post qualification
  • oExperience of providing supervision and training
  • oPrevious experience of neuropsychological assessment and delivering structured psychological interventions to clients with complex neuropsychological presentations
  • oExperience of working with clients with challenging behaviours arising from neuropsychological conditions

Desirable

  • oExperience of working within stroke/neurorehabilitation neuropsychology services in either community or inpatient settings
  • oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary team within NHS Services

Knowledge

Essential

  • oDoctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies

Desirable

  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to clients of the service eg Mental Capacity Act and DOLS
  • oFormal training in supervision of other psychologists

Skills

Essential

  • oSkills in the use of complex methods of neuropsychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • oSkills in providing clinical consultation to other professionals.
  • oAbility to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other professionals.

Other

Essential

  • oAbility to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.

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

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

Central/South Manchester Community

Manchester

M16 7AP


Employer's website

https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT

Address

Central/South Manchester Community

Manchester

M16 7AP


Employer's website

https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Janice Mackenzie

janice.mackenzie@gmmh.nhs.uk

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

437-4014154-C

Job locations

Central/South Manchester Community

Manchester

M16 7AP


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