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Band 8a/8b –Forensic Psychologist – Adult Personality Disorders – London

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Band 8a/8b –Forensic Psychologist – Adult Personality Disorders – London

Reference: 23109
Date posted: 27.06.2024
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London
Temporary/ locum
Specialism
Psychology
Sub specialism
Forensic psychologist
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Description

Pulse is currently seeking a determined Band 8a Forensic Psychologist to be welcomed into our client’s Personality Service, within a fantastic hospital based in London. This position will be available for the assigned Clinical Psychologist to start as soon as possible, working full-time hours per week for a period of 3 years.

This is a specialist treatment service for individuals with personality difficulties and a history of sexual offending. The service is part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and is jointly delivered by NHS and Prison partners. We are committed to working in partnership with Prison and Probation colleagues; this service is a joint enterprise so relies on collaborative working. We also work in partnership with other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice and reduce re-offending behaviour.

Main Duties:

  • To undertake specialist clinical duties contributing to assessment and treatment of patients.
  • To provide Psychological Therapies for with personality disorder /mental disorder/intellectual disability and complex trauma, developing specialist psychological formulations and assessments of patients with complex presentations, formulating plans for treatment and implementing specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of patients based on appropriate analysis, interpretation, and integration of complex qualitative and quantitative data.
  • To administer and interpret assessments of cognitive and emotional functioning as required and to assist the multi-disciplinary team in diagnosis, problem formulation and the planning/development of an appropriate treatment plan.
  • To plan, implement, and evaluate individual and group treatments, informed by formulations of patients’ problems based on appropriate theoretical and therapeutic models and best practice guidelines.

Essential:

  • You will be registered with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist and preferably be BPS Chartered.
  • You will have experience of and/or an interest in rehabilitation and the recovery of patients in a forensic setting.

 Desirable:

  • To have clinical supervision training. 
  • To have training in two or more distinct psychological therapies.     
  • To have skills in individual and group work and in program planning.  
  • To have skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment to inform the psychological formulation and intervention.      
  • To have well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information.

 

What next?

If you are a patient and empathetic Psychologist with a keen interest in helping adults with mental health conditions, please apply today or contact our team for more information.

Benefits of locum work:

  • Daily payroll
  • Variety of work opportunities in NHS and private sectors
  • Expand your skill set more quickly
  • Flexible hours of work

Why Pulse?

  • Online interviews via HireVue
  • First class support and advice from our specialist consultant teams
  • iPoint – Electronic Timesheet smartphone app
  • Streamlined compliance process, utilising new online technology
  • Access to high-quality voluntary training
  • £300 Recommend a Friend bonus scheme*

*Terms and conditions

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If you are registered with Pulse and recommend a friend to us, you can earn £300 per recommendation once they have worked over 200 hours*.

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.


Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.

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