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Clinical Lead Psychologist

Reference: 18234
Date posted: 17.01.2024
Job details
Lancashire
Permanent
£62,500 - £65,500 (Annual)
Band 8a
Specialism
Psychology
Sub specialism
Clinical psychologist
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Description

Are you an experienced Psychologist looking for a rewarding career, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better? If so, join the team at a private Hospital and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists as you grow your career.

You will work 37.5 hours a week as the Lead Psychologist at a Private Hospital in Oldham. The service offers treatment for deaf men aged 18 and above who require complex specialist care.  The hospital also has self-contained flats for men over 18 years old, to help them move along their care pathway to more independent living.  It is desirable for you to have a knowledge of British Sign Language or have a willingness to learn this.

With experience from the NHS or the private sector, you will carry a caseload, which includes assessing service users with complex needs, and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment.

As a Lead Psychologist, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working and risk assessments. You will support the clinical teams in creating reports with service users to increase engagement through interventions and developing new initiatives.

Working alongside the psychology department, you will enjoy being part of a team that offers a variety of therapeutic approaches to service users, including CBT, EMDR, and DBT. You will provide guidance, support and supervision to a small team of psychologists and assistants and will be responsible for providing training.

You’ll get the opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds with a range of presentations. The service welcomes creativity, so if you can think outside the box to help develop the service psychology provision then this could be for you.

There is a strong emphasis on teamwork, supervision and CPD, with support from a regional network of Psychologists.

Your responsibilities:

Attending and contributing to Clinical Leads and Hospital Governance Meetings. Working with internal and external agencies in order to enhance treatment pathways for service users

To be successful as a Lead Psychologist, you’ll need:

  • To be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society
  • Competence in assessing, formulating and working therapeutically with service users
  • Ability to identify and proactively resolve problems and challenges within the service
  • Ability to supervise junior members of the team
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with trauma
  • Experience in working with people with complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area
  • Competency in psychological assessments and formulation skills and an aptitude for learning new assessment methods
  • Competency in cognitive functioning/management tools and formulation
  • Experience in using a range of therapeutic interventions to address a range of clinical and/or forensic issues

What you will get: 

Competitive annual salary of £62,500 – £65,500

  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holiday) – plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

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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