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Clinical Psychologist For Mental Health Hospital




We currently have a fantastic new opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join one of the leading Hospitals in the UK. We are proud to announce that as a Clinical Psychologist you will be working for a company which prides itself in providing the highest standards of care to all residents within their care. Salary: 45,000 per annum Role Summary:

  • To contribute to the provision of a specialist Clinical Psychology service to the Hospital.
  • To provide a high quality and comprehensive clinical psychology service for adults with complex mental health difficulties in a low secure service.
  • Main Responsibilities:
  • To undertake specialist psychological assessments and interventions with clients within the service.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of the clients.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise professional responsibility for the work undertaken.
  • To supervise Assistant Psychologists and other clinical professionals providing psychologically based care/ input to clients
  • To contribute, where required, specialised psychological skills and advise to the design and implementation of service developments, ward programmes and procedures, staff training and support.
  • Key Result Areas:
  • Assessment of clients using a variety of assessment measures, either in conjunction with other staff or individually.
  • To use and interpret a wide range of complex data from a variety of sources e.g. self-report, neuropsychological assessment, rating scales, observations, semi-structured interviews, to formulate an understanding of a client and their current difficulties.
  • To disseminate this formulation to the MDT and other professionals involved as appropriate.
  • The provision of direct psychological interventions with clients on an individual, family or group basis.
  • For these interventions to be informed by theoretical and therapeutic models.
  • Indirect work with clients through consultation with carers, other agencies/ professionals and staff.
  • Specialist interventions for complex and challenging behavior, through consultation and training with staff.
  • To attend and contribute to the Multi-Disciplinary Ward Round Meetings.
  • To provide specialist clinical psychology expertise, knowledge and advice on staff support and critical incident management following critical incidents.
  • Supervision of assistant psychologists, recently qualified psychologists and other professionals undertaking psychological interventions, as appropriate.
  • To undertake risk assessments of clients and formulate treatment plans with due regard to these.
  • To prepare reports for statutory and non-statutory meetings as required.
  • Actively contribute to the CPA process and attend review meetings as required.
  • To utilise research skills and knowledge for audit, policy and service development.
  • To maintain high standards of clinical record keeping including multi-disciplinary notes and report writing.
  • To contribute to the generic work of the team as agreed with the Lead Clinical Psychologist and Hospital Director.
  • Teaching and training of other staff members as required.
  • To exercise responsibility for managing psychological resources (e.g. psychological assessment materials).
  • To actively participate in the Hospital Clinical Governance programme and ensure the development of best practice.
  • To ensure the development, maintenance and dissemination of the highest professional standards of practice through participation in CPD training and programmes.
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation national and local policies and issues in relation to the specific patient group and mental health.
  • To contribute to the profession of Clinical Psychology through training and research. Reference: 170

Posted 115 days ago

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