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Clinical Psychologist For Mental Health Hospital

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Jupiter Recruitment


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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.
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