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Psychologist

Edgbaston, West Midlands, England

£30k per year

Permanent (Full time)

Beverley House is a 24-bedded rehabilitation hospital for women over the age of 18, situated in the heart of the community in Birmingham.

Patients admitted to Beverley House may be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and personality disorder with complex needs.

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Psychologist to work with our female patients. As part of your role, you will be responsible for providing high quality clincial assessments. You will support with the delivery of a full ward programme which will include facilitating groups and managing a case load of patient for invididual therapy sessions. You will use a range of psychological therapies including dialectical behavioural therapy. You will be involved in Risk Assessments and Management. Deliverying full programme for groups and invididuals for therapy primarily using DBT/CBT, Risk Assessments and Management . There will be emphasis on providing comprehensive and specialist assessments, intervention packages to patients to help them develop resilience, make sense of past life events, improve attachment to relationships, make sense of emotional , behavioural and developmental difficulites that can result from experience of abuse, neglect, maltreatment and/or adversity. You will have the opporturnity to work creatively and flexibly to develop and implement innovative practice and service developments as well as working from established evidence base. You will be supported by an Assistant Psychologist and you will be responsible for their clinical superiviosn. You will also be responsible for completing patient reports, inputting data on Carenotes, completing 16 week timetable.

Role requirements:

  • Qualified Psychologist with a minimum of 2 years expereince in working in mental health services.

Strong focus on service development, service evaluation, providing psychological consultation, expert opionion, cascading psychological thinking, developing and delivering teaching, training and group work

Flexible to work weekends and bank holidays.

To provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership to the MDT team and ward. To be responsible for the day-to-day pyschology support. To ensure a high standard of evidence-based psychology care is consistently delivered to patients. To ensure that a safe, cost effective service is provided. To act as a role model and patient advocate, ensuring a positive patient experience for all. To be responsible for Information Governance standards.

  • Promote good relationships with patient, relatives, public, other care organisations and all members of the multidisciplinary care team.

To ensure audit compliance (CQC).

To carry out clinical superivison to Assistant Psychologist.

  • Promote good communication skills written and verbally.

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • Free meals while on duty

  • Carefirst - Employee Assistance Services

  • Continuous learning and development

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Career development

  • Personal health insurance

  • An employee assistance programme

  • Free car parking (at most sites)

  • Voluntary Benefits

About us
As one of the UK's leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development.

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Disclosure
All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Posted 25 days ago

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