Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Hartlepool, Durham, England
£ 37570 - 50819 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

Please stipulate in your application whether you are applying for the B7 or B8a position.
We are delighted to be able to offer this post which will be based at the Hartlepool Community Mental Health Team. The post also includes providing psychological input one day per week into the Liaison Psychiatry service at North Tees General Hospital. Psychology is well established across Tees MHSOP and you will be joining a thriving and dynamic group of psychologists, who will support your development in key roles.
The successful applicate will have core roles in neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis and also in leading psychological formulation with the team. You will also be expected to provide psychological therapy to service users and their families / systems within the team. There are clear dementia and functional care pathways in the division, which the post holder would be expected to work within and support the implementation of. Applicants should therefore have experience of working with people with cognitive problems and concurrent physical health needs, their families and professional carers. Experience of service development would also be desirable.
Psychologists provide key leadership roles within the Trust. To support this we have developed leadership profiles for each psychology band and the profile card associated with this post is attached on NHS Jobs. You can find more information about the NHS Leadership Academy's Healthcare Leadership Model and the profiles at their website. We encourage you to look at these resources as they will play a part in the interview process.
You will be required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist. The Trust is committed to providing support and supervision for continuing professional development. It is expected that you will provide clinical supervision of trainee psychologists and other disciplines as required and to provide and contribute to the development of staff training in the directorate.
Psychology has a strong and rapidly developing reputation within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust for supporting organisational change, developing psychologically minded staff groups, and embedding research and outcome measures, within recovery and person centred care philosophies. The post holder will be expected to play a role in supporting the continued development of these factors within this team and the wider directorate.
We provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, research and audit in line with strategic developments. There are also strong links to the local Teesside D Clin Psy Programme as we are key providers of academic and clinical experience components both in terms of teaching and supervision.
The successful applicant will be professionally led by the Locality Lead for MHSOP Psychology and managed by the locality service manager. The post holder will work across a varied urban and rural area in Teesside and therefore regular travel will be essential.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Graeme Flaherty-Jones, Associate Clinical Director & Locality Lead for MHSOP Psychology Tees
Tel. No.: Apply Email: Apply

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