Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

  • Job Reference: PSYC601
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2024
  • Recruiter: The Locum Agency
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Salary: Framework Rate
  • Bonus/Benefits: £150 Referral Bonus (subject to conditions)
  • Sector: Psychological Therapies
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Howard Rosenberg
  • Email: howard@thelocumagency.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01277 280196

Job Description

Our client requires an experienced Psychologist for this ongoing locum post. 

Band 8a 

Responsible to : Principal Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Department: Stepped Care Therapies Service

Directorate : Older People's and Adult Community

• To provide a qualified highly specialist clinical psychology service to clients referred to the Older People’s Stepped Care Therapies Service in the in the relevant locality. This is across clinic based, remote working (and may include residential care and domestic settings), working with people with functional and organically based mental health problems, and those living with long term conditions, according to the agreed stepped care procedures. • To contribute to the wider Integrated Care Team Duty clinician system. • To provide highly specialist assessment and therapy. Where it is appropriate to professional competence, to provide neuropsychological assessment. To offer advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other non-professional carers, taking the main responsibility for psychological input to one of the Neighbourhood Teams within the relevant locality, and other teams within Older People’s Services as agreed with the Lead Clinical Psychologist for Older People in the relevant locality. • To provide supervision and guidance for staff within the service including clinical psychologists, psychological therapists, trainee clinical psychologists, trainee cognitive behavioural therapists and mental health practitioners where appropriate. • With the support of the Lead Clinical Psychologist for Older People in the relevant locality to develop and provide innovative services to meet the psychological needs of patients of the Older People’s Stepped Care Therapies Service, in accordance with evidence–based practice. • The post’s budgetary or management responsibilities include the appropriate use of the Trust’s resources. • In the absence of the Team Leader and/or Principal Psychologist for Older People to cover in rotation with other colleagues, some delegated managerial aspects of the role. • To ensure accurate record keeping for the referral process and interventions from all practitioners using the agreed information systems. • To work with the other senior clinicians to provide relevant information and data to the team and service managers and professional leads as required. • To work within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service. • To provide relevant teaching, training and supervision within the service and where appropriate across the Trust. • To attend the agreed meetings, liaising with the Professional Lead, supervisor and team manager on matters of service development. • To work with senior colleagues to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the Older People’s Stepped Care Therapies service and the mental health service, and to disseminate this information widely.

In return we will offer you:

· Excellent rates of pay
· Access to exclusive vacancies
· Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
· Experienced and dedicated compliance consultants
· Flexible hours to meet your needs, part or full time
· Recommend a Friend bonus scheme*

*Recommend your friends to The Locum Agency and in return we will pay you £150 per recommendation, once they have worked 150 hours.

Please apply now if you would like to be considered for this position.