Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Prism 7 Recruitment Limited
Neasham, County Durham
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Neasham, Durham

£38,000 - £43,000

  • Permanent, full time contract
  • 38 hours weekly

Prism7 Health and Care Recruitment is looking to appoint an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our client`s independent hospital in Neasham.

17 bedded setting providing specialist assessment and rehabilitation for men on the autistic spectrum with associated complex needs.

Their purpose is to make a positive difference to their service users by delivering person-centred health and social care that helps them to fulfil the things they want out of life.

Main duties of the Consultant Clinisal Psychologist

  • Working within a highly specialised clinical area, to provide psychological assessments of clients
  • To formulate plans for formal psychological interventions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client’s problems
  • To support the clinical, nursing and direct care teams in making skilled evaluations and decisions about clinical options.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of highly specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations
  • Where agreed, to exercise clinical leadership for clients who problems are managed as a psychologically based care plan
  • To ensure that all members of the Clinical Team have access to a psychologically based framework for the understanding and care of clients of the service
  • To contribute to multidisciplinary risk assessment and risk management for relevant individual clients and to provide both general and specialist advice for psychological aspects of risk assessment and management
  • To communicate information concerning the clinical plans of clients and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of both uni-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary care
  • To provide expertise and advice to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological are by all members of the team
  • To provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies
  • To ensure appropriate systems for the clinical and professional supervision of qualified and unqualified psychologists across the service
  • To provide clinical and professional supervision to qualified and assistant psychologists working in the service
  • To participate in the development of a high quality, responsive and accessible service for clients, their carers and families within the service

Requirements of the Consultant Clinical Psychologist


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist for a minimum of normally six year experience, normally within services for people with learning disabilities and with young adults
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specifically difficult to treat groups (e.g. people with additional disabilities and severely challenging behaviours etc)
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implication for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
  • A commitment to the evaluation of services enthusiasm for both multi-professional and uni-professional audit and a wish to continue to develop


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Experience of multi-professional management of teams or services within the designated speciality
  • Experience of representing the profession in wider contexts
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research and design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of Clinical Psychology
  • Formal training in supervision of other Psychologists
  • Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books