Highly Specialist Applied Psychologist

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
15 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

An exciting position has arisen for a Principal Applied Psychologist to provide input to a large, innovative, adult mental health inpatient service.

The successful candidate will take be an integral member of our innovative and effective MDTs. This will include providing a psychological perspective for every patient, undertaking psychological assessments and brief interventions and guiding decision making in relation to risk and care planning for people with highly complex and enduring mental health needs. A core function of the role is to support the staff team in their delivery of compassionate. Trauma-informed care; as such advanced skills in supervision and training is highly desirable. The post holder will be proactive in continual service improvement and will promote a positive image of people with mental ill health difficulties.

You should have experience of working in inpatient services and of working with adults with significant mental health problems. You will be expected to demonstrate evidence of experience in service development and in leadership roles within previous jobs.

You will be required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist. You will report to the locality lead for Tees AMH for day to day clinical issues and be expected to work closely with them to support a coherent approach to psychology provision in Tees AMH.

We provide excellent opportunities for peer support/supervision, CPD, teaching/training, and 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 post holder may be required to work across multiple sites in Teesside.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Ben Smith, Locality Manager - [... Click Apply...][... Click Apply...]

Dr Alison Coak, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Tees)[... Click Apply...][... Click Apply...]

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