Locum Consultant Psychologist - Ministry of Defence - PTSD/Trauma

Mind Professionals
17 Mar 2019
23 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Locum Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Ministry of Defence

Full time 37 hours per week (Mon - Fri)
Start: As soon as possible
3 month contract initially with a possible extension
Lancashire, North West of England

We are currently looking for a Locum Consultant Clinical Psychologist to work with British Military Personnel in the North West of England.

The locum will work autonomously within professional guidelines to fulfil the following major requirements of the post within a military Dept. of Community Mental Health:-

- To provide highly developed specialist psychological assessments based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychometric, neuropsychological & ideagraphic tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct & indirect observations, structured & semi-structured interviews with clients, family members & others involved in the client's care.

- To formulate plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of clients, based upon use of an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, & employing evidence-based methods.

- To be responsible for implementing a range of highly specialist psychological interventions for (typically complex) clinical cases.

- To exercise full responsibility and autonomy for the assessment, treatment & discharge of clients from clinical psychological care, ensuring that problems are managed as part of a psychologically based treatment plan.

- To provide expertise & highly specialist psychological, advice, guidance & consultation to other mental health & allied professionals.

- To ensure that all members of the clinical team have access to a psychologically-based framework for the understanding & care of clients through advice & consultation.

- To undertake risk assessment & risk management for relevant individual clients.

- To provide clinical & professional supervision to qualified & unqualified psychologists & other mental health professionals within the DCMH as appropriate.

- To attend DCMH multi-disciplinary meetings & adhere to DCMH working hours & administrative practices.

Essential Requirements:
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical/Counselling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
- HCPC registration under Practitioner Psychologist domain
- Six years post qualification experience working as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Adult Mental Health)
- Two or more years employment at Consultant grade.

Apply as soon as possible to secure your position.

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