Clinical Psychologist

Horsham, UK
24 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 8a

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

Come and work for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust! We strive to deliver excellent care at the heart of the community, we are rated "Good" with "Outstanding" features by CQC, and our values are Achieving Ambitions, Delivering Excellence, Working Together and Compassionate Care.

These demonstrate our belief in both person-centred care and staff development and we offer a supportive and innovative environment in which to develop your career as a Clinical Psychologist. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Psychologist to join our team.

Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A driving licence and a car available to use for work are essential as you will be required to travel across sites and in the community.

The Responsive Neuro Services team is a multidisciplinary team comprising of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, a Dietician, an Assistant Psychologist, a Social Worker, and Rehabilitation Support Workers. We also work closely with Specialist Nurses in multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.

We see patients with a range of neurological conditions which include stroke, brain injury and spinal injury alongside long term neurological conditions such as MS, MND and Parkinson's. We have been offering an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) service for stroke patients for over a year.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape and develop the psychology service within the team and work with the Assistant Psychologist alongside the Band 7 Clinical Leads to improve the service we offer to patients.

Your role will include:
  • Carrying a clinical caseload and ensuring the provision of a high quality specialist neuropsychology service to adults living with a neurological condition and to their carers
  • Supporting the psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions provided by other clinical members of the service who provide psychologically-based care and treatments
  • Offering specialist advice and consultation to patients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to non-professional carers
  • Providing consultation, training, and support to the MDT and to other professionals working with people with neurological conditions, and to mainstream mental health teams
  • Supervision of the Band 5 Assistant Psychologist and working together to develop the service

There may be other opportunities to combine this post with clinical sessions elsewhere in the Trust. Please contact Jackie Allt at or 07795603039, if you would like to discuss this further. Please note that Jackie is on annual leave from Monday 27 th May returning on Monday 3 rd June.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • Clinical Psychologist JD & PS
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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