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Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist

South Tees Hospitals N
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Sep 2021

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37.5 hours

The South Tees Neuropsychology service provides specialist neuropsychological assessment and treatment to neurosciences patients within the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are seeking a Consultant Neuropsychologist/s or a Consultant Clinical Psychologist/s with a special interest in Neuropsychology to provide locum cover for a 12-month period to cover staff absence. Candidates need not have worked in a neurosciences service previously, but will have extensive experience of neuropsychological assessment and treatment.

The post holder will provide clinical assessment and treatment to patients, contribute to MDT and goal planning meetings, provide consultation to other professions and clinical supervision to neuropsychology staff. The post will include inpatient and outpatient work.

The post is available on a job share / part-time working basis and we are keen to hear from candidates who may be able to partially cover this post.

Medical Psychology

The Medical Psychology service is made up of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Health Psychologists, CBT therapists and Counsellors. We deliver psychological assessment, intervention and support to patients with a range of medical conditions across the lifespan. We utilise third wave therapies (especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness) alongside CBT as the core therapeutic modalities, with training and supervision provided to support delivery of these approaches. We also carry out clinical audit, research and service evaluation. We have strong links with the Doctoral Training Programmes at the University of Teesside, and we provide teaching, placements and research projects for Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology trainees.

The Trust encourages innovation and service development, and we actively support this within the Medical Psychology service. All clinicians are expected to take on service development and service governance duties as part of their role, both within the Psychology service and within the wider MDTs in which we work. We provide mentoring and support to deliver this.

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post and/or the possibilities for part time and job share within the role, please contact Dr Donald Brechin (Director of Medical Psychology) on 01642 854123 or Rosey Ferris (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) on 01642 282708.

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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