Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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  • Post Date: October 21, 2019
Job Description

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join a well-established group of psychological practitioners integrated into the recently re-designed Older Peoples pathway in Leeds. Neuro assessments are highly valued by the memory assessment service, with excellent MDT forums. The successful applicant will lead the development of PSI and interventions to manage the challenges of dementia to individuals, families and carers delivered by the newly established CMHTs.

Psychology and psychotherapy staff at all grades work in the different teams to support staff develop psychologically informed care plans, attend formulation meetings, safety huddles, offer consultation, and deliver interventions and training. The post holder will line manage some psychology staff. All the staff teach on the D.Clin psych course and we provide up to 6 placements a year, often by request. The region has an excellent Post Qualification Training programme. The Trust has won awards and is committed to research.

The Trust promotes multidisciplinary leadership using Effective Teams framework and there are opportunities to influence and shape psychologically informed practice across the pathway in concert with other disciplines. The post holder is supported by other Consultants within OPS and the Trust including a professional lead. The consultants are in turn supported by the Strategic Lead for the Psychological Professions. We seek an individual with an appetite to learn, can demonstrate good governance and who has an enthusiasm for working with older people with complex needs.

Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees are required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

Please note DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

LYPFT is committed to upholding its’ statutory responsibilities in relation to safeguarding adults and children. Please refer to job description for further information.
LYPFT is a member of the Disability Confident scheme and is committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process.

Please be advised that NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application and ensure that you apply through the restricted jobs part of your NHS Jobs account.

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications are recieved. It is in the candidates best interest to apply as soon as possible.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

If you have not received any further communication from us within four weeks you are asked to assume that your application has been unsuccessful. If you should have any queries regarding progress with your application form please contact us.
The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.
Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

Applicant requirements
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
Job Description
Employee Specification
Trac Applicant Information
DBS Update Service Q&A

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