Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Colchester
Salary
50000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP60000/annum
Posted
03 Feb 2017
Closes
19 Feb 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Full time permanent

Our TLC are looking for a permanent Consultant Clinical Psychologist who will ensure the provision of a high quality psychological service. Who will work within professional guidelines to be a specialist resource within our professional community. Carrying out audit, research & service development, along with implement activities/programmes.

You must have clinical experience working with people with learning disabilities & have a highly development knowledge of specialist psychological therapies. You must have a doctorate in clinical psychology.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical : Direct

• Working within a highly specialised clinical area, to provide psychological assessments of clients.
• To formulate plans for formal psychological interventions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems

Clinical : Indirect

As a member of the Clinical Team and working by consultation:

• To support the clinical, nursing and direct care teams in making skilled evaluations and decisions about clinical options.
• To be responsible for implementing a range of highly specialist psychological interventions for individuals and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations.
• Where agreed, to exercise clinical leadership for clients who problems are managed as a psychologically based care plan.
• To ensure that all members of the Clinical Team have access to a psychologically based framework for the understanding and care of clients of the service.
• To contribute to multidisciplinary risk assessment and risk management for relevant individual clients and to provide both general and specialist advice for psychological aspects of risk assessment and management
• To communicate information concerning the clinical plans of clients and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of both uni-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary care.
• To provide expertise and advice to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological are by all members of the team.
• To provide consultation about the psychological care of the client group to staff, families and other agencies.

Teaching, Training and Supervision

Where appropriate:

• To ensure appropriate systems for the clinical and professional supervision of qualified and unqualified psychologists across the service.
• To provide clinical and professional supervision to qualified and assistant psychologists working in the service.
• To provide specialist clinical placements for trainee Clinical Psychologists.
• To provide specialist advice, consultation and training and clinical supervision to other members of the team for their provision of psychologically based interventions.
• To provide pre and post qualification teaching and clinical psychology.
• To continue to develop expertise in the area of professional pre and post graduate training and clinical supervision.

Management, Recruitment, Policy and Service Development

• To participate in the development of a high quality, responsive and accessible service for clients, their carers and families within the service.
• To exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the sector/service.
• To initiate and implement service developments and projects within the service.
• To advise and participate in appropriate professional psychology recruitment within the service/sector

Research and Service Evaluation

• To work with colleagues from across the service to plan and implement systems for the valuation, monitoring and development of the service.
• To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence based practice in individual work, work with other team members and across the service.
• To undertake appropriate research and provide research advice to other staff undertaking research within the service.

General

• To ensure the development, maintenance and dissemination of the highest professional standard of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes.
• To ensure the development and articulation of best practice in psychology within the service area. To ensure the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance, in accordance with professional codes of practice of the British Psychological Society and company policies and procedures.
• To work alongside other members of the team to ensure that all professionals within the service/sector maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues.
• To observe guidelines, policies and procedures around the safeguarding of vulnerable adults