Partnerships in Care is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK.
With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.
As a Medical Administrator you will be working within a transdisciplinary team that includes a range of professionals. You will be central to providing high quality care.
Our Band 6 Clinical Psychologist role involves:
11 Key Result Area 1 - Service Provision:
- To provide specialist psychological assessments
- To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client’s psychological problems, drawing on a range of psychological models. This may include a range of modalities (individual, family and group including service network). It will also be adapted and tailored to the needs of the individual and the context, and informed by ongoing evaluation of the effects of the intervention.
- To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals within and across teams, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
- To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
- To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide general advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.
12 Key Result Area 2 – Consultancy:
- To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients’ formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
- To consult with and provide specialist psychological guidance to carers and families of service users.
- To ensure that all members of the treating team have access to a psychologically based framework for understanding and care of clients of the service, through the provision of advice and consultation, the development of appropriate and where possible multi-disciplinary formulations, and the dissemination of psychological research and theory.
13 Key Result Area 3 - Teaching and Training:
- To develop and implement training courses for psychology staff and MDT groups related to psychological practice within your identified areas of knowledge.
- To teach and train psychology staff, and staff of other disciplines as agreed with the Head of Psychology
- To attend and log relevant continuing professional development events, as agreed with Head of Psychology
14 Key Result Area 4 – Supervision:
- To input into multi-disciplinary supervision of ongoing clinical practice.
- To undertake and log personal clinical supervision on a regular basis.
15 Key Result Area 5 – Management:
- To assist in conducting individual performance reviews as determined by the service’s policy, alongside the Head of Psychology
- To assist in local policy development/reviews as and when required, as advised by the Head of Psychology
- Key Result Area 5 to be undertaken only upon direct instruction from Head of Psychology.
16 Key Result Area 6 – Research:
- To conduct clinically relevant research by arrangement with the Head of Psychology
- To contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the Service through participation in clinical research and ongoing audit of clinical practice.
To be successful as a Band 6 Clinical Psychologist, you’ll need:
- Psychology GBR
- Additional postgraduate qualification/ training
- Registered (or eligible) Forensic or Clinical Psychologist with HCPC
About our benefits
In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
- A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
- Private Medical Insurance Scheme
- Life Assurance
- Free meals while on duty
- Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
- Continuous learning and development
- Childcare vouchers
- Career development
- Personal health insurance
- An employee assistance programme
- Voluntary Benefits
All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.
PiC is an equal opportunities employer.
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