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Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

Band 8a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

This is an exciting new post developing inpatient psychology provision for Older People in Surrey.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and innovative Clinical Psychologist to offer high quality psychological input to inpatient services. People with a passion for working with older people and interests in neuropsychological and recovery approaches may be particularly interested in this post.

You will be based at the Meadows site (West Park in Epsom) and will provide a psychology service for 24 people using our inpatient services. This will be split across three 8-bedded units for older people: two for people who have dementia and one for people experiencing acute mental health difficulties. You will also provide leadership and supervision to Clinical Psychologists working in two further 2 inpatient services for Older People in the trust.

You will be working collaboratively with members of a dynamic and well-established inpatient multi-disciplinary team, where psychology is seen as a valuable resource and where you will have the opportunity to develop the role of psychology within the service.

The post holder will be receive individual professional supervision and receive specialist group neuropsychology supervision from a Clinical Neuropsychologist. You will have the opportunity to be part of an active group of approximately 12 qualified Clinical Psychologists. The service has strong links with the Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Surrey. You will be well supported within the psychology team, where continuing professional development and staff support are highly valued.

Any job offer will be dependent on HCPC registration.

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please contact

Dr Jo Rowland – ( Email address removed ) – Principal Clinical Psychologist - ( ( Phone number removed ) ) (Wed- Fri)

Deana Mellett (Inpatient Matron) on:  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 375 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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