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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

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Clinical Psychology
Band 8a
30 hours a week
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Coastal IDT
£42,414 - £49,969 pro rata
24/02/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

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Are you interested in the mental and emotional health and wellbeing of older adults?

Do you have strong team working skills?

Are you passionate about sharing knowledge, evaluation and learning? 

Are you committed to a ‘recovery’ approach to working with Service Users? 

We have a vacancy in the Older People’s team at Coastal IDT. We would welcome applications from newly qualified Clinical Psychologists who are looking to work 4 days a week and can demonstrate a commitment and passion for working with older people.  We also welcome applications from experienced Clinical Psychologists.

We want to hear from you if you are a dedicated, flexible, forward thinking Clinical Psychologist, with clinical skills and experience in working with older people with complex mental health difficulties, including difficulties relating to attachment issues and trauma and Dementia, including Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

Your role will include a mixture of a direct clinical work, groups, consultation, supervision, training and evaluation, to ensure the team has the widest possible impact. 

We will want you to provide a specialist clinical psychology assessment of individuals, carers and families referred to the Older People’s team, using and interpreting complex psychological data from a variety of sources. This will include neuropsychological assessment and formulation. You will also provide formulation and implementation of formal psychological treatment and/or management plans, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the service user.  You will also be responsible for supporting and developing team formulation and the implementation of a range of psychological interventions for service users, and, where appropriate, carers and families.

You will need to make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes and provide specialist clinical psychology expertise, knowledge, advice and guidance to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care.

You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team which includes nurses, occupational therapists, assistant practitioners and social workers.  There will also be opportunities to link with other clinical psychologists in the specialism across older people’s services in East Suffolk.

*Please note, to be considered for the position you must uphold one of the essential qualifications listed on the attached job description.*


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • A comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • Career progression
  • Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • Staff physio service
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gail Collyer – Clinical Team Leader Coastal IDT on 01473 279200

Ruth Mills – Consultant Clinical Psychologist  on 01473 279200.

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421431