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Friday 06 January 2017
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

band 7

Main area
band 7
Fixed Term One year
37.7hours/week 9am -5pm
Job ref
Bolsover & Killamarsh Older People's CMHT
Bolsover & Killamarsh
Band 7 Agenda for Change
26/07/2018 23:59

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FIXED TERM ONE YEAR 37.5 hrs per week

Applications for the Band 7 post are welcomed from trainee Clinical Psychologists expecting to qualify and register with the HCPC in the near future (i.e. October, 2018).



Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Trust has recently undergone an exciting period of transformation with established adult recovery teams and community mental health teams for older people coming together to create a Neighbourhood Team working more closely with Primary Care and other local agencies to enhance the recovery pathway of our patient population. At the same time Memory Assessment Services were commissioned to provide high quality assessment and diagnosis for those individuals with suspected dementia.


This post is designed to provide additional sessions to the Bolsover and Killamarsh Neighbourhood Team with a focus of working with Older People and providing the post holder with the opportunity of enhancing their skills in appropriate evidenced based therapies and neuro- psychological assessment through contributing to the assessment of older people referred to the Neighbourhood Team.


We are looking for a flexible and innovative Clinical Psychologist to provide a high quality clinical service to older people through direct clinical work for complex cases, and to offer advice and support to other professionals working within the Multi- disciplinary teams. This post offers an excellent opportunity to deploy and further develop post qualification specialist skills and experience in providing therapy and in addition psychometric assessment for individuals with a suspected cognitive impairment.  Support within the context of well established multidisciplinary working and high quality supervision from an experienced psychologist will be available.


The successful candidate will have experience of working with people with a broad range of complex mental health problems and needs (including those arising from an organic impairment), with experience of evidence-based psychological interventions.. You will be committed to multidisciplinary team working, have excellent relationship-building skills and be capable of managing varied work demands.


The post holder will become part of a Derbyshire – wide supportive, well respected and valued Clinical Psychology Service. There are strong links with the local Clinical Psychology Training Courses.  Excellent opportunities for peer support, supervision and CPD are available


The post holder will be, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council Chartered with the BPS, and must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.


We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff. We will consider applications to work flexibly.


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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

For further information in the first instance please contact Dr Petrina Brown (Lead Psychologist Neighbourhood Division on 01332 268468 or 07917 559974 or Dr Dom Round Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist Memory Assessment Service & High Peak & Dales Neighbourhood Team on 07789 500381.