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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
Job ref
26/04/2018 23:59

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Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives.
We believe in compassionate, patient-centred care. Each member of staff has a part to play in supporting the people who use our services. But don't just take our word for it, visit our website to watch our "We are Derbyshire Healthcare" video to see what our staff, service receivers, carers and members have to say about the Trust.






PERMANENT 7.5hours/week 0.2wte


Ref– Closing Date


Note this post has been designed to be in addition to an existing employment contract within DHCFT.

The Dementia Rapid Response Team provides patient centered treatment at home in order to prevent hospital admission. The service will run 7 days a week 8am to 8pm providing expert interventions to people experiencing challenging and difficult behaviors often associated with an advanced dementia. The team provides short term, intensive input to individuals across the whole of south Derbyshire supporting people with dementia to retain quality of life and remain in their own home environments for as long as possible.

We are looking for an adaptable, innovative Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with people with dementia and their carers within a community setting.    The post holder will have opportunities to offer direct clinical work for complex cases, and offer advice, training and support to other professionals working within the team and associated services.  Service evaluation/research and training, and consultation to other MDT members will be a key function of this role.  As a member of an established team this post offers an excellent opportunity to deploy and further develop post qualification specialist skills and experience of working with people with dementia and their formal and informal carers within the context of supportive multidisciplinary working.


Excellent opportunities for peer support, supervision and CPD are available


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




Find out more about this post and apply online at www.jobs.nhs.uk.  For further information on working for Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust please visit our website at www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk


If you encounter difficulty in applying online, please contact the Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Recruitment Services Team on 01332 623582 (quoting the job reference number) who will provide the further support you require.


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 and Campus Division) on 01332 268468 07917 559974

If you have problems applying, contact

01332 623700 ext 31228