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Lead Psychologist

Elysium Healthcare




Posted: 19/07/2024

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Are you an experienced Senior Psychologist looking for a new challenge in a rewarding environment, where you can make a real difference? If so, then join the team at All Saints Hospital in Oldham as a Lead Psychologist and enjoy support from a regional network of Psychologists as you flourish in your career. 

With experience from the NHS or the private sector as a Senior or Lead Psychologist, you will carry a caseload that includes assessing service users with complex needs and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment within mental health care services.

What you will be doing:

You will work 37.5 hours a week as the Lead Psychologist for a service that offers a specialist mental health service for men who are deaf and who have complex communication needs.

As a Lead Psychologist, you will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working and risk assessments. You will also support the clinical teams in creating reports with service users to increase engagement through interventions and developing new initiatives. 

You'll lead the psychology department in providing a variety of therapeutic approaches to service users, including CBT, EMDR, and DBT, and will provide guidance, support and supervision to your team of Psychologists and Assistants, including responsibility for mentoring and their training (with support from the Learning & Development Team).  

There is a strong emphasis on teamwork, supervision and CPD, with support from a regional network of Psychologists. 

As a Lead Psychologist you will be:

Attending and contributing to Clinical Leads and Hospital Governance Meetings

Supporting the provision of psychology services in a specified area, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams

Participating fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensure that the service user is fully engaged in their care pathway.

Supporting clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes.

Supporting the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working.

Taking a key role in Psychology service developments, providing an evidence-based approach to new clinical initiatives.

Maximising current opportunities to make improvements to the service area.

Participating in the recruitment of junior psychology staff.

Supporting in the development and implementation of policies that enhance staff safety and risk management.

Working with internal and external agencies in order to enhance treatment pathways for service users.

To be successful as a Lead Psychologist, you'll have:

To be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society

Successful completion of a Doctorate level qualification in applied psychology either through the British Psychological Society or a recognised training body, enabling registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist

Competence in assessing, formulating, and working therapeutically with service users

Ability to identify and proactively resolve problems and challenges within the service

Ability to supervise junior members of the team

Knowledge and understanding of working with trauma

Experience in working with people with complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area

Competency in psychological assessments and formulation skills and an aptitude for learning new assessment methods

Competency in cognitive functioning/management tools and formulation

Experience in using a range of therapeutic interventions to address a range of clinical and/or forensic issues

Where you will be working:

Location: All Saints Hospital, Grange Avenue, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 4EF

You will be working at All Saints Hospital, a specialist mental health service for people who are deaf or have complex communication needs. It is a culturally sensitive service which has been created to provide support and rehabilitation with care and intervention from both deaf and hearing members of staff. You will be working at a multidisciplinary team at All Saints which have self-contained flats for men over 18 years old, to help them move along their care pathway to more independent living.

What you will get:

Annual salary of £62,533

The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) – plus your birthday off!

Free meals and parking

Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.

Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.

Pension contribution to secure your future.

Life Assurance for added peace of mind.

Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts, special offers and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments and is a Disability Confident employer, committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of service users. All candidates will be subject to a DBS disclosure

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