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Clinical Psychologist - Neuropsychiatry

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Psychology
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £42,230 depending on experience

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You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare!

St Andrew’s is the UK’s largest mental health charity and a unique provider of specialist care in mental health, learning disability and neuropsychiatry. Based across our three sites (Northampton, Birmingham and Essex) and our Community Partnership Division supporting hundreds of people in the community, we aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. As a Charity, our independence means we can always put patients’ and service users’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.

This post offers an opportunity for a new or experienced Clinical Psychologist looking for full time work in our Neuropsychiatry Division in Northampton, working across our Acquired Brain Injury and Dementia Services.  Applications will also be considered from candidates currently at Principal Psychologist level, or looking to take that next step in career progression. You will join a large team of over 20 Consultant Psychologists and 50 other registered Psychologists across the Charity, and a team of 5 Qualified Psychologists and 4 Assistant Psychologist in the Neuropsychiatry Division.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.

The Northampton site hosts services that include: Neuropsychiatry (including Acquired Brain Injury, Progressive Neurological Conditions – Dementia and Huntington’s Disease, and Older Adults); Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation (including PICU); Learning Disability; Autism; Medium Secure Forensics; CAMHS; and Community Partnerships, as well as our Academic and Research and Innovation Centres, offering great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future.  The Neuropsychiatry Division also regularly provides placements for undergraduate Psychology students and Clinical Trainees. The Northampton site has facilities linked to our vocational service, Workbridge, such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork and ceramics workshop, all co-staffed by St Andrew’s staff and patients, and community-based service users. Other facilities include gyms and swimming pools for patients and staff to use. These are located within over 150 acres of beautiful grounds (please see link below for more details).

https://www.stah.org/who-we-are/locations/northampton/

The Person

 We would like to recruit a Clinical Psychologist who has:

  • Experience of working with people with acquired brain injury and/or neurodegenerative disorders (such as Dementia and Huntington’s Disease).
  • Experience of working systemically within an inpatient setting with people presenting with behaviours that challenge and risk. 
  • HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Candidates will have the necessary skills and competencies to fulfil the job description associated with the post.
  • Desire to apply your skills and expertise by providing clinical and risk assessments for our patients, and to collaboratively develop formulations, plan and sequence psychological interventions, and consult with the wider clinical team to enable patients to progress to the least restrictive environments.
  • Membership of the Specialist Register of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology is especially valued.
  • Desire to further develop, for example, to become an APT RAID Tutor (if not already), a Dementia Care Mapper or obtain the QiCN. 
  • Experience supporting strategic development of older adult or neuropsychology services.
     
    The Service 
    As a result of changes within our service a post has arisen for a full time Clinical Psychologist at NHS equivalent 8a or 8b to work across the Acquired Brain Injury and the Dementia and Huntington’s Disease Psychology Team.  Our patients are adults presenting with behaviour that challenges and/or forensic risk. The successful applicant will be joining a well-established Psychology Department which offers professional support and a wide range of expertise, and includes a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clinical and Clinical Forensic Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, and Psychology Doctoral Trainees, Masters and Undergraduate Students and Volunteers.

Psychology is highly valued within the Neuropsychiatry Division and is embedded within a multi-disciplinary approach.  You will be joining colleagues from Nursing, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics and Social Work. We are seeking keen team players who adopt a person-centred approach to care, and a recovery focus towards rehabilitation and aiming to optimise each individual person’s progress through treatment.

  • We will provide training and supervision
    You will be able to access excellent opportunities for continuing professional development including engagement with our Academic Centre and research teams; attendance at our weekly CPD events that are delivered by a range of internal and external experts in their field; and you will join a large network of experienced clinicians working across our inpatient and community services.
  • Reward
    The post attracts a competitive salary, a sickness policy on a par with the NHS, 41 days annual leave including Bank Holidays, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, ongoing CPD and much more.
     

To discuss this opportunity please contact Dr Keith G Jenkins, Lead Psychologist & Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at kjenkins@stah.org or call 01604 616459