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St Andrews Healthcare, Medium Secure Mental Health Division, Northampton
An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist.
Career Level C (NHS Band 7 or higher)
St Andrew’s Healthcare provides, specialist mental healthcare for people with complex needs. The charity employs Clinical, Forensic, and Counselling Psychologists, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapists, Trainees and Assistant Psychologists. We work closely with Universities to provide Trainee and undergraduate psychology placements and we support volunteer posts.
Our main work is delivering direct clinical interventions in the form of assessment, formulation and treatment, involving individual service users, families and groups. We also provide clinical consultancy, training and supervision and have an active Research Department. Our psychologists have specialist knowledge, the capacity to draw on a wide theoretical base and the ability to devise individually tailored strategies for complex problems.
Rose Ward - Male brain injury – Medium Secure (0.5 WTE)
Rose is a purpose built neuropsychiatry unit for men with neurological and mental health conditions who require neurobehavioural rehabilitation in a forensic environment. Diagnoses include: Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, Huntington’s disease (HD), learning disabilities, psychosis and personality disorder. We pride ourselves on managing complex cases. We offer innovative therapy and treatment and have received awards and presented findings via conferences and publications.
The post holder will work part-time on a sixteen-bedded male medium secure brain injury ward (Rose Ward), alongside a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. They will work within a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team and as part of a Divisional and Hospital Wide psychology department, where there are many specialities from which they can develop.
Relevant areas of expertise and opportunity are risk assessment; neuropsychology; serious mental health problems; and offence focused interventions. Desirable Competencies include delivering: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; behavioural and offence-related interventions; DBT or other trauma focussed therapies. Pursuit of professional interests related to specialist fields are encouraged.
We offer an excellent benefits package including sickness policy on par with NHS, generous holidays per annum, free parking, cycle to work scheme and opportunities for teaching and continuing professional development.
The Northampton site also has other services such as Low Secure, PICU, Learning Disability, Autism, Neuropsychiatry, Forensics, and CAMHS as well as our academic and research centre providing opportunities to broaden and develop your skills. It also has facilities such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork & ceramics workshop all staffed by patients and service users along with other facilities such as gym’s and swimming pools for patients and staff to use and all based in over 150 acres of beautiful woodland grounds (please see link below for more details).
Northamptonshire is also a great place to live due to having good schools, very reasonable house prices and a good mix of facilities within the town as well as villages and countryside. Based in the midlands you have great access to the M1 and M6 and will be based under an hour’s drive / train from London and Birmingham.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact:
Dr Lorraine Childs, Consultant Clinical Psychologist: Lorraine.Childs@standrew.co.uk