Principal Psychologist Inpatient and Urgent Care

Principal Psychologist Inpatient and Urgent Care Taunton, England

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time Taunton, England 56164 - 65262 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Hello! Are you ready to step into an exciting clinical lead role in our Inpatient and Urgent Care Psychology service? Do you enjoy working in a fast moving, dynamic environment and working with multidisciplinary colleagues to deliver the best possible care for people? If you are passionate about working with people who are staying on inpatient wards or being supported by the Home Treatment Teams then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Psychologist to be responsible for high quality service provision, and to contribute to strategic development. We are looking for a Psychologist who is passionate about working with service users and their families and networks, and who has a keen interest and experience in leadership, team culture, psychologically informed environments and coproduction.

We are very excited to be building on the success of the current service by continuing to progress our structure, strategy and provision. As part of this the 8b posts may be able to have a particular focus, such as inpatient services or home treatment teams. You are welcome to contact us to discuss your interests.

The Inpatient and Urgent Care Psychology Service was set up in 2019 and has gone from strength to strength. We have a team made up of Psychologists, Art Psychotherapists, Clinical Associate Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and a Peer Support Worker. We provide psychological assessment, formulation and intervention for clients, and support, consultation, supervision, reflective practice and teaching for the multidisciplinary teams. We have been successful in obtaining bids to undertake service development projects, and are committed to trauma informed care.

You will be a significant part of the clinical leadership team which is responsible for setting strategic direction and the provision of a psychologically informed service. You will take responsibility for contributing to decision making both within the different teams that make up the inpatient and urgent care service as well as taking a specific leadership role in the inpatient and urgent care psychology team.

You will be working with the various multidisciplinary teams and your clients will be people who are either staying on one of the inpatient wards or people working with the home treatment teams in order to avoid an inpatient admission. Your role will include the provision of direct clinical work, consultation to the teams, reflective practice, clinical supervision and teaching.

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Main responsibilities:
The post holder is responsible for providing highly specialist Clinical Leadership across the Trust for service users with complex severe and enduring mental health difficulties across the urgent care pathway.

The post holder is responsible for coordinating and providing specialist assessment, formulation, consultation, training and supervision.

The post holder will provide operational management within adult mental health services as required.

The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for their practice whilst utilising research skills for audit, policy and service development. They will contribute to policy changes within the areas supported by the service and assess the needs of service users, suggesting areas for development.

The post will involve working alongside colleagues in psychological services to ensure effective implementation of best practice.

See Job Description for detailed responsibilities.

Principal Psychologist Inpatient and Urgent Care
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Edward Colgan
$100 to $500 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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