If you are an experienced Psychologist who is looking for a rewarding career, where you can make a difference and changes lives for the better, then this role might be for you.
No two days will be the same as you will join not one but two hospitals in Nottinghamshire as a Clinical/Forensic Psychologist. The Farndon Unit in Newark is a mental health service for women and The Limes in Mansfield, is a mental health service for me with personality disorders and mental illness.
You will enjoy support from a regional network of Psychologists and will be part of an environment where there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and CPD, where you will have continuous access to a range of training opportunities to move your career forward.
Reporting directly to the Hospital Director, you will act as the first point of contact for the psychology department, ensuring effective communication within the department and with other departments is maintained. You will be responsible for individual and group interventions, diagnostic and cognitive assessments, MDT working, risk assessments, facilitate staff reflective practice sessions, and will be requested to design and deliver training.
As a Psychologist, you will have experience and knowledge in carrying service users caseload, including assessing service users with complex needs, and designing and delivering specialist psychological treatment within mental health care services.
Role - Clinical/Forensic Psychologist
Location - Newark & Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Salary - £38,746 - £45,000
Hours - 37.5, Full-Time
Acting as the first point of contact for the psychology department
Dealing with messages and requests efficiently and effectively
Ensuring that effective communication within the department and with other departments is maintained
Developing the evidence base for effective treatment of patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Evaluating the effectiveness and communicating as required
Assessing patients using appropriate psychometric measures; interpreting and reporting results accurately under the coordination of the Head/Lead Psychologist or designated other
Contributing to the development of group work programmes under the coordination of the relevant project lead in accordance with the psychology department's service delivery agreement
Delivering programmes to a high standard and maintain treatment integrity as required
Contributing to the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programmes and communicate results as required
Participating and facilitating staff training in line with the psychology department's service delivery agreement as required
Attending and contributing to specific committees as required by the department and communicating proceedings to the psychology department
Contributing to the development of evidence-based practices, strategies and policies as specified in the psychology department's service delivery agreement
Conducting research in line with the psychology department's service delivery agreement and publish and presenting work to required standards under the co-ordination of the Lead Psychologist or designated other
Developing links with other organisations
Assisting with research requests, inputting to universities and accommodating visitors as required by the Lead Psychologist or designated other
Maintaining professional appearance and behaving in a reputable and professional manner.
Accurately portraying self, role and responsibilities
Meeting performance targets agreed as part of the appraisal process
Having responsibility for raising problems/concerns regarding meeting these targets with Lead Psychologist in a proactive and timely manner
Developing own skills and experience as a psychologist
Attending supervision (clinical, management and peer), and training as required
Completing developmental objectives set
Maintaining a record of supervision and development in accordance with HCPC CPD guidelines
Completing all other tasks in line with the competence of a Chartered and Registered Psychologist as requested by the Lead Psychologist or designated other
To be successful in this role, you will:
BPS recognised psychology degrees
Understanding of evidence-based psychological practice
Ability to apply psychological knowledge to a secure psychiatric setting
Ability to adopt a systematic approach
Skills to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
Experience of providing psychological interventions
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Developing, facilitating and evaluating group and individual
Previous experience in conducting research and project working
Where you will be working
The Limes Location: The Limes, Main Street, Langwith, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9HD
Join the team at The Limes and provide care for men with personality disorders and mental illness in a diverse service that promotes increased independence and community living.
Empower and support people to reach their own unique goals as you learn about implementing five core zones of Work and Education, Interventions, Social Networks, Health and Empowerment.
You'll gain experience across different treatment pathways and benefit from joining a team that uses a unique model of care. The Limes is located in Mansfield and is easily accessible with good transport links to the wider Nottinghamshire area.
The Farndon Unit Location: The Farndon Unit, Farndon Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4SW
You will be working at the Farndon Unit, a purpose-built low secure hospital which offers personalised assessment and recovery-based treatment pathways, including a trauma-specific pathway, for women with complex care needs.
You will join the multidisciplinary team in providing specialist care for people with a diagnosis of severe and enduring mental illness and/or personality disorder and/or mild learning disability.
The combination of general low secure wards and a recovery ward area (also within the low secure perimeter) provide a seamless internal care pathway supporting and empowering recovery and rehabilitation.
What you will get
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Enhanced Maternity Package
Flexible working opportunities
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing, and much more.
About your next employer
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.
Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.
With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.
Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to a DBS disclosure.