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Clinical Psychologist - Divisional Lead

Band 8d

Main area
Psychology
Grade
Band 8d
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
350-LOC2425495
Site
V7 Building
Town
Merseyside
Salary
£75,914 - £87,754 per annum
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
18/06/2020

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Divisional Lead Psychologist – Local Division

We have an exciting prospect for a Divisional Lead Psychologist leading over 100 psychological professions within our Local Division.

The Psychology service has tripled in size over the last five years and is now an integral part of the Local Division’s service delivery. Developing psychological approaches across all staff groups is now central to the trust strategic plans for the next five years delivering a range of stepped psychological interventions.

The post holder will be provide the strategic and professional direction of Psychological Professions within the Local Division, ensuring optimum standards of patient care. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, confident professional with the experience and ability to provide professional leadership across the Division to support the delivery of safe, effective and high-quality services.

The areas of Psychological practice you will be responsible for are:

  • Eating Disorder (including FREED)
  • Inpatient Mental Health services
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Older adults
  • Aspergers
  • Early Intervention
  • Psychotherapy/Personality Disorder hub
  • Step Forward ( tier 4 service)
  • Crisis Resolution and Home treatment

In addition, you will be leading on projects to develop psychological approaches and the psychological skills of colleagues across other professional groups as part of the strategic workforce plans, complete business cases to develop services and be responsible for delivering PG cert/Diploma in applied Psychological practice. You will also take a lead for the Division on Audit and NICE guidance.

You will lead and chair work streams, complete reviews with reports and recommendations, implement new models and be part of the wider Cheshire and Merseyside strategic meetings.

Good relationships and understanding of the Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England commissioning is essential, with experience of bid writing and successful management of tenders.

The post of Divisional Lead Psychologist at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides a great opportunity for a talented Clinical Psychologist Manager to work alongside the Divisional Chief Operating Officer and the Deputy Director of Therapies and Allied Health Professionals.

This post is fully integrated into the Divisional Senior Leadership Team and as the Lead Psychologist you will be responsible for the budget of the Psychology service line. You will be operationally line managed by the Chief Operating Officer of Local Division and have a professional line to the Deputy Director of Therapies and Allied Health Professionals.

Mersey Care’s vision and values drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. We are looking for people who share our core values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby in Merseyside.We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” and “Outstanding” for Well Led Domain.

This post will be a full-time permanent position and will be based in V7 Building, Kings Business Park, Prescot.

Shortlisting is planned for: 1st June

Interviews are planned for: 18 June

 

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Richard Whitehead – Divisional Lead Psychologist

Richard.whitehead@merseycare.nhs.uk.