Clinical/Forensic Psychologist (Maternity Cover)

Elysium Healthcare

  • Full Time

Are you an experienced Psychologist looking for a role where you can make a difference and change lives for the better? If so, join the team at Thornford Park and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

Thornford Park Hospital, part of Elysium Healthcare, is an independent 143 bedded hospital set in 23 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Newbury, Berkshire (close to the Hampshire borders).

We provide services for male and female patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) who require care in conditions of medium and low security. Our service users, many of whom have forensic histories, require long-term treatment and rehabilitation and present with multiple problems, challenging and high-risk behaviour and complex care needs. In addition to the mental health wards, Thornford Park has a 14-bedded low secure service for male patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, commissioned by NHS England, a medium/low secure service for females with a Learning Disability, and a medium secure service for males with Learning Disability. We also have two Psychiatric Intensive Care Units, one for males and one for females, providing holistic assessment and treatment for individuals experiencing crisis.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to recruit to the position of Registered Clinical/Forensic Psychologist to join the Department of Psychological Therapies at Thornford Park Hospital. This is a fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave.

In the Role of Registered Psychologist, you will be:

Autonomous in managing your own caseload, which will involve working with complex service-users.
Attending regular clinical and service development meetings, such as MDT's, CPA's, referrals, and other hospital-wide meetings
An integral part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team on the new ward
Providing both long & short-term work, which includes being able to undertake clinical assessments to determine clinical needs & treatment plans.
Providing both individual and group work to the patients.
Maintaining monthly clinical supervision as well as regular line-management supervision
Providing clinical supervision to nursing staff/therapy staff as appropriate and facilitating in the provision of reflective practice.
Providing both written & verbal contributions to MDT & CPA process
Supporting the MDT in the development and review of care plans
Offering specialist clinical advice including the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care within the service
Contributing to professional development within the team
Contributing to teaching as part of Induction/mandatory training.
Contributing to audit and research as directed by the line manager

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

British Psychological Society or a recognised training body qualification
Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society.
Experience of working with clients with complex needs.
Experience using CBT skills to address a range of clinical issues.What you will get:

Annual salary of Up to £50,000 pa (Depending on Experience)
33 days annual leave inc. Bank Holidays – plus your birthday off
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity Package
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

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