Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist
Integrated Community Care and Recovery (CMHT) Solihull, Dementia & Frailty, Band 8a 0.5 wte
Care Home Liaison, Dementia and Frailty, Juniper Centre Moseley, Band 8a 0.5 wte.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
We are seeking a skilled and experienced clinical psychologist with experience of working with people with multiple complex mental health needs and physical frailty or dementia. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate leadership in a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to develop strong and effective working relationships with others . There are two posts. The first (0.5 wte) based in Solihull’s busy multi-disciplinary team who work with service users who are older, have frailty and who have complex mental health problems, or dementia and a second based in our Care Home Liaison Team supporting service users who live in care homes across Birmingham and Solihull who are at risk of admission or recently discharged form an in-patient unit.
You will provide direct clinical services to clients, their families and other carers, and facilitate access to evidence informed psychological practice by supporting the use of psychologically informed protocols, guidelines and procedures by other members of the MDT. You will join a another clinical psychologist working part time within the team and we encourage you to offer placements to the local Doctorate and Masters level Clinical Psychology training courses. Clinical psychologists in our service are also usually involved at an appropriate level in developing and implementing the strategic objectives of the service.
You will be joining a friendly and supportive Psychology Service which offers excellent opportunities for research, personal and professional development and is committed to providing training and quality supervision. The Older People specialty has excellent relationships with our clinical and managerial colleagues within the Division and the Trust.
You will be supported by our multi-disciplinary directorate leadership team for Dementia and Frailty; and join other committed and experienced clinical psychologists working in a broad range of services including Inpatient services; Community Enablement and Recovery; care Home Liaison; Memory Assessment Services and Older People’s Interventions Programme; the CMHT post will be based at John Black Centre, Solihull, where there is clinical space, and the care Home Liaison Post at Juniper Centre, Moseley although in both posts you will work from a variety of locations across Birmingham and Solihull.
We welcome you to contact us for informal conversations about the posts. Apply through nhs jobs
Interview date - TBC
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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Dr Susan Adams, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Juniper Centre (0121 301 5837) email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Helen Fryer, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Juniper Centre (0121 301 0952) email: email@example.com