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clinical psychologist posted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Full Time

Job Description

Specialist Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
clinical psychology

NHS AfC: Band 8a



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St Annes PCC

St Annes

£44,606-£50,819 pro rata

07/10/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

"As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce".

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinical psychologist to work within a community based specialist weight management service. The local specialist obesity service (LSOS) has been commissioned to provide tier 3 weight management services for individuals with multiple long term conditions. These conditions include diabetes, coronary heart disease, sleep apnoea and musculo-skeletal conditions which co-exist with obesity. The LSOS is a multi-disciplinary team including a lead physician, health psychologist, dietitians, occupational therapists and assistant practitioners working together towards enabling people to lead healthier lives. The LSOS exists as part of a local pathway of care for those individuals considering bariatric surgery as a treatment option, but also to provide the wider local health economy with expert guidance in the most appropriate interventions for healthier weight management.

As an experienced psychologist you would be expected to provide psychological formulation for patients with severe and complex obesity referred into the Local Specialist Obesity Service (LSOS), including assessment, intervention, risk management and referral on to other services as appropriate to need. You would develop the provision of psychological services in collaboration with the Health Psychologist, including maintaining good working relationships with the multidisciplinary team and other clinical staff. You would also develop effective links and pathways with external services that provide care for shared clients including establishing effective communication and partnership working. A proficiency in a range of therapeutic models eg. (CBT, ACT, DBT) for mild, moderate and complex mental health difficulties is required.

The post is funded permanently and for three days each week. The postholder would be expected to participate in case reviews and peer supervision for other members of the team.

The post is currently awaiting matching via agenda for change. Interviews will be undertaken by assessment centre and will be run over one day in October.

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Any invitation to interview will be sent to you via email using the email account stated on your application form.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £26+£4 (standard disclosure) or £44+£4 (enhanced disclosure) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly installments for up to 3 months following commencement of employment.

Applicants are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service, which will save the cost of repeated disclosures between employers, in return for a annual registration fee of £13.

Please Note that for Volunteers requiring a DBS check no charge will be made

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.

Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.

Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

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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