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Clinical Psychologist, Developmental Post

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Psychologist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£33,222 - £49,969 per annum
18/02/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST (Band 7 Development Post)

Acute & Crisis Services, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated Clinical Psychologist to work across the Acute & Crisis Service care pathway within Hertfordshire. We are interested in receiving applications from either newly qualified Psychologists or Psychologists with post qualification experience.

We are interested in receiving applications from people with the passion, interest, skills and experience of undertaking assessments and drafting subsequent formulations and delivering brief, focused psychological interventions to support people who are either within one of our acute services or who present to our crisis services with acute psychological distress.

The post can be full or part time and will be based within our Acute and Crisis services. The post holder will provide a psychological service to people within our acute and crisis services, as well as a range of presenting problems, including psychosis, bipolar affective disorder and personality difficulties.

** The post holder will be able to progress from Band 7 to band 8a once they demonstrate that they meet the competencies specified for Band 8a. **

The post holder will be professionally supervised by an appropriately experienced senior Psychologist and will have the opportunity to influence and shape the evolving acute and crisis care pathway. The service has strong links with the psychology department at the University of Hertfordshire in relation to both clinical training and research. HPFT has a strong commitment to supporting on-going continuing professional development.

Applicants will need to be registered as a practitioner psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

About the Service

The Acute and Crisis Service provide a service to adults presenting with psychological distress in acute and crisis situations. Our acute services provide a high standard of treatment and care in safe therapeutic settings for people in the most acute and vulnerable stage of their illness. These services are specifically for those people who are so unwell that they cannot be treated and supported at home or elsewhere in less restrictive settings.

Our Crisis and Assessment Treatment Teams (CATTs) are multi-disciplinary teams offering a crisis assessment service followed, when appropriate, by an intensive, short-term additional Home Treatment Service. The service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and is part of the Acute Care Pathway within Hertfordshire Partnership NHS University Foundation Trust (HPFT) service.

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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

Dr Ikbal Kaur Bahia – Clinical Psychologist: Acute and Crisis Services 07747475297 or email