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Reference

PRI69993

Location

Beverley House, 527-529 City Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8LL

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£55,000 depending on experience

Hours

37.5

Job Advert Role Description

 

Beverley House is a 24-bedded rehabilitation hospital for women over the age of 18, situated in the heart of the community in Birmingham.

Patients admitted to Beverley House may be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act with a primary diagnosis of mental illness and personality disorder with complex needs.

 

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Psychologist to work with our female patients for 37.5 hours per week.   As part of your role, you will be responsible for providing high quality clinical assessments.  You will support with the delivery of a full ward programme which will include facilitating groups and managing a case load of patient for individual therapy sessions.  You will use a range of psychological therapies including dialectical behavioural therapy.  You will be involved in  Risk Assessments and Management.  Delivering full programme for groups and individuals for therapy primarily using DBT/CBT, Risk Assessments and Management . There will be emphasis on providing comprehensive and specialist  assessments, intervention packages to patients to help them develop resilience, make sense of past life events, improve attachment to relationships, make sense of emotional , behavioural and developmental difficulties that can result from experience of abuse, neglect, maltreatment and/or adversity.  You will have the opportunity  to work creatively and flexibly to develop and implement innovative practice and service developments as well as working from established evidence base.  You will be supported by an Assistant Psychologist and you will be responsible for their clinical supervision. You will also be responsible for completing patient reports, inputting data on Carenotes, completing 16 week timetable.  

 

Role requirements:

 

• Qualified Psychologist  with a minimum of 2 years experience in working in mental health services.

Strong focus on service development, service evaluation, providing psychological consultation, expert opinion, cascading psychological thinking, developing and delivering teaching, training and group work

Flexible to work weekends and bank holidays.

To provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership to the MDT team and ward. To be responsible for the day-to-day psychology support. To ensure a high standard of evidence-based psychology care is consistently delivered to patients. To ensure that a safe, cost effective service is provided. To act as a role model and patient advocate, ensuring a positive patient experience for all. To be responsible for Information Governance standards.

• Promote good relationships with patient, relatives, public, other care organisations and all members of the multidisciplinary care team.

To ensure audit compliance (CQC).

To carry out clinical supervision to Assistant Psychologist.

• Promote good communication skills written and verbally.        

 

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•           Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•           Free meals while on duty at Beverley House

•           Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

•           Continuous learning and development

•           Childcare vouchers

•           Career development

•           Personal health insurance

•           Free car parking

•           Voluntary Benefits

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Job Description

Principal_Psychologist_JD_01.10.2021.docx

Closing Date

16/12/2022