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Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time





Job Advert - Division Information

Burton Park is a neurobehavioural locked rehabilitation hospital for patients with acquired brain injury, many of whom will display co-existing neuropsychiatric or other conditions and present some degree of Clinically Related Behaviour that communicates distress.


There are three wards offering 50 beds. Warwick Lodge, Dalby Unit and Cleves Lodge. A variety of care pathways are available, including acute and longer-term neurobehavioural rehabilitation and person-centred care, emphasising the least restrictive setting. A 4 bed High Dependency Unit is being developed on Cleves Lodge to cater for service users requiring more intensive nursing support. Warwick Lodge caters for service users with higher levels of physical needs. Dalby Lodge is a therapy-led pre-discharge ward preparing service users for a return to community living, and admits service users who have progressed through the pathway on site as well as taking direct referrals.

The multi-disciplinary team includes Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Assistants, Social workers and Psychiatrists.

Burton Park is situated in the historic town of Melton Mowbray, a thriving market town. Here patients can access local amenities such as a leisure centre, cinema, shops, restaurants and cafés to support their full rehabilitation programme.

Job Advert Location Description

Our Consultant Neuropsychologist role involves:

-Offering clinical leadership and overseeing the specialised neurobehavioural rehabilitation programme

-Delivering clinical neuropsychology into the 3 wards

-Actively engaging and contributing to appropriate local networks

-Forming positive relationships with commissioners of services

-Assessing the suitability of referrals made to the service

-Overseeing the routinely collated service level clinical outcome measures (SASBO, MOAS), and where necessary identifying areas for continual improvement in the quality of the therapeutic programme

-Contributing to the supervision and specialist training of members of the multidisciplinary team and in particular meeting the supervision and training needs of any Assistant Psychologists in post

-Establishing and maintaining a research culture within the service.


To be successful as Consultant Neuropsychologist, you will need the following Professional Qualifications & Memberships

-Recipient of a BPS accredited and HCPC approved Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent

-Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC

-Chartered Member of the BPS

-The ideal candidate would have undertaken post doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology and be entered on the BPS Special Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists

-Psychologists qualified in other disciplines with experience of neuropsychology will be considered


Professional Competencies & Experience

-Track record of effectively delivering clinical neuropsychology input to neurobehavioural rehabilitation services for people with ABI and challenging behaviour

-An advocate of neurobehavioural rehabilitation

-Advanced skills to assess, formulate, and evaluate complex cases, including the ability to manage multifaceted information, working in conjunction with service users and the multidisciplinary team, drawing from a range of applicable therapeutic, evidence-based psychological therapies


-Proven ability to produce clear, accurate formulations which then inform onward management. Ability to work with the wider care team to ensure consistency of care and adherence to psychologically driven management plans

Personal Skills & Qualities

-A professional who is able to positively influence a range of internal/external stakeholders to effectively promote and market Brain Injury Services

-A professional who can work with the Service Leads in setting standards, producing recommendations and effectively communicating these to the wider care team.

A flexible working arrangement can be arranged to cover the contracted hours of 22.5 hours per week, this will be split over three days per week.

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