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Clinical Psychologist

8a

Main area
Mental Health Psychologist
Grade
8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 per week
Job ref
382-MH30-17
Site
South Shore Primary Care Centre, Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY4 1TJ
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
Closing
02/11/2017 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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 services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary Primary Intermediate Mental Health Service.

The post-holder will be a member of a specialist psychology service within the Primary Intermediate Mental Health Team that aims to provide a high quality specialist clinical psychology service which delivers evidence-based psychological interventions in accordance with NICE guidance to clients with complex mental health needs.

The psychology service work closely with the Intermediate Mental Health Team in assessments, monitoring and short-term interventions, providing consultation to colleagues regarding referrals and psychological interventions for clients. They will be responsible for the supervision of trainees and junior members of staff.

This is a forward thinking and progressive service; therefore we are looking to appoint individuals who have the passion and motivation to make a positive contribution to our team and the Blackpool community. Ability to work with multidisciplinary and multi organisational teams is essential.

Informal enquiries welcome.

When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the job description and person specification. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please note, people reviewing your application will be seeking evidence that you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

In line with the Department of Health guidelines, the Trust operates a strict smokefree policy.

No smoking policyInvestors in PeopleInvestors in People: GoldDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCommitted to disability confident

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

Hilary Edington
Clinical Psychologist
Tel: 01253 957692

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Department
Aster Offices
Telephone
01253 957251