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Consultant Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Band 8c

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Clinical Psychologist
Band 8c
Part time: 18.75 hours per week
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The Whiteleaf Centre
£63,751 - £73,664 pro rata
02/06/2020 23:59
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We wish to appoint a Consultant Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to lead the specialist psychological therapies service for our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHTT) team in Buckinghamshire. You will provide highly specialist psychological assessments and interventions for adults with severe and complex mental health difficulties, their families and carers. You will provide clinical leadership, expert clinical supervision and line management for psychological therapists working in the team.

The Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team in Buckinghamshire Mental Health Services is a key part of the Urgent Care Pathway meeting the demands of the Ten-Year Plan to provide Crisis Response and Home Treatment Services by 2021. Clinicians employed into the team are part of an exciting and developing service aimed at supporting our most vulnerable patients and their families in the least restrictive setting possible, by providing a variety of highly intensive interventions at home.

We require a clinician who can bring their own professional expertise to a fast-paced team, and who are confident in managing risk in the least restrictive way.

The Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway has over 120 psychological therapists, including Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, CBT Therapists, and psychotherapists, providing a wide range of evidence based and innovative psychological therapies for adults and older adults. We are based amongst the beautiful rolling Chiltern Hills, making Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area, stunning places to work and live.

The post will be attractive to clinical psychologists and counselling psychologists with substantial specialist experience working with adults with severe and complex mental health difficulties. Applications from other psychological therapists who believe they meet the person specification are welcome. You should be able to demonstrate your use of evidence-based practice in specialist adult mental health settings. You will also liaise with and support psychological therapists working with adults at earlier steps in the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway.

You will work closely with the Clinical and Professional Lead for Adults and Older Adults and Urgent Care Pathway Service Manager to ensure that the Buckinghamshire CRHT team achieves its key objectives of delivering integrated, safe, accessible, responsive, effective and caring services to people in Buckinghamshire. You will ensure the service you provide is of a high quality and meets national guidance as well as meeting local and nationally agreed objectives.

In turn, you will receive clinical supervision and will have access to a wide range of CPD activities and a strong network of Psychologists working with adults across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. There are excellent opportunities for service development, service evaluation/research and teaching/training. The service has excellent links with the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research and regularly has trainees doing clinical placements and research. Clinical psychologists are actively involved in research and innovation.

You will be based in our modern facilities at the White Leaf Centre in Aylesbury. You will be required to travel between sites across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to provide services and attend meetings.

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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. John Pimm (Clinical and Professional Lead for the Buckinghamshire Psychological Therapies Pathway) 07798893900