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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8b

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Clinical Psychologist
Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
373-LD0074-A RR
Eastway, Chester or Wyvern House, Winsford
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum
10/08/2020 23:59

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We provide physical and mental health services, as well as learning disabilities, to a total population of around one million people.

Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running and committed to delivering person centred care.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as ‘Good’ overall, ‘better’ for treatments and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care.

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at www.cwp.nhs.uk to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

The Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust provides comprehensive learning disability services across Cheshire and Wirral. The learning disability service has excellent governance structures. Our psychology services are organised so as to have locality management coupled with parallel professional systems for support and supervision. Psychology is a valued and respected component of a supportive and friendly community team in West Cheshire

This post offers an exciting opportunity to work within the Intensive Support Function of the CLDT - Cheshire West & Chester. The post is focused on working with people whose behaviour challenges services, is complex and puts them at risk of placement breakdown and admission to hospital. The post holder will work closely with the specialist nurse and other health professionals to support this client group to stay out of hospital, be discharged promptly and safely, and support the transition of out of area clients to return to their local area. We are committed to person centred care and supporting people to live locally and to stay out of hospital.

The post holder will be involved in broader service and professional issues, such as training and research. We require a practitioner who can bring their experience and are able to respond to the transforming care agenda and have the ability to provide clinical leadership alongside the MDT in relation to challenging behaviour and other presenting psychological needs and problems.

 We are confident that we can support ongoing professional development that is sensitive to the needs of the individual and their interests. We would be very happy to receive applications and interest from experienced psychologists.

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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

For further information please contact Sarah Thomas (Clinical Nurse Specialist) on 01606 288850