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Liaison Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Clinical Psychology
Band 8a
Fixed Term/secondment 9 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (happy to discuss flexible working)
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Salford Royal Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum
25/02/2020 23:59

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

Salford Mental Health Liaison Service is seeking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist to provide specialist psychological input to the Mental Health Liaison Service. The post is fixed term for 9 months. The role involves promoting the flexible and responsive development of psychologically-informed service delivery by working in a supervisory and training role with staff, and providing consultancy and liaison with other parts of the secondary mental health services. The successful candidate will provide one-to-one assessments and brief interventions for patients referred to the Mental Health Liaison Service; the overarching aim is to contribute to the assessment and effective treatment of service users in the acute hospital setting, and where appropriate their family members and service deliverers.

The Liaison Service has been established for 10 years and comprises of a dynamic and welcoming team of psychiatrists, senior practitioners, practitioners as well as a clinical psychologist. The team has achieved PLAN accreditation and has senior level input into the local and GM strategic vision for liaison services.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has achieved Outstanding in its last two CQC inspections. By working alongside a high functioning acute trust, Mental Health Liaison Service staff have the opportunity to be involved in the care of people experiencing a number of physical illnesses. The opportunity to develop knowledge and skills within these specialties is significant.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services across Bolton, Salford, Trafford, the City of Manchester as well as specialist provision. The Trust achieved ‘Good’ in its last CQC inspection and ‘Outstanding’ within the ‘Well Led’ component. Staff development is important within both the Salford Mental Health Liaison Service and within GMMH. Opportunities to engage in clinical and leadership development are supported.

The successful post holder will be part of the established Mental Health Liaison Team with a flexible approach to work, and be responsive and adaptable to the needs of the service.

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Applicant requirements

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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