Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

Band 8b

Main area
Neuropsychology
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Fixed Term 6 months
Hours
Part Time 22.50 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH392
Site
University Hospital Southampton
Town
Southampton
Salary
£47,092 - 58,217 pa pro rata
Closing
18/01/2018 23:59

Background

The Wessex Neurological Centre is a Regional Unit that offers a 24-hour integrated specialist neurosurgical and neurological emergency, elective and investigative service to a population of three million. We pride ourselves in the provision of high standards of patient care and exemplary support to our employees.

We have an exceptional opportunity for a part-time Clinical Psychologist with training in Neuropsychology to join the team. The post is for six months in the first instance. This role was created to meet increasing demand for our diagnostic services, to provide input to the stroke team and to enable the Department to meet NICE recommendations for psychological representation on Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Neuropsychology who has undergone post-qualification training in Neuropsychological techniques and is either eligible for membership of the BPS Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (the gold standard for registration for clinicians practising in Neuropsychology) or has achieved a comparable standard of knowledge and practical experience.

We hope to recruit a Clinical Neuropsychologist who will provide

  • Input to out-patient diagnostic clinics offering Neuropsychological assessments for complex cases in response to referrals from Wessex Neurological Centre Consultants as well as from other Trust specialties. We also receive referrals from Neurologists, Psychiatrists and GP’s within the regional catchment area served by the Wessex Neurological Centre.
  • Participation in the Multi-Disciplinary Team for Stroke supporting staff and working with patients in the early stages of their recovery. Contributing towards the development of appropriate pathways traversing the hospital ward and services for Early Supported Discharge and Community re-enablement.

The post-holder will receive regular supervision in Clinical Neuropsychology and will also have the opportunity to develop their own specialist (clinical and research) interests within the Department.

Candidates should be registered with the HCPC as Practitioner Psychologists (or eligible for such registration) and have excellent written and spoken English. They should have undergone additional training in Neuropsychology such as the BPS QiCN.

For additional information regarding this post please see the attached documents Any remaining queries can be directed to the Head of Department: Professor Rosaleen McCarthy  rosaleen.mccarthy@uhs.nhs.uk. TEL: 023 8120 6577

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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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