Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
12 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019

Job Description

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately Apply people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Band 8a No Wrong Door Life Coach (Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist)

You must have permission from your current line manager to apply for this post as a secondment.

Please note that Trafford HYM will TUPE to RMCH/MFT on 1st October 2019. This will not affect your permanent employment status if seconded.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to work as part of a pilot project in partnership with Trafford Local Authority as part of a wider Greater Manchester initiative implementing the No Wrong Door model of service provision for young people on the edge of care, edging into care and in care.

The post of Life Coach (clinical psychologist) will be based in the Trafford No Wrong Door Hub, Kindle Lodge. No Wrong Door is an integrated service model for adolescents with complex needs that bring together a team of specialists working together through a shared practice framework. The service aims to promote improved emotional and mental wellbeing, placement stability, including young people remaining at home, reduction in missing and fewer referrals to high cost and secure accommodation.

The Hub team will be integrated and multi-disciplinary and practitioners will work together in a single space with a common theme of practice based on restorative practice and signs of safety. The post of Life Coach (clinical psychologist) will be part of the multi-agency team based in the Hub and will operate under one Hub management structure. The Hub staff team will typically consist of key workers, portfolio leads (key workers with additional levels of responsibility relating to the core offer), speech and language therapist, police offer, Hub foster carers, manager and intelligence (data) officer. Other local services will be drawn in and the Life Coach will receive supervision and line management support via the local CAMHS team.

Ways of working will include flexible working for staff, staying connected with young people after leaving the service, a shared practice framework and regular culture and practice days.

You will be required to:
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.
  • Utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served.
  • Take the lead in the development of new areas of service delivery.
  • Provide supervision to qualified and pre-qualified staff.
  • Offer expert consultation to partner agencies and other professionals and within the multi-disciplinary team.

You would be working with a range of presenting mental health needs. Experience of working with children in care and on the edge of care would be desirable. Excellent assessment skills and the ability to formulate clinical decisions and management plans are essential, including assessment and management of risk. You will strive to achieve the best for every young person, show commitment to delivering evidence based practice and have the capability of making clinical decisions around complex and emotive issues, supported by knowledge of relevant legislation and safeguarding in relation to the client group. You will monitor and evaluate treatment offered to service users adhering to professional and service guidelines. You must be an excellent communicator, be flexible, self-motivated and have a willingness to build links with colleagues across team and agencies.

If you enjoy working intensively with young people who present with a variety of different mental health and social needs, and you can manage complex cases and systems, we would welcome your application. The post will be linke

Ref: LCO43519

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