Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

A part time (30 hours per week) permanent position for a Highly Specialist Clinical Neuro Psychologist has become available within the North Community Neuro Rehabilitation team working within CPFT.

You will be a hard-working, inspirational Psychologist who is a natural leader. We are looking for a motivated and committed person to apply for this Band 8a post, or a Band 7 developmental post with the opportunity to become a Band 8a within this supported structure. This Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist will work across the Community Neuro Rehabilitation teams in the North of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation trust. This will include the Peterborough and East Cambridgeshire area.

You will be passionate about Neuro and be able to deliver high quality, evidenced based specialist rehabilitation to patients.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dedicated growing team who make a difference to patients, carers and the teams you will work with. You will be joining a team which includes a healthy mix of staff experience including; Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Psychologist and Neuro- Rehabilitation assistants. Our Neuro Psychology team is growing and the team is led by an experienced Clinical Psychologist working across the Community Neuro rehabilitation team and the Stroke Early supported discharge team.

A structured plan of learning will be incorporated into your role and you will have the support of our team of Psychologists both within the service and within the organisation as well as the opportunity to learn and develop your skills.

You are someone who follows their initiative and is able to think and work “outside the box”. You have a track record of being a good team-player and are willing to go the extra mile where necessary to produce excellent work. You are eager to continue to learn and develop as well as lead on the continuing professional development of other staff members.

The Community Neuro Rehabilitation service works across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, with the successful candidate having a base in one of our North locations (Peterborough or Doddington) depending on the successful candidates home location. The Community Neuro Rehabilitation team serves a large local population and provides specialist care for people who have experienced a moderate/severe stroke or have been diagnosed with a long term neurological condition such as MND or MS.

The team accepts referrals from health professionals and has strong links with Cambridge University Hospitals, North West Anglia Hospitals and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Kings Lynn.

New patients are referred and assessed daily, (except weekends) with time allocated for reflection, integration of evidence based care, peer learning and incorporating CPD into daily practice. The team offers a programme of rehabilitation for patients following their diagnosis with therapy and support. The successful candidate will work with a team of highly specialist Neuro psychologists and help develop the integration of the Community Neuro Rehabilitation team and the Stroke Early Supported Discharge team.

We are committed to promoting and supporting on-going professional development. Aside from regular specialist clinics there are monthly team CPD sessions and quarterly service wide development mornings. These comprise a variety of learning opportunities which include peer review and outside speakers to inform and develop our service. We are committed to the progression of Psychology within our service. The department recognises the positive impact that further education can bring to the individual and the rest of the team. There is support available for completion of further education.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Linda Crawford

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychology Lead

Stroke Early Supported Discharge Service and Community Neurorehabilitation Service

Reference: 41286628

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