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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

45753 - 51668 GBP YEAR
Livewell Southwest CIC

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of inpatient clinical Psychologist at Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth. The Older Peoples’ inpatient service is a 25-bedded Service; Cotehele, is a 15 bedded ward focused on functional illness, and Edgcumbe, a 10 bedded ward specialising in dementia care.

Our Vision: To be the very best at helping people to live well.

Our Values: to always be: Kind...Respectful…Inclusive…Ambitious…Responsible.

Our aims:

  • We put people at the centre of what we do
  • We value support, and empower each other
  • We are an organisation with a strong social conscience
  • We transform services to make them sustainable

We pride ourselves on ensuring that psychological care for the Elderly is valued, and that the post holder supports the ward team who work in this area.

The post across both teams involves a variety of roles including assessment & formulation on admission, one to one therapy, group therapy, behavioural and neuropsychological assessment, training, supervision, facilitation of reflective practice with staff, contributing to discharge planning and offering teaching and consultation to residential homes prior to discharge.

The post holder will also provide supervision to trainee clinical psychologists and undergraduate psychology students on placement.

The post will suit a person with experience of working in Older Adult services inpatient or community, with an understanding of the importance of developing strong interdisciplinary relationships and a good reputation within an inpatient environment. Other important characteristics include an active working style, flexibility and a passion for improving patient focused and psychologically informed care.

The successful candidate will join clinical psychologists specialising in the psychological care of older adults, and work closely together to continuously improve service provision.

The Older People’s Mental Health in-patient Units have both been accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists through their Aims-Op programme.

Both Units have been rated ‘good’ by CQC and have been mentioned in their annual report for good practice.

Edgcumbe and Cotehele have both been nominated for annual Livewell SW awards.

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:

  • A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
  • Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Leadership programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
  • Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
  • Robust Preceptorship
  • An induction programme tailored to your needs
  • Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles

Rewards and benefits

  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme and competitive Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows and/or Government Pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Lease car scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation/conditions apply)
  • Cycle to work scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation)
  • School holiday childcare subsidies
  • Multiple flexible working options

Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Job share(s) considered.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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