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Clinical Psychologist (Band 8a/Band 7 preceptorship)

  • NHS
  • Full Time
  • Oldham
  • 47126.00 to 53219.00 a year pa pro rata
NHS

Job Description

Are you a qualified Clinical Psychologist enthusiastic about improving the lives of older people with dementia and their carers? Do you have excellent people skills in addition to traditional clinical ones? If so, you could be the colleague we are looking for. You will be part of an enthusiastic multidisciplinary team including specialist mental health nurses, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and third Sector partners, including Age UK Oldham and Making Space.

Your responsibilities will include educating and supporting families and carers of people with dementia and teaching other practitioners, in addition to traditional work in neuropsychological assessment to aid early diagnosis. Research and audit opportunities may be negotiated as appropriate to the needs of the developing service.

Given the substantial ethnic diversity in Oldham we are proud to have established good diagnostic rates and work hard to offer post diagnostic support, but work needs developing further in this area.

The post holder will be a skilled band 7 qualified clinical psychologist with the passion and enthusiasm to work towards progression to a band 8A as part of their preceptorship. The time frame of development will be dependent upon previous skills and experience.

A keen interest in dementia is essential and experience working in dementia services will be an advantage.

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