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25 Apr 2019
£40.00 - £41.00 per hour
MSI Group hold the Master Vend contract for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust which means that we have exclusivity on all of the county wide locum roles within this Trust.
We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist who specialises in the area of Neuropsychology paediatrics. You will be expected to provide a specialised paediatric neuropsychological service. The postholder will provide a specialist neuropsychological assessment and therapy service at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the relevant clinical team’s policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the Clinical Neuropsychology Service. With the support of the Head of Service, contribute to the planning and development of the Paediatric Neuropsychology Service.
Your role will involve providing highly specialist and complex neuropsychological assessments and devise psychological treatment for clients presenting with a range of complex problems involving physical, cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes (due to injury or neurological condition) and/or needs based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client’s psychological and neuropsychological problems, employing evidence-based methods. Assessments will be based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care. Information will often be conflicting and incomplete so exceptionally high levels of analytical skills and judgement will be required to form on opinion on complex and unique presentations. You will manage a caseload of in-patients and out-patients (and significant family members) with complex needs and to exercise full autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment, reassessment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans, ensuring appropriate assessment, formulation and interventions and communicating with the referral agent and others involved with the care on a regular basis. This will involve working closely with extremely distressed clients and families and with highly emotive clinical material (e.g.. children who are facing life limiting conditions and those who have experienced loss, disability and trauma, and significant adjustment issues).