P rincipal Clinical Psychologist


This job description will be reviewed regularly in the light of changing service requirements and any such changes will be discussed with the post holder



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This job description will be reviewed regularly in the light of changing service requirements and any such changes will be discussed with the post holder.





  • The post holder is expected to comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality of Information.






7a. EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY


  • Computer PC to create clinical records, reports, presentations, spreadsheets and other documents. In addition, it may be used to facilitate literature searches, accessing online journals and the transmitting and receiving of patient or organisation related information

  • To routinely use highly specialist neuropsychological and psychometric test equipment in order to inform psychological assessment, to assist in the diagnosis of organic illness, cognitive functioning and to inform patient’s treatment plans. Testing requires developed sensory and hand-eye co-ordination/dexterity and manipulation of fine test materials.

  • To routinely use a range of expert psychometric measures including self report questionnaires, diagnostic assessment schedules, structured clinical interviews to inform psychological assessment including measures that assess mental disorder, substance abuse, personality disorder and risk.


7b. SYSTEMS


  • Dictating or typing clinical notes and reports

  • Using Microsoft Word to create patient clinical records, reports and file reviews and for the creation of other organisation documents.

  • Using SPSS, a statistical software package, to record and update information on patients involved in the Psycho-Social Interventions for Psychosis Service and analyse data for research or audit purposes.

  • Using Microsoft Power Point to create presentation

  • Using paper based record systems to record patient information

  • Using Microsoft Outlook for e-mail messaging which a standard means of communication within the Trust








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