P rincipal Clinical Psychologist


ASSIGNMENT AND REVIEW OF WORK



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8. ASSIGNMENT AND REVIEW OF WORK

Within the department, the postholder has been designated the Designated Clinical Team Psychologist for a continuing care ward and one of the leads for psychological therapies. They will be responsible to one of the team lead psychologists. Within this role the postholder is expected:




  • To work autonomously and independently to meet the needs of the ward and the service. They are responsible for their own time management, for prioritising their workload, their assessments and interventions, and for meeting deadlines, e.g. case review reports.

  • To take full responsibility for the interpretation of professional, national and local guidelines and policies

  • To act as Chairperson of the PTS Steering Group that they are responsible for..

  • To take responsibility for the delegation of workload to members of the PTS team that they are responsible for.

  • To take responsibility for the ongoing supervision and review of the work undertaken by multi-disciplinary members of the PTS team that they are responsible for ; to line manage those staff that work directly to them. (other psychologists, assistant psychologists, trainees etc)

  • Hold Clinical Governance capacity to ensure and monitor the PTS Service that they are responsible for.

  • To take full responsibility for working with patients with the most complex psychological needs (e.g. severe mental illness and personality disorder)

  • To be individually accountable for all of own clinical decisions
  • To be party to budgetary demands and applications relevant to the PTS that they are responsible for.


  • In common with all clinical psychologists, to be responsible for consulting with clinical supervisor, in accordance with good practice guidelines.

  • To receive an Individual Performance Review from line manager (team lead psychologist) and in so doing identify personal development and training needs, agree a personal development and training plan, set individual objectives in line with hospital objective, review objectives and performance regularly and review workload.

  • In common with all clinical psychologists, to be responsible for consulting with peers as required

  • Responsible for sustaining the Psycho-Social Interventions for Psychosis Service and for the capacity of the service






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