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Consultant Psychologist




Burton Park, Warwick Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0RD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




30 hours per week

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Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Location Description

Burton Park is a neurobehavioural locked rehabilitation hopsital for patients with acquired brain injury, many of whom will display co-existing neuropsychiatric or other conditions and present some degree of challenging behaviour. 

There are three wards offering 50 beds. Warwick Lodge, Dalby and Cleves. A variety of care pathways are available, including acute and longer-term neurobehavioural rehabilitation and person-centred care, emphasising the least restrictive setting. A 4 bed HDU is being developed on Cleves to cater for service-users requiring more intensive nursing support. Warwick Lodge caters for service users with higher levels of physical needs. Dalby is a therapy-led pre-discharge ward preparing service-users for a return to community living, and admits service-users who have progressed through the pathway on-site as well as taking direct referrals 

The multi-disciplinary team includes psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, physiotherapy, social workers and psychiatrists. 

Priory supports a network of Psychologists across its sites, with a Psychology Lead who coordinates regular meetings and a psychology peer group.

Job Advert Role Description

Our Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist role involves:

-Offering clinical leadership and overseeing the specialised neurobehavioural rehabilitation programme 
-Delivering clinical neuropsychology into the 3 wards 
-Actively engaging and contributing to appropriate local networks 
-Forming positive relationships with commissioners of services
-Assessing the suitability of referrals made to the service
-Overseeing the routinely collated service level clinical outcome measures (SASBO, MOAS), and where necessary identifying areas for continual improvement in the quality of the therapeutic programme
-Contributing to the supervision and specialist training of members of the multidisciplinary team and in particular meeting the supervision and training needs of any Assistant Psychologists in post
-Establishing and maintaining a research culture within the service.

To be successful as Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, you will need the following Professional Qualifications & Memberships
-Recipient of a BPS accredited and HCPC approved Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
-Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC
-Chartered Member of the BPS
-The ideal candidate would have undertaken post doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology and be entered on the BPS Special Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists
-Psychologists qualified in other disciplines with experience of neuropsychology will be considered

Professional Competencies & Experience
-Track record of effectively delivering clinical neuropsychology input to neurobehavioural rehabilitation services for people with ABI and challenging behaviour
-An advocate of neurobehavioural rehabilitation
-Advanced skills to assess, formulate, and evaluate complex cases, including the ability to manage multifaceted information, working in conjunction with service users and the multidisciplinary team, drawing from a range of applicable therapeutic, evidence-based psychological therapies

-Proven ability to produce clear, accurate formulations which then inform onward management. Ability to work with the wider care team to ensure consistency of care and adherence to psychologically driven management plans

Personal Skills & Qualities
-A professional who is able to positively influence a range of internal/external stakeholders to effectively promote and market Brain Injury Services
-A professional who can work with the Service Leads in setting standards, producing recommendations and effectively communicating these to the wider care team

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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