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Band 8b Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

Are you a Psychologist seeking a new LOCUM challenge? Do you have previous experience working with Adults suffering with mental health conditions?
Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8b Clinical Psychologist for a LOCUM contract supporting Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will provide psychological support the Mental Health Liaison Team. The contract will run for an initial period of 3 months with the likelihood of extension.

Job Purpose: Band 8b Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Pay Rate: £40.00 LTD p/h + £250 SCS Sign-Up Bonus

Location: Great Yarmouth

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

Contract: 37.5 hours per week (Flexible)

Job Role:
As a Practitioner Psychologist, your role in our core 24-hour service is pivotal. You'll deliver essential care and treatment across all inpatient wards and the emergency department at JPUH, working within a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Clinical Expertise:
    • Conduct comprehensive specialist clinical psychology assessments of complex clients within the service, utilising various psychological assessment tools and techniques.
    • Identify the nature, severity, and complexity of service user's mental health problems, advising on appropriate management and referral.
    • Lead on psychological formulations for clients to inform treatment and management plans.
    • Undertake risk assessment and management for individual service users, providing advice to colleagues as needed.
  2. Supervision and Consultation:
    • Supervise and support psychological assessment, formulations, and therapy provided by other psychologists and clinical team members.
    • Provide specialist psychological advice, guidance, and consultation to colleagues, contributing to service user formulations, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
  3. Teaching and Training:
    • Provide clinical supervision to assistant, graduate, or other psychologists as agreed.
    • Offer placements and clinical supervision for trainee clinical psychologists, ensuring acquisition of necessary skills and competencies.
  4. Management and Development:
    • Advise on service and professional management aspects, contributing to local policy and service development.
    • Manage workloads of attached assistant and/or graduate psychologists, adhering to team policies and procedures.


  • HCPC Registration
  • Clinical/counselling Psychology Doctorate or equivalent

The benefits of Service Care Solutions:

  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
  • Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

Are you happy with your current agency?

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus
  • £250 Welcome Bonus
  • Up to £750 Referral Bonus