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Band 8b Practitioner Psychologist

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 8b Practitioner Psychologist for a LOCUM contract in partnership with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will provide psychological support to Older Adults with complex Mental Health difficulties including Dementia. The service is an Inpatient Unit in the Blackpool area. This is a full-time opportunity available for the duration of 12 Weeks with the likelihood of extension.

Job Purpose: Band 8b Practitioner Psychologist

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

Location: Blackpool

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

Contract: 37.5 Hours | All Hours will be considered

The post holder will work as part of the wider multi-disciplinary Inpatient Mental Health Team and provide Psychological Assessments and 1:1 treatment to service users with Dementia amongst other Mental Health difficulties.
Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing to the patient's formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan and to provide advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments to Older Adults displaying complex Mental Health conditions including Dementia, within an Inpatient setting.


  • Psychology Qualification
  • HCPC Registration
  • Previous experience supporting Older Adults


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Exceptional referral bonuses
  • Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • 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.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency? At SCS, we believe in rewarding your loyalty and hard-work!

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus - If you're unhappy with your current agency or simply fancy a change, Service Care Solutions will give you £150 for bringing your current contract to us.

  • £250 Welcome Bonus - We are offering a Welcome Bonus of £250, paid after completion of 150 hours in your new placement.

  • Refer a Friend (Earn up to £750 per Referral) - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you up to £750 per Referral.