Consultant Neuropsychologist / Clinical Director
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- Location: Remote working from home with domiciliary visits in the south east
- Contract type: Permanent, 0.8 – 1.0 FTE
- Closing date: 12pm on the 16th of January 2023
- Overall management of the clinical team, working closely with and through the lead therapists to ensure a clear and consistent approach to case formulations, treatment planning, preparation of high quality integrated reports, implementation of agreed clinical protocols, clinical governance and risk management;
- Ensuring that the lead therapists are appropriately enabled and supported to undertake their own managerial and co-ordination responsibilities, and facilitating effective liaison;
- Chairing fortnightly whole team clinical meetings [online], ensuring structured oversight and monitoring of all ongoing rehabilitation programmes;
- Working in close association with the Chief Operations Officer and lead therapists to manage the service’s overall caseload and associated liaison with referrers and funders;
- Embedding, orchestrating, and monitoring the application of clinical quality assurance systems and processes;
- Leading and contributing to strategic service developments which have the potential to enhance or extend Cognivate’s overall provision, and participating in our 6-weekly whole team, in-person, Service Development meetings;
- Participating in a range of activities to promote Cognivate services, including through presentations, conference attendance, and generation of written material for the website and other publications.
- Carrying a modest clinical caseload, with hands-on involvement in a range of interdisciplinary rehabilitation programmes undertaken in clients’ homes or other community settings and/or remotely;
- Management and clinical supervision of associate neuropsychologists;
- Contributing to Cognivate’s burgeoning programme of online groups, which as part of our social mission we offer free of charge to people with TBI who otherwise lack access to other forms of rehabilitation;
- Undertaking and participating in training with team members and other professionals.
There will also be opportunities and encouragement to participate in research projects, to develop the team’s approaches to clinical evaluation and outcome assessment, and to build collaborative professional networks. Cognivate plays an active role in promoting such activities, currently hosting the Community Neuro Rehabilitation Network which now has over 500 members from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
- You must be an HCPC-registered clinical psychologist with extensive experience of practice in neuropsychology, community-based neurorehabilitation, and working within interdisciplinary teams.
- You will have strong leadership and management skills, evidenced through previous roles in successfully delivering services or projects which have involved co-ordination of teams working wholly or partly under your direction and supervision.
- You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor presentations and reports to the needs of different audiences.
- You will have experience of providing clinical supervision and/or consultancy to other psychologists, therapists, and/or trainees.
- Some experience of working in a private/medicolegal context would be an asset, but training and support with this will be provided.
Terms and conditions
The appointment may be on a fractional or full-time basis (minimum 0.8 fte). We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes participation in our profit-share scheme. You will receive excellent CPD support including access to clinical/professional supervision and training as appropriate to your development needs. Other benefits include:
- Flexibility in working hours
- 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
- employer contributions to a private pension scheme and/or other optional benefits, at an overall level of 20% of your salary
How to apply
If you would like to have an informal chat, or have queries about any aspect of the position or our service, Jane Powell would love to talk to you – please email her with questions or to arrange a call (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for applications is Monday January 16th, with interviews to be held in the latter half of January.
Your application should comprise your CV together with a short covering letter (1-2 pages) summarising key aspects of your experience and interest in the position.
Cognivate was launched in January 2021, bringing a fully interdisciplinary approach to neurorehabilitation in the independent sector. Our neurospecialist therapists from all the main disciplines work in a highly integrated and collaborative way with clients and their families to enhance their independence and quality of life.
We see people in their homes, workplaces, and online. Innovation and evaluation are key to our goal-focused approach.
Much of our clinical work is undertaken in a medicolegal context, and we work closely with case managers and other professionals. We also run online groups which are free of charge and open to anyone with acquired brain injury.