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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Reference JOB-26691

Location Dublin 9

Job Type Permanent

Category Clinical Physiologist

Position: Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Type: Full Time Permanant

Location: Dublin 9 

Salary: HSE Scale Starting at €91,000 DOE 

On behalf of our clients, TTM Healthcare are looking to recruit a Senior Clinical Psychologist based in Dublin 9 for an acute Mental Health facility. Our clients are committed to providing the highest standard of care and support to residents. Patients are cared for in an environment appropriate to their needs, where the priority is to preserve their dignity and promote their independence. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Professional/Clinical)

• The delivery of professional psychology services 

• Carry a clinical caseload appropriate to the post

• Provide psychological assessments for the client groups based upon the appropriate use, interpretation, and integration of data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, direct and indirect observation and interviews with clients, family members and/or carers

• Provide clinical supervision to other psychology staff members 

• Exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment, and discharge of clients whose problems are managed using psychologically based care plans

• Contribute a psychological perspective to case planning and multi-agency case working and review and call multi-professional meetings when appropriate

• Communicate effectively and work in co-operation with team members and others to ensure integrated service provision

• Develop and maintain close liaison with key stakeholders

• Ensure co-ordinated interdisciplinary and inter-agency service delivery

• Participate in meetings, committees and/or conferences as required

• Act as a representative of the psychology service/profession as required

• Work within limits of professional competence in line with principles of best practice, professional conduct, and clinical governance

• Represent and advocate for the psychological needs of service users

• Work in and promote an ethical and professional manner always

• Undertake Key Worker role as required Research & Evaluation

• Utilise evidence-based literature and research to support effective practice

• Undertake project management including audit and service evaluation with colleagues within the service to help develop service provision

• Participate in evaluation of all clinical activity within the post and provide such information as required for service monitoring and evaluation

• Conduct, encourage and support service-related research and provide research advice as appropriate

• Publish research outcomes in professionally recognised journals and share information on outcomes at professional conferences where appropriate

• Represent a professional viewpoint in relation to nationally accepted good practice and to ensure a high level of ethical standards and professional conduct Education & Training

• Receive regular clinical professional supervision

• Provide post-graduate teaching and training and deliver teaching and training to professional postgraduates including Doctoral Psychology trainees

• Provide supervision to the work of non-psychologists in delivery of psychological interventions as appropriate

• Provide psychological training, advice, and consultation to other healthcare colleagues in areas relevant to direct clinical work and to psychology service provision

• Provide professional and clinical supervision of trainee psychologists

• Be informed of developments in national policies, strategies and legislation and perceived impact on practice

• Take responsibility for continuous professional development and ensure compliance with statutory registration requirements

• Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards and ensure their staff compliance

• Have a working knowledge of Mental Health Commission’s Judgement Support Framework (JSF) and Standards as they apply to the role. Management

• Provide line management supervision to assigned staff

• Manage and co-ordinate service delivery in their area of responsibility

• Assign duties and responsibilities as appropriate to ensure effective service delivery

• Ensure the maintenance of appropriate service user records and statistics in accordance with Highfield Healthcare’s requirements and local guidelines, Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection

Acts and other relevant legislation

• Provide service reports/data as required

• Contribute to the development and implementation of information sharing protocols, audit systems, referral pathways and integrated care arrangements

• Actively participate in the development and continuing improvement initiatives of psychology services

• Contribute to policy development, performance monitoring, business / service planning and budgetary

• Maintain an awareness of HR policies and procedures/engage in recruitment processes and other HR functions as required

• Maintain professional standards about service user and data confidentiality

• Keep up to date with organisational developments within the Irish Health Service

The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned.

Eligibility Criteria

A recognised University degree or diploma (QQI Level 8 equivalent) obtained with first or second-class honours in which psychology was taken as a major subject and honours obtained in that subject and

A postgraduate professional psychology qualification recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology as appropriate to the area of professional psychology in which the position is designated


A postgraduate professional psychology qualification validated by the Department of Health and Children in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology as appropriate to the area of professional psychology in which the position is designated

Have at least five years satisfactory postgraduate experience in professional psychology in which the position is designated. The five years’ experience must comprise of no more than three years full time Post Graduate training and no less than two full years’ experience as a Staff Grade Psychologist. Years more than the permitted three years for completion of the Post Graduate training or time not worked cannot be taken into consideration when assessing the five years’ experience requirement.

Possess the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and management ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office

For more information regarding this role please apply today!

Grace Kilroy

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