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Psychological Service Professionals

Working as a Consultant or Speciality Doctor at a mental health trust can be both a challenging and rewarding career. You will play a vital role in providing high-quality care to people with mental health problems, working closely with other healthcare professionals such as psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers to ensure that people receive the care they need.

Your role is to provide expert care to people with mental health problems, and you work towards improving the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

At EPUT you will join a well-established highly professional multidisciplinary team that includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Behaviour Therapist, Nurses, Occupational therapists, Speech and language therapists. These are the roles for Psychological Services we offer to our patients and communities: 

Psychologists Psychiatrists General Practitioners with an Extended Role

Clinical psychologists are mental health professionals who use psychological principles to assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders. They are not qualified to prescribe medication, but they can provide therapy and:

  • Assess and diagnose mental health problems.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Provide therapy to individuals, families, and groups.
  • Conduct research on mental health problems.
  • Teach and train other healthcare professionals.
  • Advocate for people with mental health problems.
Psychiatrists specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental health conditions. They are qualified to prescribe medication and provide therapy and:
• Assess patients' mental health needs and develop treatment plans
• Prescribe medication
• Provide therapy and counselling.
• Work with other healthcare professionals to provide a comprehensive care package for patients
• Educate patients and their families about mental health
• Conduct research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions
GPs with an extended role provide medical assessments, which would include monitoring of risk and medical monitoring to patients with mental health problems. They are involved in consultancy to a wide range of staff in primary and mental health services, teaching and training and contributing to service audit and evaluation. It is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge within their specialism and further with opportunities to build local and national networks and to attend national training events.

What makes working for our Mental Health Trust special? 

We offer varied and interesting work that will challenge you and help you to continue to grow your skills. You will have the opportunity to work on different projects, with a variety of patients, and be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team.

We value your expertise and encourage you to use your experience and skills to provide the best possible care to your patients. You will have the flexibility to use different models and approaches based on the individual needs of your patients.

We are committed to enabling our staff to learn and grow their skill set. We offer a variety of professional development opportunities, including in-house and external training, conferences, and workshops.

We believe that every patient is unique and deserves individualized care. We encourage you to use your expertise to develop innovative and effective treatment plans for your patients.

We are more than just a healthcare provider. We are also advocates for our patients. We teach, educate and inform. We work to improve their quality of life by helping them access the resources and support they need.

We believe that it is important to see the person behind the diagnosis. We take the time to get to know our patients and their individual needs to offer help that works for them.

The work we do changes lives. We help our patients improve their health and well-being to allow them to live a life where their disability does not define their abilities. 

Metal Health specialists play a vital role in the NHS, providing high-quality care to people with mental health problems. If you are interested in a career in clinical psychology, EPUT is a great place to come and work.

We are looking for courageous, compassionate and committed professionals who want to leave its mark on our services, patients and culture. Join us to become part of a strong and supportive team during a time of growth and transformation. Apply today! 

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