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by BlueCat
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Wiki: What clinical psychologists do
Topic: A day in the life of a healthcare assistant (inpatient)...
Replies: 4
Views: 36753

Re: A day in the life of a healthcare assistant (inpatient).

I have checked this thread as a member of the moderating team. I really appreciate the time these posters have spent giving others an insight into what the realities of these roles are. However, having read through them, I am struck by the language used in one or two - psychiatric and labelling. It ...
by BlueCat
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Wiki: Professional issues and lingo
Topic: Agenda For Change (AfC): Bandings, Profiles, Pay, etc
Replies: 1
Views: 13213

Re: Agenda For Change (AfC): Bandings, Profiles, Pay, etc

It is worth highlighting that this post has been substantially edited to bring it up to date with the current landscape, including the differences in the ways the devolved nations have implemented minimum/living wage and pay freezes/uplifts, resulting in some differences in the pay scales across the...
by BlueCat
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Do I have enough experience to get onto clinical training?
Replies: 7
Views: 5202

Re: Do I have enough experience to get onto clinical trainin

In terms of the minimum requirements set out by each course, yes you have "enough". But as others have pointed out, it isn't just a case of collecting it, it's about how you have developed your ability to think, reason and take decisions from a psychological perspective. It sounds like your portfoli...
by BlueCat
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: What works well in IAPT?
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: What works well in IAPT?

Is there nothing that people think works well?
by BlueCat
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Is pre-trainee exp relevant to post-training job seeking?
Replies: 6
Views: 2802

Re: Is pre-trainee exp relevant to post-training job seeking

The two years post qualification experience is for an 8a I'm guessing, not a 7? Absolutely it would need to be post qualification. Employers won't discount pre qualification experience but being an assistant psychologist is in no way shape or form equivalent to working as qualified. So no, experienc...
by BlueCat
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Can an employer rescind a job offer?
Replies: 15
Views: 5639

Re: Can an employer rescind a job offer?

It was a long time ago and hasn't happened again! I'd tend to disagree with you....I don't think it is bravado or xonfidence.....I think it is professionalism. If I had accepted the first post whilst knowing I had another post coming up with the intention of pulling out if I was offered the second.....
by BlueCat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Process of giving notice / starting new job
Replies: 13
Views: 8260

Re: Process of giving notice / starting new job

I was offered a new job, same band but different department, with my current employer. I've had to go through all the same pre-employment checks as a new starter. I was offered the job on 24th November and am just now waiting on a start date. I did give my notice in on 24th November because I have t...
by BlueCat
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Can an employer rescind a job offer?
Replies: 15
Views: 5639

Re: Can an employer rescind a job offer?

Yes this is exactly why sometimes you don't hear back for a week or more! I was in the fortunate position of having three job interviews within a fortnight and I genuinely didn't know which one I wanted. I was offered all three, and asked the first two if they would mind waiting until after I'd hear...
by BlueCat
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Can an employer rescind a job offer?
Replies: 15
Views: 5639

Re: Can an employer rescind a job offer?

Unfortunately I was once involved in the recruitment of an AP where the post was rescinded after they were offered it, but before any hr/references were done. It was due to a significant restructure of the service that we'd not known about prior to the interview (and ultimately led to mine and the ...
by BlueCat
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: Maintaining Nursing Registration as an HI Therapist?
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: Maintaining Nursing Registration as an HI Therapist?

You're probably nest off asking a nursing forum not a psychology forum! What are the requirements for Re registration?
by BlueCat
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: What works well in IAPT?
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

What works well in IAPT?

I'm shortly going to be starting a post in primary care in Wales, with a specific remit to focus on children and families. We don't have IAPT in Wales at all. I'd be really interested to hear your perspective on what works well in IAPT, including adult services, but particularly if you have any pers...
by BlueCat
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: The “truth” about doing a psychology degree
Replies: 6
Views: 3824

Re: The “truth” about doing a psychology degree

I found her too irritating to watch beyond about 30 seconds, I'm afraid. But no great surprise that people are telling "facts" on social media without any knowledge of the topic, that seems to be par for the course. I managed about two minutes, during which time she'd repeatedly made herself look r...
by BlueCat
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Career Changes WITHIN Psychology?
Replies: 2
Views: 2239

Re: Career Changes WITHIN Psychology?

I think it is easy to do at lower bandings, but would be very difficult at higher bandings, where experience of that specialty is required. So I would imagine you could hop around band 7 posts easily enough, band 8a with more difficulty, and 8b upwards almost impossible.
by BlueCat
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9308
Views: 1662290

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

I got the job.
This means I will have a job after the end of March when my current contract ends.
It is the right grade, right number of hours, and right location.
It is permanent.
I am happy.
by BlueCat
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Bank work on application form
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Re: Bank work on application form

I would add up all the hours (ish) you did in total. Then I would work out how many weeks that was over (including weeks you didn't work). Then I would divide the number of hours by the number of weeks. That is your average. Put that. Then explain in the "duties" bit that it was irregular work, some...