Bank Practitioner Psychologist

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£28.14 to £45.02 an hour
Closing date
26 Jul 2023
The overall purpose of the post is to reduce/prevent undue work related psychological distress for individuals and in UCLH staff teams. Utilising the psychological evidence base for this population, this post will support recovery, embed incident response and trauma pathways for staff while offering informal staff support and signposting to other internal and external support offers. It will link in with wider local and organisational initiatives, such as supporting the development and use of Well-being Champions, enhancing civility and respect and reducing the impact of violence & aggression.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide psycho-education and trauma informed preventative measures (such as stress management, mindfulness techniques). These could include one off group sessions, or a programme of support to connect to ongoing cultural change within the organisation and localities.
  • To work closely with other psychologists and non-psychology colleagues in broader clinical psychology service in UCLH, in order to be able to demonstrate a high standard of clinical skill, multidisciplinary engagement and flexibility.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a persons psychological problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, teams and groups, drawing upon different explanatory models with a focus on the specialised needs of healthcare staff.


About us

UCLH offers the chance of progression and learning within the trust by being able to work closely with senior employees. Not only that Bank Partners also offer its exciting benefits while working with us which include NHS pensions, priority shifts over agencies and UCLH Workers will get access to an exclusive benefits platform called Xexec. You really can't let this opportunity walk by you!

Here at Bank Partners we understand the challenges that Health workers face, from being burnt out, Dealing with emotional stress and sometimes a lack of support. We have worked closely with UCLH to understand how to help tackle this for the well-being of our professionals. The Trust strongly supports their staff, so they have created a project called well-being for a short or long-term wellbeing initiatives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Reporting to the SPWS Consultant Clinical Psychologist, the post holder will provide staff support on a broad range of topics and issues with a view to enabling staff to manage their stress, trauma and prevent chronic conditions developing.
  • To develop and embed psychologically safe and effective groups and individual interventions for staff across the Trust in all disciplines (clinical & non-clinical). To facilitate debriefs, critical incident processing for staff to reduce distress and long term absence.
  • To employ core professional skills in carrying out outcome measures, and show skill in conducting risk assessments and refer to ongoing services if required.
  • To provide brief cognitive screenings, where indicated, for staff concerned about their memory, concentration and attention and to recommend further neuropsychology assessments by the local service when indicated.


  • Person Specification

    Experience

    Essential

    • Honours degree in psychology or related disciplines, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
    • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies and group work.
    • Knowledge of psychology as applied to mental health.


    Desirable

    • Qualification in EMDR
    • NHS experience in the past 6 months.


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    309-C9309-23-6403

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