Post COVID Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa pro rata incl HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
Clinical Psychologist - Band 7

0.6 WTE - 12 months fixed term contract

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated psychologist withexperience / an interest of working in mental / physical health and an interest / experience in COVID services to provide psychological support to patients with long COVID syndrome and their families. The clinical psychologist is an important part of the MDT and will be expected to meet with patients and families and carers to assess, formulate and provide the delivery of care. Additionally, the role requires consultation and liaison with the MDT, statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Flexible working is possible, including some remote working.
Interview Date:19th June 2023 (proposed)

Main duties of the job

The psychology service offers a range of therapeutic interventions for patients including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and family work. This is a comprehensive post and mental health, physical health and family work is covered within the role.

Supporting our staff and their mental wellbeing is an important part of our service and Trust philosophy. As such there will be opportunity to help facilitate case reflection for staff and to become involved in Schwartz rounds. Professional supervision is provided and the successful candidate will have access to a psychology team based both in the CUH and also at the Broad Green Community Neuro Service. Applications are invited from HCPC registered and BPS chartered clinical psychologists.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

qualification

Essential

  • doctoral level qualification in clinical psychology or equivalent
  • HCPC registered
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist


skills

Essential

  • Neuropsycholoical assessment
  • good communication


Experience

Essential

  • worked with families
  • MDT working


Desirable

  • neuro experience
  • community experience


knowledge

Essential

  • research / audit knowledge


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Broad Green Centre

Croydon

CR0 2PD

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