An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Counselling/Clinical Psychologist to join our psychology team on our Adult Mental health Inpatient Wards, at St George's Hospital Stafford. Applications are welcome from newly qualified psychologists and experienced psychologists looking for a new and exciting opportunity. Currently we have 3 assistant psychologists and a 2 principal psychologists covering 3 Acute Wards and a PICU in our growing psychology team.
Psychology is highly valued on our wards and within our MDT. The successful candidate will be supported in their visions and ideas for psychological working with patients and with supporting staff on the wards. The successful applicant will be facilitated freedom to be creative in the role. The psychology team works collaboratively in helping the pursuits of others.
As a University Trust, partnered with Keele University, we welcome and values research ideas and innovation.Main duties of the job
- To provide expert psychological assessment and reports, both written and verbal, to referrers of people with a wide range of psychological problems, in accordance with codes of professional ethics. .
- Following assessment, to provide expert formulation and psychological therapy to an exceptionally high standard to service users with a range of mental health problems.
- To formulate and implement plans for formal psychological intervention and/or management of a client's psychological difficulties, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
- To manage a specialist caseload autonomously and within the criteria directed by the Trust. To make difficult decisions about priorities and clinical issues.
- To work with the MDT via Joint Assessment, Sharing Formulation, Joint Intervention.
- Offering clinical supervision and teaching to the MDT, along with staff support and reflective practice on an ad-hoc basis. There will be opportunities to supervise assistant psychologists.
- To offer 1:1 psychology sessions and potential group sessions
By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by:
- Supporting your career development and progression.
- Excellent NHS Pension scheme
- Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
- Options for flexible working
- Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
- Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
- If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
- Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
- Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
- Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
- Free car parking at all trust sites
- Free flu vaccination every year
- Attractive relocation package
- Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)
And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To provide a specialist clinical psychology service within pathway to adults their families or carers. To work with clients alone at the team base, in local NHS settings or other care environments, or at their home as necessary. Within this to be able to communicate highly complex information effectively in highly emotive situations and overcome psychological resistances to potentially threatening issues. To be responsible for conducting psychological interviews, deriving information from self-report measures, rating scales, psychometrics (where necessary), direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care, interpreting complex data and giving feedback effectively and with sensitively. To be skilled in risk assessment and management. These demands will incorporate frequent intense concentration often in emotionally demanding or unpredictable environments. You will be expected to maintain high professional levels of clinical judgement and application of complex skills at all times.
You will provide expert psychological assessment and reports, both written and verbal, to referrers of people with a wide range of psychological problems, in accordance with codes of professional ethics. Following assessment, to provide expert formulation and psychological therapy to an exceptionally high standard to service users with a range of mental health problems.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Good undergraduate degree (preferably relevant to psychological therapy)
- Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, including psychosis, across the whole life course
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of assessing and treating clients across the full range of care settings.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St Georges Hospital
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