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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum inclusive
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8B
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for a 0.5 WTE Band 8a/8b Clinical Psychologist to provide 12 months maternity cover for a clinical neuropsychology post based within the Hammersmith and Fulham Neuro-rehabilitation Service, which is part of Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

This service offers interdisciplinary community neurorehabilitation in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. There are a number of different care pathways offered by the service including neuro rehabilitation, assessment and advice for long term neurological conditions, disability management and support for rapidly progressive conditions. The service includes an early supported discharge team (ESD) for stroke patients and a Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Outreach Service (SNROS).

The post-holder will work across these different care pathways and be responsible for providing neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation for patients and their families. This will involve a range of work including cognitive assessment and rehabilitation, psychological therapy to help with emotional adjustment and engagement in rehabilitation, behavioural interventions, teaching and consultation.

We are looking for someone who has excellent clinical skills, experience of working with neurological conditions, the ability to communicate clearly to a wide range of professionals and an enthusiasm for service development.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve working as part of an interdisciplinary community neuro rehabilitation team consisting of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. The clinical psychologist is responsible for providing neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation for patients with neurological disorders as well as providing support for their families and carers. This includes cognitive rehabilitation, psychological therapy to help with emotional adjustment and engagement in rehabilitation, behavioural interventions, teaching and consultation.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the job role and the main responsibilities please see attached Candidate Pack.

Person Specification

TRAINING & QUALIFICATION

Essential

  • Post-graduate, doctoral level training in clinical psychology, or its equivalent, leading to eligibility for Chartered Status by the British Psychological Society.
  • Current registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council


Desirable

  • Post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Formal training in supervision of psychologists and/ or other health professionals


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision of working as a specialist clinical psychologist over a minimum of 18 months.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology assessment, intervention and outcome measures with patients with neurological conditions.
  • Experience of working at a specialist/highly specialist clinical psychologist level in neurological rehabilitation setting
  • Experience of working within and actively participating in a team environment and contributing a psychological perspective within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision of health care professionals and/or assistant/trainee psychologists


Desirable

  • Experience of taking a leadership role in service development


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Knowledge of recent government policy and legislation relevant to neuropsychological rehabilitation (e.g. NSF for Long Term Conditions, NICE Guidelines for Stroke)
  • Highly specialist knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for patients with neurological problems and neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology


Desirable

  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

CLCH Neuro Rehabilitation

London

W6 8RF

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