We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology team. The department is based at Charing Cross hospital and provides services to the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which includes the North West London Regional Neurosciences Centre.
We are looking to recruit an HCPC-registered, specialist clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist to play a key role in the provision of the neuropsychology service to the Charing Cross Neurorehabilitation Unit (CNRU). Specialist supervision is provided by a more senior clinical Psychologist.
There are opportunities for service development, staff consultation and training research and audit. We offer specialist supervision and full funding for the MSc in clinical neuropsychology.
This post is also advertised as a band 8A and we would support preceptorship to this level for a successful band 7 applicant.Main duties of the job
The post holder will join the Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology department, consisting of 17 whole time equivalent staff working across a broad range of specialties within ICHNT as well as in other hospital and community settings. The department is a friendly, supportive place to work, committed to clinical supervision, continuing professional development and career progression.
Together with an experienced, existing Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Psychologist, the post holder will play a key role in the provision of a comprehensive neuropsychology service to the CNRU. CNRU is a 15 bed, level 2 neurorehabilitation ward with admissions ranging from 4-12 weeks. Four of the beds are for level 1 patients - those with highly complex needs. The Clinical Psychologists are highly valued members of CNRU's enthusiastic and friendly MDT. There are strong links to psychologists working in other parts of the service enabling effective communication and good continuity of care.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 descriptionJob responsibilities
For further information on the job role and the main responsibilities please see attached Candidate Pack.Person SpecificationTRAINING & QUALIFICATIONSEssential
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, or its equivalent, leading to registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
- Pre-training/placement experience of working within a neuro rehabilitation or neurological setting
- 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.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSEssential
- Experience of working with patients with neurological conditions
- Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
- Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
- Experience of the application of applied psychology in different cultural contexts and experience of working within a multicultural framework.
- Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
- Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- knowledge of the theory and practice of Clinical Neuropsychology
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for patients with physical health problems.
West London NHS TrustAddress
Charing Cross Hospital
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