An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 0.6 FTE Band 5 Assistant Psychologist in the Paediatric Neuropsychology Service at NUH, within the children's neurorehabilitation team.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who has a strong interest in the care and wellbeing of children with neurological conditions and injuries. The post holder will undertake baseline clinical neuropsychology assessments (children), link to schools and provide some support and brief interventions for children with an acquired brain injury and their parents/carers under the supervision of the clinical neuropsychologist. There may also be some opportunities to support with service and evaluation.
Please be aware this post may close early due to large volumes of applications.Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will be welcomed to the Department of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology within the trust. Currently there are over 30 clinical psychologists, and assistant and trainee clinical psychologists working across a number of medical inpatient and outpatient services within the Trust including: Adult and Paediatric Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neurorehabilitation Services, Stroke, NPH, Paediatrics, Burns, Cystic Fibrosis, Oncology, Cleft Lip and Palate, Major Trauma, Intensive Care, Renal and Haematology. We have excellent links with the University of Nottingham and regional Clinical Psychology Doctorate Courses.About us
With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country. We are, a large, complex, person-centred organisation with an excellent national and international reputation for the quality of patient care, research, education and innovation.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPlease read and familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification attached. For more information about the Trust, visit our websitePerson SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Experience of working as an Assistant Psychologist or Research Assistant (or similar) in direct clinical contact with people with psychological difficulties
- Experience of working with patients with neurological illness and injury
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Experience of administering neuropsychology assessments
Training and QualificationsEssential
- Experience of working with children with acquired brain injury / neurological conditions
- Experience of working in an acute NHS trust
- Degree in Psychology (upper second class or above).
- Eligible for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society.
Communication and relationship skillsEssential
- Training in topics related to mental health, psychological difficulties or psychological therapies.
- Ability to build positive relationships with colleagues and patients.
- Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Ability to use supervision appropriately.
Analytical and Judgement skillsEssential
- Understand the importance and function of supervision.
- Ability to describe psychological concepts in a manner that is accessible to patients and staff with no or little psychological understanding.
- Ability to correctly administer, score and interpret psychometric tests
- Ability to work with autonomy but within level of competence.
Planning and organisation skillsEssential
- Experience of Excel database management
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to be highly organised and prioritise workload.
- Have flexibility in approach to work.
- Have a proactive approach to managing difficulties that may arise in the role.
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