Data Analyst and Assistant Psychologist - Agenda for Change Band 5
Applications are invited for a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced assistant psychologist with a background in research, audit or improvement to work with a Mental Health Integrated Network Team (MINT) to increase, improve and embolden mental health support within the West London area. These roles will sit in the 9 community mental health (MINT) teams across the boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham.
This role will involve leading on data analysis and continuous improvement alongside supporting the delivery of care for those client's waiting for a therapeutic intervention. This role therefore requires postgraduate competencies and experience in this area. The ratio of admin to clinical work is roughly 70:30. Before commencing in the role there will be an induction which will cover the key skills needed to undertake the role.
You are advised to apply promptly this vacancy will close once the required number of applications has been received. We anticipate a high number of applications for these posts, and will not be able to read long entries in the Supporting Information section. For our initial screening, we will read only the first TWELVE LINES of your Supporting Information, which must be laid out as detailed in the person specification.Main duties of the job
This post has been set up to manage and respond to the expansion of our community team offer. Our MINT service was set up in 2019 as part of the introduction of the Community Mental Health Framework.
The characteristics of the core population are people with enduring mental health needs
(psychosis bi-polar complex depression trauma) and complex emotional needs who may find it difficult to:
- make or maintain relationships
- connect with other people, including friends, family or work colleagues
- manage and control their emotions
- cope with life and difficult feelings
- manage their behaviours and impulses.
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.
Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.
The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.
The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached
The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.Person SpecificationQualifications and TrainingEssential
- A degree in psychology (minimum 2.1) providing GBR
- Postgraduate degree in psychology or health sciences with a significant research component
- Relevant experience of working in the NHS in an assistant and/or research/data related role.
- Experience working within a stepped care model in primary care, and following established evidence-based treatment protocols
- Experience of working with business information platforms and extrapolating key information
- Substantial experience delivering low intensity, high volume self-help interventions to people with common mental health problems in a mental health setting
- Experience of managing clinical risk assessment and safety planning
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary mental health team.
- Experience of high level research - familiarity with multivariate statistical methods, including the use of software such as SPSS and Excel.
Knowledge & SkillsEssential
- Experience of routine clinical outcome monitoring
- Experience offering low intensity interventions and/or DBT/CBT informed work
- Experience within a Service where agreed targets are in place, demonstrating individual and team clinical outcomes and clinical activity.
- Experience of working with psycho-educational groups, and/or outreach initiatives.
- Excellent leadership, problem-solving and communication skills
- Ability to communicate in verbal and written formats including correspondence, reports and on the telephone to a high standard. Ability to communicate complex statistical information in an easy to understand way.
- Organisational skills and excellent time management. Ability to balance clinical, research and admin requirements. Flexibility and adaptability in managing these competing priorities as is required by the team/service's needs.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative with minimal supervision.
- A high degree of basic numeracy.
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- Confidence in leading on projects/project management, sharing ideas and presenting to others.
- Ability to build good relationships with team members, both to work together on projects and to be able to implement changes in the team (e.g. ways data is reported/recorded).
- Patience and persistence when working with others across the team to explain any changes needed in an easy to understand way.
- Ability to think creatively when solving problems
- Ability to adapt to changes in the service. Desire to help the service to grow/expand/develop.
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