An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 Clinical Psychologist with an interest in physical health. This is a full time role, split between working in the community and in an inpatient setting. The post-holder will work across two sights, Gospel Oak Health Centre and St Pancras Hospital. Both sites are based within Camden, a large and diverse borough. When working in the community, the post-holder will be carrying out home visits, within patients own homes or other community settings, including care homes. This job would be suitable for a Clinical Psychologist with an interest in having a varied role, working as part of a team to provide high quality patient centred interventions. Main duties of the job
The caseload is comprised of adults who have been referred for rehabilitation and may present with multiple complex health needs. The post-holder will be working alongside Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Nurses and other medical staff, carrying out therapeutic interventions for patients presenting with psychological barriers to progress in rehabilitation, including low mood, anxiety and difficulties with adjustment to diagnosis. There will be additional opportunities for consultation to the team, service development and teaching, particularly to non-psychology colleagues.The post-holder will attend multi-disciplinary meetings to discuss and feedback patient care, contribute to family meetings and discharge planning. The post-holder will be provided with the opportunity to develop clinical and leadership skills through the support of senior colleagues, and will be part of a wider team of psychologists working in rehabilitation within Camden, who meet regularly for peer support and with an emphasis on continuing professional development.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.About us
If you come and work with us, we will ensure you are able to follow your clinical and leadership development priorities identified through your personal development and appraisal plan. We will equip you for mobile working and actively support flexible working practice.
You will enjoy the rewards of working with a client group for whom you can make a significant difference every day, and you will experience the strong motivation of being part of a supportive multi-agency effort which includes Medical, Mental Health, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Social care and Reablement staff.
We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across community services, whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL. Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post-holder will formulate and devise psychological treatment and management plans for referred clients and provide psychological treatment , using a range of specialist psychological interventions, appropriate to the clients presenting problem. They will utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other team members. They will provide psychological advice and psycho-education to both clients and their carers, including those clients with cognitive and behavioural difficulties. The post-holder may undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management. They will be required to communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients.
The role involves working alongside other disciplines, providing specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals and other services to assist in the formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan of clients. The post-holder will undertake responsibilities as a member of the multi-professional rehabilitation team, including attending team meetings and liaising with other health and social care professionals.
The post-holder will receive regular clinical professional supervision from a senior clinical psychologist, as well as regular peer support with other psychologists within Camden. They may be expected to provide professional and clinical supervision of trainee psychologists and assistant psychologists. The post-holder will also provide advice, consultation, training and supervision, where appropriate, to other health and social care staff working with the client group. The post-holder will facilitate and assist in the management of service development and provision and may be involved in including complex audit and service evaluation, with colleagues within the service to help develop and evaluate service provision.
The role involves contributing to the development and articulation of best practice in psychology within the service area, by exercising the skills of a reflexive and reflective scientist practitioner, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical psychology and related disciplines. The post-holder will be expected to maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues of relevance to the service, client group and mental health and to maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping.Person SpecificationDoctorate in Clinical PsychologyEssential
Education and QualificationsEssential
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Appropriate qualification in Clinical Psychology as recognised by the British Psychological Society and HPC
- Current registration with the He
Skills and knowledgeEssential
- Experience of working with clients across the lifespan, (particularly older adults) and acrossa range of settings including community, outpatient and inpatient
- Experience in the use and application of neuropsychological tests
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of working with adults with physical health conditions and dementia
- Experience of working with adults with neurological disorders (e.g. .stroke, MS, TBI) and physical disability
- Experience of working with clients with challenging behaviour
- Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
- Experience of providing consultation to the MDT
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
- Skills in a broad range of psychological assessment and treatment e.g., neuropsychological assessment,CBT
- Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St pancras hospital / Gospel Oak health centre
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