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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Clinical Health Psychology Department at Alder Hey Children's Hospital are looking to recruit a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to join the neonatal partnership, based at Alder Hey and Liverpool Women's Hospital, supporting the neonatal pathway and neonatal units on these sites. It is anticipated that other 8a posts will be available at time of advert working into a range of medical or surgical specialties, so please do contact the service if you have an interest in working in a paediatric psychology role.

Applicants should hold the relevant professional qualifications and demonstrate a range of skills and expertise. Experience of working in a health setting (in-patient and out-patient) with individuals with long-term health conditions will be welcomed. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. We are planning to interview the week commencing 18th December 2023.

Please contact Dr Vicky Gray (Consultant Clinical Psychologists) to discuss further on (0151) 2525586. Candidates interested in either a full-time or part-time position will be considered.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of Clinical Health Psychology team to provide psychological support to young people with acute and chronic health needs and their families. To provide highly specialist paediatric psychological assessment and intervention at the same time as offering advice and consultation on the psychological care of children and families to non-psychologist colleagues in health and other agencies. This will involve being clinically responsible for complex therapeutic, and risk management work with clients who may be highly vulnerable, at risk, suicidal or aggressive. This work to be undertaken autonomously within the professional guidelines and overall frame work of the services policies and procedures. To be regularly responsible for providing training placements for trainee Clinical Psychologists. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the service. To collaboratively identify service priorities and take the lead on agreed elements of service development and delivery.

About us

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and busiest children's hospitals in Europe. The Trust has a world class reputation for providing general and specialist health care for children and a proud history of achievement and clinical innovation. As part of the Community Division, Clinical Health Psychology is a hospital-based mental health service providing psychological support to patients and their families experiencing emotional difficulties in relation to acute trauma, chronic health conditions and/or its treatment. We work closely with our multi-disciplinary colleagues and in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local authorities, other agencies, voluntary organisations, carers and users of our services. We have strong links with the Clinical Psychology doctoral training courses in the North West.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See JD's for information. The Clinical Health Psychology Department at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital are looking to recruit a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to join the neonatal partnership, based at Alder Hey and Liverpool Womens Hospital, supporting the neonatal pathway and neonatal units on these sites. It is anticipated that other 8a posts will be available at time of advert working into a range of medical or surgical specialties, so please do contact the service if you have an interest in working in a paediatric psychology role.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Registered with the HPCP.


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Significant demonstrable experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course and presenting with 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 possible physical aggression.
  • Experience of working within a paediatric setting with children and families addressing psychological issues arising from chronic physical health conditions and/or their treatment.
  • Attended a formal training programme in supervision of trainee Clinical Psychologist
  • Experience of teaching, training and / or supervision of Assistants or other professionals.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to young people, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in conducting and interpreting neuropsychological assessments and feeding information back sensitively to young people, families, and relevant members of MDT.


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.


Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Eaton Road

Liverpool

L12 2AP

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411-COM-23-5851807

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