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Assistant Psychologist

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Negotiable pa
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen to work for the Psychology Stroke & ICNS Services at Rotherham District General Hospital, working with stroke survivors and Neurological rehabilitation across the care pathways.

This role is to support and enhance the professional and psychological care of the TRFT Rotherham Foundation Hospital Trust service users, within the Rotherham Stroke Service and INCS - Integrated Neurological Conditions Services; to provide psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of the Stroke and INCS psychologists, work independently according to a plan agreed with the psychologists and within the overall framework of the teams' policies and procedures. To also assist in clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

Main duties of the job

The work into Rotherham Hospital is based in a small psychology team with clinical psychologists and assistant psychologists working together, with a consultant clinical psychologist supporting the whole team.

Each worker is allocated to work into a specialist area - in this case: stroke and ICNS.

There is a small psychology office, on site and support received from SHSC. Online meetings are held to ensure psychologists are able to share ideas and resources, to work across specialities - including working with colleagues in children's services in Rotherham.

Duties include:

Clinical interventions

Service development

Audit & research

Multi-disciplinary learning and contributions to Neurological conditions and stroke services.

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical: To be required to work on a frequent basis with people with acquired brain injury, stroke, and other neurological conditions.

To undertake protocol based psychological assessments of service users, including the use of neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with service users, family members and others involved in the persons care under the supervision of the Clinical Psychologist.

To report the outcome of assessments to the Clinical Psychologists and/or other members of the multi-disciplinary teams .

To assist in the formulation and delivery of care plans involving the psychological treatment and/or management of a service users problems, under the supervision of the Clinical Psychologists in the Stroke Service and INCS.

To assist in the development, coordination, running and evaluation of therapeutic groups

To work with other staff to assess service users and review their care in preparation for multi-disciplinary reviews &to attend and contribute to appropriate multi-disciplinary meetings.

To assist in the development of a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings where care takes place.

To assist in the design and implementation of service development projects within the services as required.

Person Specification Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • oAn ability to organise own workload and ensure timely communications.
  • oAn understanding of the needs and difficulties of people who have a stroke, acquired brain injury or other neurological conditions
Skills Essential
  • oExperience of working with people who have a stroke, acquired brain injury or other neurological conditions.
Training Essential
  • oAn upper second-class honours degree or higher in psychology.

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