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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
LONDON
Salary
£54,223 to £60,316 a year per annum inclusive of HCA
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Homerton Psychological Medicine (HPM) provides mental health support, assessment and treatment for patients presenting to the Homerton University Hospital (HUH). This team sits within the City and Hackney Crisis Pathway and works closely with Home Treatment team.

The post holder will be responsible for providing psychological interventions directly and within multi-disciplinary teams to address the needs of patients with physical and mental health conditions, including substance misuse, dementia/delirium and medically unexplained symptoms.

Teaching and consultation to hospital based multi-disciplinary teams and as well as mental health professionals within the Homerton Psychological Medicine service will be an important part of the role as will be the supervision of doctoral trainees, psychology assistants and associates.

The Crisis Pathway is currently undergoing a transformation and is looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist who will be able to support changes that will enhance service user experience.

Main duties of the job

Consistent findings show that 28% of UK general hospital adult inpatients have significant mental illness, with a further 40% having symptoms of anxiety and/or depression that includes adjustment disorders. Additionally, there is an overlap with alcohol misuse / alcoholism found on 20% of these inpatients. Rates of psychiatric morbidity are even higher in older adults (>65 years' old) when we consider the in-hospital prevalence of dementia (35%) and mild cognitive impairment (20%) in these older patients. Adding to the personal distress untreated mental ill health inflicts on these patients, this group has higher mortality (including but not exclusively suicide), and major economic consequences for general hospitals: increased lengths of stay, increased readmission rates and higher ED use following discharge Homerton Psychological Medicine (HPM) provides mental health support, assessment and treatment for patients presenting to the Homerton University Hospital (HUH). It provides a 24/7 service and has recently secured funding to provide a 'CORE 24' service which has enabled the team to employ a clinical psychologist.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for further details.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • oPost-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • oOne year of experience working within a physical health environment
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflects 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 the threat of physical abuse
  • oExperience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • oSkills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • oWell developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • oSkills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
  • oPost-graduate level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology.
  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS & HPC.


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