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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Uxbridge
Salary
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum inc. HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving Clinical Health Psychology department in a large district hospital, offering services to a range of specialities across the Hospital. We are looking for an enthusiastic and able individual to provide clinical health psychology services to the medical and surgical divisions of the hospital.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Health Psychology department has 11 wte's and provides input to adults from a variety of medical and surgical specialities including, including diabetes, cardiology, neurology, respiratory medicine, dermatology and gastroenterology amongst others. There are staff employed specifically for CFS / ME, chronic pain, staff support, post-covid, obstetrics & gynaecology, oncology & palliative care and neuro-rehab. The majority of work is outpatient based, although there is some inpatient work.

About us

The service is part of a large multi-speciality Clinical Psychology department with good links with other specialities within the department. CNWL actively encourages and supports CPD. We take trainees from the London Regional training courses in Clinical Psychology.

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

Job description Job responsibilities
KEY RESULT AREAS

Clinical:
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the clinical health psychology service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.
  • To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the Clinical Health Psychology service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.
  • To 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.
  • To act as care coordinator, where appropriate, taking responsibility for initiating planning and review of care plans under enhanced CPA including clients, their carers, referring agents and others involved the network of care.
  • To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care.


  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology or its equivalent, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
    Desirable
    • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in health psychology, research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
    • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect 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.
    Desirable
    • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
    • Experience of ACT / mindfulness in a variety of therapeutic contexts
    • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural and specialist contexts including pain management and health psychology.
    Knowledge and Skills Essential
    • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
    • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
    • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
    • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
    Desirable
    • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses, people with additional disabilities etc).
    • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
    • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
    Other Essential
    • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
    • 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.
    Desirable
    • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
    • Personal experience of mental health


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