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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rotherham
Salary
£45,753 to £51,668 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Profession
Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Clinical Psychologist - 22.5 hours (3 days per week) - For those seeking full time employment there are other hours and days available in the department and other health & specialist areas

An exciting opportunity has arisen to deliver a Paediatric Psychology service within Rotherham Hospital, working with children and young people with long term conditions (including diabetes) and medically unexplained symptoms. Applicants will need to be registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical Psychologist) and have post qualification experience of working with children and enthusiasm for working in a paediatric setting.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialist psychological assessments of service users referred to the Paediatric Psychology service, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and psychometric 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 person's care.

To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a service user's problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the person's problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy, across a full range of care settings.

About us

The postholder will work as a sole psychologist within the service, but with a range of support available. The post holder will be part of a strong Health and Medical Psychology Department at Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust which provides a range of services in Rotherham and Sheffield.

There are peer supervision and networking meetings with other psychologists working with children across services in Rotherham and a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Paediatric Psychology service at Sheffield Children's Hospital to give further opportunity for links with other psychologists. The Matron for Acute and Complex Care provides good ongoing support and a contact point for any operational matters.

This is a great opportunity to work within a service that are making improvements, and reflecting on practices, in line with improvement plans. Rotherham and Sheffield are on the edge of the Peak District National Park, with beautiful open spaces, hills, and reservoirs, and combine affordable living, low crime rates, access to a wide range of amenities, such as Meadowhall shopping centre, and a cultural hub.

Job description Job responsibilities

Psychological care will predominantly be provided in an outpatient setting at the hospital, working directly with children and young people aged 0-19 years of age and their families and also indirectly through liaison and consultation with the paediatrics teams and other agencies. Referrals include a wide range of conditions and ages, leading to a varied and interesting range of work and the postholder will have a specific role in the Paediatric Diabetes MDT, providing psychological services as required by the Diabetes Best Practice Tariff. The Clinical Psychology service is well established and valued by colleagues within the Hospital Paediatric teams.

Psychological care will predominantly be provided in an outpatient setting at the hospital, working directly with children and young people aged 0-19 years of age and their families and also indirectly through liaison and consultation with the paediatrics teams and other agencies. Referrals include a wide range of conditions and ages, leading to a varied and interesting range of work and the post holder will have a specific role in the Paediatric Diabetes MDT, providing psychological services as required by the Diabetes Best Practice Tariff. The Clinical Psychology service is well established and valued by colleagues within the Hospital Paediatric teams.

TRFT: The Rotherham Foundation Trust HospitalPsychology Service

Clinical supervision will be provided and you will be supported by the Psychology Services Manager. The post holder will be part of a strong Psychology Department at Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust which provides a range of services in Rotherham and Sheffield and there are peer supervision and networking opportunities with other psychologists working across the various services. The Trust is supportive of the numerous training options and qualifications that you could undertake within the role. Additionally, there are opportunities to work with DclinPsy trainees, teaching and research opportunities, and mentorship opportunities.

To work on a daily basis in face to face individual, family and/or in group therapy settings with service users (aged 0-19years) presenting with highly complex and distressing psychological problems.

To be responsible for implementing a range of specialist 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 different provisional hypotheses.

To provide highly specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals (both psychologists and non-psychologists) contributing directly to service users formulation, diagnosis and treatment plans.

To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all users of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the service user group.

Person Specification training Essential
  • Post-graduate, doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996), including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the HCPC and BPS2 o Registration with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist2 o Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.
Experience Essential
  • Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.
Experience Essential
  • work with children and families as a clinical psychologist


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