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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity as a qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work in a busy regional Renal Centre?

An opportunity has arisen to join the Renal Team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire on a permanent basis. We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual who would like to work alongside MDT colleagues in supporting patients with a CKD diagnosis or under renal replacement therapies and their families and carers.

The team serves a busy acute hospital and neighbouring trusts, with a wide range of nurses, medics and allied professional supporting renal patients.

There's opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of renal conditions and cutting edge treatments, working with inpatients and outpatients. You will be working alongside the service lead and part of a wider renal medicine team across the trust with excellent support provided for your development. We also have excellent administrative support for the team.

This position is for a band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist.

Part time and job share candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please note this post will require onsite working with little opportunity for remote working

Main duties of the job

From delivering the world's first COVID-19 vaccination, to starring on BBC Breakfast and the award winning BBC's 'Hospital' Programme, there has never been a better time to join the HSJ shortlisted 'NHS Trust of the Year' and one of the most visible Trust's in the UK. In addition you will be working in Coventry, which was 'UK City of Culture in 2021.
  • To provide highly specialist psychological assessments and therapy to people with a diagnosis of renal failure, their family and carers using highly complex psychological data gained from a wide variety of sources. This will include inpatient and outpatient referrals to the Renal Medicine Service at University Hospital Coventry and St Cross in Rugby
  • To ensure the systematic provision of psychological service, including the responsibility to prioritise work appropriately.
  • To use psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • To formulate 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, or, family.


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellencedesignated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide highly specialist psychological assessments and therapy to people with a diagnosis of renal failure, their family and carers using highly complex psychological data gained from a wide variety of sources. This will include inpatient and outpatient referrals to the Renal Medicine Service at University Hospital Coventry and St Cross in Rugby.

To ensure the systematic provision of psychological service, including the responsibility to prioritise work appropriately.

To use psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the clients care.

To follow up and to re-assess clients when considered appropriate, using approved statistical methods in order to make valid comparisons.

To communicate both orally, and in written reports, the content of these investigations and resulting formulations in order to support the work of multidisciplinary colleagues.

To formulate 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 and the nature and levels of social care available

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

UHCW NHS Trust

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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