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Clinical Psychologist

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to work with adults in the Adult Weight Management Service and the North of Tyne Chronic Fatigue Service within our Long-Term Conditions Faculty. This is part of the wider Psychology in Healthcare Service which provides psychological support to adult, children and neuropsychology patients.

The Adult Weight Management Service (0.4 WTE)
The team is based in the community delivering our service at different locations across the city. The office base is at Regent Point, Gosforth. We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychologists, dietitians and an endocrinologist. The successful post holder will be involved in delivering evidence-based interventions, including 1:1 support and delivering groups. We have a very supportive team with close MDT working supervision and managerial support.
The North of Tyne Chronic Fatigue Service (0.4 WTE)

We work with people living with ME/CFS and are based in the NHS Molineux Street NHS Centre in Byker. We work closely with our medical colleagues in the RVI. The team consists of clinical psychologists, a psychological therapist and physiotherapists. Individualised assessments, formulation and psychological therapies are provided, including CBT, EMDR, ACT, and CFT. This delivered within a fatigue management approach. Group work will also be involved.

Main duties of the job

  • Interview date: 5th June 2024
  • Part time hours available
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist. Applicants must demonstrate essential requirements from the job description.

Key elements of this include:
  • A Doctorate inClinicalPsychologist, Counselling Psychology or doctoral level Applied Psychologist (Health).
  • Training in models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • HCPC registration.
  • Doctorate level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course with presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • An interest in working in working with people with long-term health conditions.


About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a qualified specialist clinical psychology service to the long term conditions service including inpatients and outpatients across all sectors of care providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy.
  • Offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to colleagues from other disciplines and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures.
  • To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service

Within each service, we are keen to support the development of newly qualified and more experienced psychologists in the role through post grad training and CPD opportunities. The post holder will receive regular support and supervision (as well as access to specialist supervision) within the service and have the opportunity to contribute to service development. The Psychology in Healthcare service provides training places and teaching for the local DClinPsych course.

Clinical
  • Delivering specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of patients within afatigue and weight management approach.
  • Maintaining an individual caseload with patients across a range of clinical severity and working with patients who may need to pace their engagement in treatment dependent onsymptom or conditionseverity.
  • Showing professionalism when working with patients who may become distressed in the face ofongoing difficulties with their health.
  • Being aware of the challenges and potential stigma faced by patients with long-term health conditions.
  • Consideration of barriers to engagement e.g., English is not a 1st language, social deprivation.
  • Undertaking triage which involves significant clinical decision-making when assessing referral and clinical information and deciding the appropriate treatment either within the service or signposting to a relevant service.
  • Contributing to MDT meetings and participating in effective multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • Communicating complex and clinically sensitive information to referrers, patients and professional colleagues effectively.
  • Candidates should be organised and self-motivated to manage own workload across out-patient and community settings.

Service Development
  • Contributing to service development and the Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives within the service.
  • In weight management, helping the team in reducing inequalities in the care we provide to people living with obesity.
  • Support the weight management team to collate data, to aid the evaluation of the evolving service. This includes expanding to offer a drug treatment pathway.

Group work/Teaching and Training
  • Able to deliver psycho-educational material, and content on fatigue management and adjustment for patients.
  • Delivering groups with content on disordered eating, emotional eating, and behaviour change.
  • Training for professional groups.

Research, audit and service development

This includes:
  • Being involved in research and audit service development opportunities.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the evidence base and working with colleagues within the service to develop service provision based on evidence.

The posts are based in Newcastle upon Tyne. In theNorth of Tyne Chronic Fatigue Service, we see patients from Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. You will provide psychological therapy services face to face, or via telephone and video appointments.In the Adult Weight Management Service, patients are from the Newcastle area. You will see patients face-to-face, or via telephone and video appointments.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Registered with HCPC (eligible for HCPC registration at appointment).


Desirable

  • Training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or fields of applied psychology.


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation 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 with presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.


Desirable

  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • In addition to obtaining the necessary qualifications and experience to practice as a clinical psychologist, has additional knowledge of National Good Practice of working as a clinical psychologist in Health Services.
  • 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 empathise and 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.
  • Doctorate 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 diagnosis, people with additional disabilities, etc.)
  • High level of 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


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP

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317-2024-19-26-DR

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