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Principal Clinical Psychologist, Service Specialist Autism

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Bristol
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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We are looking for thoughtful, compassionate and innovative highly specialist (principal) Clinical Psychologist with expertise in health care provision for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). This leader would be at the forefront of a new multi-professional service delivering holistic care in a paediatric health context, sharing knowledge, clinical expertise and training others. The post holder will work within the proposed NHS Children and Young People Gender Service (South West) within the governance structure of the service and Psychological Health Services as part of an Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to develop, deliver and evaluate specified services provided by a range of clinicians and health professionals. Provision will include clinical services, research and quality improvement including dissemination, and training and consultation to other partner services and agencies. As well as providing services into the new clinical programme, expected to open in November 2024, the clinicians will work via Psychological Health Services to provide complex case input to other paediatric or staff support services. Close working with partnership organisations will be a feature of the role.

Psychological Health Services is an award-winning department, recognised for a commitment to leadership and the development of Trustwide psychological services.

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Main duties of the job

Highly Specialist clinical care and leadership, to ensure the systematic provision of a psychology service to the NHS Children and Young People's Gender Service (South West)

Training, clinical supervision and consultation as appropriate, functioning as a lead specialist in the sub area of the CYP Gender Service

Joint working, consultation, training and service development activities

Research relating to service delivery

Management and supervision of staff

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

(Cont'd underDetailed job description and main responsibilities)

As a university teaching trust research and quality improvement forms part of UHBW's mission to support excellence in delivery of patient care, alongside education and applied research of the highest quality. We are engaged in high profile national professional networks at a senior level across BPS, NHS and charitable sector organisations. We have strong links to local and regional universities providing access to support research and clinical training with honorary appointment up to professorial level. Psychological Health Services has an expanding research portfolio and provide and support opportunities to develop this further.

Psychological Health Services take pride in their commitment to providing high quality and accessible CPD and access to skilled clinical and peer supervision. Examples of current CPD opportunities include monthly Trustwide departmental CPD meetings, journal clubs and an ACT supervision group. Our commitment to clinical excellence is reflected in our annual cycle of quality outcomes related to a wide portfolio of activity.

We work together to grow and shape the department we have a notice board style central point of communication to keep you up to date communicating via surveys about what matters to us all. Membership of departmental Service Delivery Groups (SDGs) give the opportunity to broaden skills and experiences and be involved in wider psychology initiatives.

As a large department Psychological Health Services provides clinical psychology services to a wide range of specialist multidisciplinary teams. Although the current recruitment is for a specific post, we welcome applications and enquiries from those who are interested in wider opportunities within our portfolio. We have a commitment in Paediatrics to collaborate with our colleagues as much as we can. This means we regularly offer advice and guidance to patients outside of our core patient group. This rewarding work is highly appreciated by the Trust.

As a way to support individual development, growth of expertise and service priorities, staff can benefit from opportunities to work into other clinical areas through discussion and planning with their line manager and head of service. This will be an element of the working lives of much of the staff group you would lead.

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Aptitudes

Essential

  • Advanced communication skills. The ability to provide and receive highly complex and sensitive information to and from staff and organisations in a culturally appropriate manner in highly emotive situations
  • This will include the ability to provide complex psychological information to staff in an accessible manner


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience of working as a specialist practitioner clinical psychologist providing direct clinical work, psychological consultation, case management supervision and training to a range of multi-professional and multi-agency teams in the specialist area (Autism Spectrum Conditions)
  • Post qualification experience of working as a specialist practitioner clinical psychologist undertaking consultation and service development
  • Experience working with health and social care teams either in the context of providing supervision, reflective practice or team development work
  • Formal teaching / presentation sessions to health and other professionals
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislation and guidance pertaining to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, consent, confidentiality and standards of psychological care within relevant NICE
  • Theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and the evidence base for the relevant treatment relevant to CYP with Autism Spectrum Conditions


Desirable

  • Experience of proposing and implementing service development
  • Experience working with health and social care teams either in the context of providing supervision, reflective practice or team development work including Psychological Debriefs
  • Formal teaching / presentation sessions to health and other professionals in the specialist area
  • Record of publications in either peer reviewed, academic or professional journals/books
  • Theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and the evidence base for the relevant treatment relevant to CYP with Autism Spectrum Conditions and gender diversity


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to generate systemic and individual psychological formulations and triage/deliver brief interventions based on applying psychological theories and models to the complex information generated by the patient and systems as appropriate
  • Advanced communication skills with the ability to provide and receive highly complex and sensitive information to and from patients and their families in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner in highly emotive situations. This will include the ability to provide complex psychological information to staff in an accessible manner.
  • Ability to access, record and manage information and data pertaining to the work undertaken in notes, data bases and electronic records as required.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage available time for clinical, managerial and professional activities effectively and safely
  • Able to travel as required
  • Well-developed IT skills including entry and analysis of research data
  • Skills in providing teaching and training to other professional groups
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to effective team functioning and holding team roles


Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology/counselling psychology or equivalent
  • Current registration as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council


Desirable

  • Training in the supervision of trainee clinical psychologists / other staff
  • Management/leadership training


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and other locations

Upper Maudlin Street

Bristol

BS2 8BJ

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