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High Intensity CBT Psychological Therapist

Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Torquay
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, CBT therapist, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Psychological Therapist/High Intensity CBT Therapist ICU

An opportunity has arisen in the Intensive Care department at Torbay Hospital to recruit a Psychological Therapist/High Intensity CBT Therapist in ICU.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the development, delivery and evaluation of a high quality and effective ICU psychology service. Working within the rehabilitation team, the role will entail providing staff support, teaching and training, as well as facilitating 1:1 and group supervision.

You will join a friendly, supportive rehabilitation team, with whom you will work closely, to provide short-term and evidence-based psychological therapies and interventions to inpatients, outpatients and their families/caregivers within the Intensive care unit. There will be an emphasis on the clinical assessment and treatment of patients in the ICU at high risk of psychological distress plus consultation with relatives/caregivers, as well as the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

The role is embedded in the ICU but there is collaboration with the Trust's Clinical Health Psychology Service.

For more information or for an informal visit please contact: Peggy Christie, Critical Care matron, p.christie@nhs.net - Tel 01803 655196, Jenny Blacklock, Rehabilitation Lead, jenny.blacklock@nhs.net - Tel 01803 655196, Sharon Evans, Unit Manager sharon.evans@nhs.net - Tel 01803 655196

Main duties of the job

You will join a friendly, supportive rehabilitation team, with whom you will work closely, to provide short-term and evidence-based psychological therapies and interventions to inpatients, outpatients and their families/caregivers within the Intensive care unit. There will be an emphasis on the clinical assessment and treatment of patients in the ICU at high risk of psychological distress plus consultation with relatives/caregivers, as well as the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

The role is embedded in the ICU but there is collaboration with the Trust's Clinical Health Psychology Service, with opportunities for peer support, service development and evaluation, teaching, training, supervision, consultation, and preventative well-being approaches.

About us

Why Work With Us

We are a progressive service and are passionate about the uniqueness of our ICU rehabilitation team. We have a mix of professions in the team and welcome individuals who are keen to embrace the challenges and strengths that this brings to our working and professional identity. We pride ourselves on our flexibility of working practices and our family first approach to working which allow people to work hard while maintaining healthy boundaries.

As a Trust we have introduced agile working and as a Directorate we are committed to supporting our teams and colleagues in adopting this approach and there is a strong commitment to both evidence and practice based short-term interventions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology .

A high-level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information toclients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS

Standard keyboard skills.

Driving to clinics.

Retaining and imparting large amounts of complex information.

Work pattern can be unpredictable.

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for the post Psychological Therapist/High Intensity CBT Therapist

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology OR An accredited Postgraduate Qualification in Counselling Psychology (a 3-year accredited Doctorate or the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology) Counselling Psychology. OR Post graduate diploma in Psychological Therapies (High Intensity CBT)
  • Eligibility for Chartered Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist status and registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC. Or BABCP registered CBT therapist.


Desirable

  • Additional training in multiple therapeutic models applicable to Clinical Health Psychology, e.g., ACT, EMDR.
  • Additional training/qualifications in supervision


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of models of psychopathology, trauma, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • A high-level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS
  • Experience of delivering consultation, teaching and training to other professionals.
  • Ability to identify provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients with physical health problems in a hospital-based setting (inpatient/outpatient).


Desirable

  • Experience of working in an ICU or other acute physical health inpatient setting.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams in physical health settings.
  • Previous experience of working within Clinical Health Psychology or physical health settings.


Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Torbay Hospital

Lowes bridge

Torquay

TQ2 7AA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

388-5998246-AHP-B

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