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SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST

Employer
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Basingstoke
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Part time 30 hours per week

Location: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Role Description:
  • Are you an experienced and enthusiastic clinical psychologist looking for flexible working whilst still receiving outstanding development? We are seeking to recruit a practitioner psychologist to join our small, friendly and highly valued paediatric psychology team.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible individual who is interested in developing effective, innovative, efficient services with good quality outcomes for children, young people and their families living with chronic health conditions, to improve their quality of life and well-being.
  • The successful candidate will provide evidence-based psychological interventions to children and young people referred with a broad range of physical health conditions including cystic fibrosis, respiratory, cardiac, epilepsy, oncology, allergies, chronic pain, and persistent physical symptom presentations. We provide outpatient assessment and therapy and some inpatient input.
  • This is a permanent, 0.8 30 hours hours per week, part-time band 8a position based at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, (with some occasional cross-site working for the Trust).


Main duties of the job

To work as an autonomous practitioner providing a high quality, specialist paediatric psychology service to children, young people, their families or carers. The role is to provide interventions for the general paediatric psychology provision for child health.

To support psychological practice within the multidisciplinary paediatric team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training. To participate in systematic clinical governance and to offer clinical supervision to trainee, junior psychologists and other staff. To utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the area served by the team/service. To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality clinical psychology service to clients referred to the Paediatric Psychology team.

About us

Who we are:

We are a dynamic and friendly psychology team who value patient centred care. We are enthusiastic about innovative, flexible and creative approaches to therapy and increasing access to evidence-based psychological support for children and young people with medical conditions.

We have developed good links with the D. Clin course at the University of Southampton, whose trainees come on placement with us.

About the trust:

The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.

Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. HHFT employ more than 6,000 staff and our turnover in 2018/19 was �424million.

Four core values (CARE) Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage. These are in place to support our four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.

#AspiringToBeTheBest

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB PURPOSE
  • To provide a high-quality specialist paediatric psychology service to children, young people, their families and groups, within and across teams, in line with best, evidence-based practice and Trust care pathways. Offering interventions in a range of formats individual, family and groups.
  • To be responsible for holding and managing a clinical caseload and to exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the planning and prioritising of own workload and the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients, within the bounds of the service operational policy.
  • To use analytical and judgment skills and be responsible for taking clinical management decisions in complex clinical issues. To analyse and interpret highly complex assessment findings, feedback assessment findings to children, young people and their families, give psychological recommendations to parents/carers and other professionals, formulate and implement formal clinical recommendations and treatment interventions and complete professional reports. This will involve regularly communicating highly complex and sensitive information.
  • To clinically supervise assistant psychologists, trainee psychologists and junior psychologists, psychological therapists or counsellors and other staff as appropriate.
  • To professionally supervise and, when appropriate, manage, assistant psychologists and trainee psychologists.
    • To provide consultation, mentorship, supervision and advice about clinical psychology issues to other members of the team/service and other professionals working with service users, across a range of agencies/ settings as appropriate.


Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctorate (or equivalent) in Clinical or Counselling Psychology


HCPC Registration

Essential

  • HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist


Desirable

  • eligible for HCPC registration once doctorate completed


Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience working as a qualified psychologist with children and young people


Desirable

  • Significant experience working in a paediatric healthcare setting
  • Experience working in an acute healthcare setting


Post qualification training or service development

Essential

  • Completed CPD in relevant area, e.g. specialist therapy


Desirable

  • Participation in service development post- qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Basingstoke

Aldermaston Road

Basingstoke

RG24 9NA

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