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Specialist Psychological Therapist (Long-term Health Conditions)

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Eltham
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has come to join our integrated NHS Talking therapies Long-Term conditions service in Greenwich. We are looking for a highly motivated Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or CBT therapist to join our established and high performing NHS Talking Therapist service.

Main duties of the job

KEY TASKS
  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the Integrated LTC Service.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the formal evidence based psychological treatment and/or management of a client's mental health problems.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of evidence based psychological interventions for individuals and groups, within the service in collaboration with physical health teams and specialists.
  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision from the Integrated LTC lead therapist. To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to other staff's psychological work, as appropriate.
  • To provide supervision for Low Intensity Psychological Therapists ensuring the trainees acquire the necessary skills, competencies and experience to contribute effectively to health care, and to contribute to the assessment and evaluation of such competencies.
  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team's operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit.
  • To manage the workloads of PWPs, within the framework of the team/service's policies and procedures.
  • To provide specialist knowledge and expertise to contribute to the development of the Integrated Long-term Health Conditions Service.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will provide specialist psychological therapies as part of the Integrated Long-term health condition service to primary care clients within Greenwich Psychological Therapies, working to NICE guidelines for Anxiety, Depression and other mental health problems.
  • You will be responsible for liaison and collaborative working with physical health teams across Greenwich and support the development of capacity of GTTT to work with clients with long-term health conditions.
  • You will be responsible for the provision of highly specialised clinical supervision for Low Intensity trainees and other psychological therapists, including clinical, counselling psychology or CBT therapy trainees.
  • The post holder will provide advice and consultation to service users, carers, employment support agencies and other statutory and non-statutory organisations.
  • You will be expected to contribute to the development of the service including the routine collection of outcome data using Patient Data Management Systems.
  • It will be a requirement of this role to participate in job planning which forms a key part of the working practices of qualified psychological therapists.


Person Specification

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • HCPC Register Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist


Desirable

  • Post-qualification training in specialised CBT provision with long-term health conditions


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment using CBT approaches of clients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care.


Desirable

  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy with clients experiencing psychological distress in relation to long-term health conditions.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies LTC NHS Talking Therapies


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Greenwich Time to Talk NHS Talking Therapies

135 - 143 Eltham High Street

Eltham

SE9 1TJ

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