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Clinical Psychologist -Macmillan

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Thornton Heath
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum (pro rata) incl. of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Psychologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Clinical Psychologist Band 7

Macmillan Clinical Psychologist, Macmillan Cancer Support Team (CaPS), Croydon

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated psychologist with experience of working in mental / physical health and an interest in cancer services. You will be working with people with cancer and their families to assess, formulate and deliver high quality psychological care. You will also provide consultation and advice to staff regarding patient management within Croydon University Hospital and community services, such as GPs, mental health services, and voluntary sector organisations. The CAPS service offers a range of therapeutic interventions for patients including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for professional and clinical development as well as being directly involved in the on-going development of a growing service, helping to expand our group work, forging links with local community groups and training other health professionals.

Applications are invited from HCPC registered Clinical psychologists.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist psychological assessments of clients referred to the Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support Team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care. Through these assessments, formulate the client's difficulties in order to determine the most appropriate intervention.
  • To deliver high quality, effective psychological treatment and/or management of a client's psychological difficulties, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client's problems, and employing methods of proven efficacy, across the full range of care settings.
  • To make skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, and always evaluating these models and factors within a biopsychosocial framework which includes the impacts of damage/illness on brain functioning.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.


  • About us

    Croydon Health Services provides integrated NHS services to care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough as well as at Croydon University Hospital and Purley War Memorial Hospital.

    CUH provides more than 100 specialist services and is home to the borough's only Emergency Department and 24/7 maternity services, including a labour ward, midwifery-led birth centre and the Crocus home birthing team.

    Our experienced staff take care of people of all ages across the borough of Croydon.

    We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    This varied and interesting post provides an excellent opportunity to develop specialist clinical skills in an exciting field of health psychology. You will join a friendly and experienced team with a strong ethos around staff wellbeing and support. You will be working with patients and their supporters based at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) as part of the Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support Team (CaPS). There will be opportunity to work longer-term with some patients, as well as delivering brief interventions and groups. There are many opportunities to develop your existing clinical skills in addition to leadership, teaching, and training. The teams affiliation with Macmillan means there is generous provision for continuing professional development. The CaPS team is connected to the wider clinical psychology department with opportunities to network, conduct research, attend in house teaching events and support trainees.

    ** Please see the Job Description and the Person Specification for more details on the jobs responsibilities **

    Person Specification

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Essential

    • BSc in Psychology
    • MSc in Health or Mental Health
    • HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist


    Desirable

    • Post Qualification in staff training, health psychology and/or other fields of applied psychology


    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

    Essential

    • Doctorate or equivalent
    • Years of experience in Health context
    • Knowledge of working in a cancer service or other health setting


    Desirable

    • Previous experience of working in cancer
    • Experience of working with couples and families


    EXPERIENCE

    Essential

    • Experience of working within complex families
    • Experience of working with culturally diverse populations
    • Experience of working with Cancer


    Desirable

    • Previous experience of working in cancer


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

    Address

    Croydon University Hospital

    530 London Rd

    Thornton Heath

    CR7 7YE

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    199-NN-5992698-AHP-HM

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