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Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist (CRIC and NHSCYPGS London)

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London UK
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc. H.C.A
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
We are delighted to be recruiting to a newly created fixed term full time PractitionerPsychologist role. The successful applicant will be dedicating half their time joining a team of paediatric psychologists based at Royal Brompton Hospital and half their time with the newly formed Child and Young People Gender Service (CYPGS-London) established following the publication of the Cass Review Interim Report 2024.

Due to the new and unique nature of this post interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Michele Puckey m.puckey@rbht.nhs.uk and Deborah Woodman deborah.woodman@gosh.nhs.uk for further information about the role

Main duties of the job

Evelina CRIC Royal Brompton Hospital Site 0.5wte

The post holder will be based for this part of the role at Royal Brompton Hospital joining a thriving team of 5 other paediatric psychologists plus a full-time administrator. As part of the Cardiac, Respiratory and Critical care (CRIC) Directorate at Evelina Hospital, care is provided to child patients and their families and carers with heart and lung physical health conditions.

NHS Children and Young People's Gender Service-Southern Hub, London

The post holder will be required to join a new team of professionals providing children and young people with an in-depth assessment of their needs, and a care plan will be developed with them and, if needed, those supporting them. Children and young people will be offered a range of care interventions such as individual therapy, family therapy, physical health support, or other mental health support for identified difficulties they may want help with. The team will also liaise with health professionals and other statutory and non-statutory services local to the child or young person to provide a bespoke package of care.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership, supervision and support to junior staff and be a source of clinical expertise to the multi- disciplinary team. You will enable other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe environment.

About us

Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

GSTT comprises five of the UK's best-known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals joined GSTT February 2021 and the integrated paediatric Cardiac Respiratory and Intensive Care Directorate (CRIC) is the largest specialist heart and lung centre for children in the UK and among the largest in Europe.

We have around 22,700 staff, and aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

NHS Children and Young People's Gender Service-Southern Hub, London

A new clinical pathway has been developed, based on the recommendations of The Cass Review Interim Report and the expertise of many clinicians from across he Northern and Southern Hubs.

This is an exciting opportunity to jointhe CYPGS at a positive time of change and evolution as more learning, research and evidence is developed. This post would suit applicants with a passion for service improvement, audit and research as well as excellent team and clinical skills.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Evelina CRIC Royal Brompton Hospital Site 0.5wte

The post holder will have an interest and be experienced in applying a range of psychological models in a flexible way, working directly with children, young people and their families with cardiac and/or respiratory physical health conditions. There will be indirect work via liaison and consultation with multidisciplinary teams and external agencies. The role will also include teaching and training MDT colleagues, research, and evaluation and development of the psychology services in both roles. Opportunities for continued professional development are actively encouraged and supported.

NHS Children and Young Peoples Gender Service-Southern Hub, London

The post holder will be required to join a new team of professionals providing children and young people with an in-depth assessment of their needs, and a care plan will be developed with them and, if needed, those supporting them. Children and young people will be offered a range of care interventions such as individual therapy, family therapy, physical health support, or other mental health support for identified difficulties they may want help with. The team will also liaise with health professionals and other statutory and non-statutory services local to the child or young person to provide a bespoke package of care.

The post holder will have an interest and be experienced in applying a range of psychological models based on research evidence, guidelines and standards of care in a flexible way, working directly with children, young people and their families. There will be indirect work via liaison and consultation with multidisciplinary teams and external agencies. The role will also include teaching and training MDT colleagues, research, and evaluation and development of the psychology services in both roles. Opportunities for continued professional development are actively encouraged and supported.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience
  • Experience delivering highly skilled psychological assessments, interventions, follow-up and data monitoring across at least 2 populations utilising at least 2 therapeutic models including CBT.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of supervising pre-qualified psychologists including post-graduate students and other disciplines.
  • Experience of providing both group based and individual interventions using evidence based psychological approaches
  • Experience designing, conducting and leading on research activities at a doctorate level including service related research and audits
  • Experience of teaching, training health professionals in psychological concepts


Desirable

  • Experience working with CYP
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients within a physical health context, and a range of psychological needs of a complex nature
  • Experience working with children and young people experiencing gender related distress


Skills/Abilities/Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to cope with challenging caseloads and ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Ability to assess and monitor risk and draw up appropriate risk management plans.
  • Ability to or working towards a supervision qualification with a view of supervising band 7 psychologist and pre-qualified psychologists with a clear understand of theory and practice of psychology.
  • Knowledge of psychological interventions, application and supervision of others
  • Ability to provide consultation to other professional and non-professional groups


Qualifications/Education

Essential

  • HCPC registration
  • Doctorate level qualification in clinical psychology, counselling psychology or health psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS)


Desirable

  • Practitioner psychologist


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Brompton Hospital , London

Sydney Street

London UK

SW3 6NP

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