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Band 8b Clinical/Counselling Psychologist - Burns QE Hospital

Employer
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist 0.6wteBand 8b-Burns Psychology Service

Are you a compassionate and committed psychologist who champions inclusivity? Would you like to join our service to help facilitate coping and adjustment to the impact of burns injuries and improve the mental health and wellbeing of service users and their families? A rare opportunity has arisen for a Principal Psychologist to lead the development of our Burns Psychology service at University Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

You will join an experienced, specialist multi-disciplinary team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital whilst also being a valued colleague in our Psychological Professionals workforce at Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

Main duties will include:
  • Providing highly specialist assessment and psychological treatment for patients within the Burns Psychology service;
  • Provision of psychological formulations and consultation with staff to support the effective delivery of treatment and rehabilitation;
  • Facilitating multidisciplinary colleagues to provide psychological support in their routine clinical practice;
  • Undertaking the line management and supervision of qualified Specialist Psychologists, Assistant psychologists and others as relevant to this post;
  • Ensuring the systematic provision of a high-quality, highly specialist psychological service and leading in the design, development and implementation of relevant psychological audit and service evaluation;

You will be skilled in adapting psychological interventions to work with people who are experiencing the psychological impact of a burn injury. You will have experience in working with patients with physical health conditions. Your experience and skills in leadership, consultation, supervision and teaching are vital to our multidisciplinary teamwork.

This role will require face-to-face work, as well as skills in being able to deliver psychological assessment, interventions and teaching in a variety of formats, includingvia the telephone and video link. Our mission is to provide excellent psychological care and support for patients and staff, which is compassionate, inclusive and committed.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
  • The Graduate Basis for Registration (further to completion of an honours degree in psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society, or, in the case of courses that are not accredited or where the first degree is not in psychology, by completion of the Society's Qualifying examination, or completion of a Society accredited Conversion Course).
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The completion of which includes the study of models of psychopathology, psychometric and neuropsychological assessment, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Registered as a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council
Desirable
  • Additional qualifications in an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or other psychological therapy: including DBT, MBT, brief psychodynamic interventions, CAT, EMDR.
  • Significant management and or leadership training.
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Experience , knowledge, and skills in working with people with physical health conditions.
  • Experience, knowledge and skills of working with people with personality and complex trauma presentations.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
Desirable
  • Experience of adapting psychological therapy to physical health conditions and settings.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
Skills Essential
  • Highly developed skills, commensurate with doctoral level training and/or post qualification training and experience, in the formulation of highly complex problems from a psychological perspective and in the implementation of highly specialist psychological therapies, interventions and management techniques that are appropriate for use with highly complex presenting problems. Able to deliver established/evidenced based psychological therapy to fidelity.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to empathically, sensitively and effectively communicate clinical and condition related information to clients, their families, carers and professional colleagues (within and outside the NHS) that is extremely complicated or technical; extremely sensitive and potentially distressing to the recipient; or that is extremely contentious or challenging.
  • Skills in providing consultation and advice from a psychological perspective to members of other professional and non-professional groups.
Desirable
  • Experience of effective redesign and improvement methodologies.
Personal Qualties Essential
  • Is a 'team player' and has demonstrated ability to work and deliver to team and organisational objectives.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism, and to reflect on and manage own emotions and those of others, when faced by highly distressing material, problems and circumstances (e.g. when dealing with family breakdown, sexual abuse) on a frequent basis.


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