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Clinical Psychologist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£59,731 to £68,829 a year p.a inc HCAS (Pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity to join an established multi-disciplinary team in neurorehabilitation at The Alderbourne Rehabilitation Unit, Hillingdon Hospital and the rehabilitation unit, Daniel's ward, at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. The post covers the neuropsychological and clinical psychological contribution to the rehabilitation units at both sites. The post requires an enthusiastic person with the appropriate neuropsychological skills as well as an outstanding ability to work with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing clinical excellence to persons with neurologically based impairments. With the post covering two distinct sites, it will also require initiative, flexibility, and creative energy to engage in maintaining a new rehabilitation service at the same time as contributing to a well-established service.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

The rehabilitation services provide clinical input to adults with a broad range of neurological deficits, including stroke, MS, brain injury, and other acute, chronic or progressive conditions. The units serve a wide range of ethnic groups requiring flexibility of approach. The unit works closely as a team with different disciplines contributing in a synergistic professional approach to rehabilitation.

About us

The Clinical Health Psychology department has 11 wte's and has psychologists employed specifically for staff support, ME/CFS,neurorehabilitation, chronic pain, obstetrics & gynaecology, oncology & palliative care and COPD.

The service is part of a large (50 wte's) multi-speciality Clinical Psychology department with good links with other specialities within thedepartment. CNWL actively encourages and supports CPD. We take trainees from the London Regional training courses in Clinical Psychology

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a specialist clinical psychology service to clients of the Alderbourne Rehabilitation Unit and Daniels Rehabilitation; providing highly specialist neuropsychological assessment and therapy, at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.
  • Pre/Post-qualification training and qualifications in neuropsychology, research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Post-graduate research experience and skills.
Experience Essential
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist for a minimum of four years.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Demonstrate further specialist training/experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision of working as a specialist clinical psychologist over a minimum of 2 years, or an alternative agreed by the Chief Psychologist
  • Experience of working in a neuro-rehabilitaiton setting
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology to different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of managing waiting lists and service information requirements.
Other Essential
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework

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