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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£47,154 to £60,316 a year per annum inc HCAS pro rata depending on experience
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Part Time
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Join an established clinical psychology service within two London neonatal units where the focus is on providing an accessible, compassionate and strength based service to support parent wellbeing, parent baby relationships and staff-parent partnerships. The Neonatal service sees psychology as essential members of the MDT so that you are invited to contribute at all levels to the team ethos of trauma-protective, developmentally supportive and integrated family delivered care.

Main duties of the job

To provide a qualified clinical psychology service to babies and parents within the Neonatal Service at St Mary's Hospital/Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital (0.6 wte) including both inpatient and outpatient work. To work directly with infants (0-2 years), their families and the MDT around them. To offer consultation, training and reflective practice to other professionals as well as signposting to staff wellbeing services as needed.

Experience of working in a Paediatric Psychology setting is highly desirable. Experience providing supervision to trainee clinical psychologists is desirable.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. 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.

Interview date - provisionally 14th Sept 2022

About us

St Mary's Hospital & Queen Charlotte's Hospitals are large inner city teaching hospitals offering secondary and tertiary level medical services to an ethnically and socio-economically diverse population. There is a staff hopper to facilitate travel between the two sites during the working day. The postholder will be line-managed and supervised by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead for Neonatal & Paediatric Psychology within Imperial Children's Services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Providing a psychology presence on the inpatient neonatal units at QCCH and SMH.

Attending weekly family support meetings.

Working together with the multidisciplinary team to support parents in reducing stress and gaining confidence in parenting a premature or hospitalised baby.

Running inpatient and outpatient parent groups.

Providing psychological therapy to individual parents and couples both face to face and virtually.

Working in a MDT outpatient feeding clinic (0-3 years).

Attending paediatric psychology team meetings and CNWL paediatric psychology section meetings for CPD and clinical governance.

Contributing to service reports, audit and quality improvement projects.

Person Specification Qualification 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
  • HCPC membership
  • Training and qualifications in a relevant field of applied psychology/research methodology.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including child, young people and their families.
  • Supervising a trainee clinical psychologist
  • Pre or post qualification experience in paediatric psychology or comparable setting
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervising
Skills Essential
  • MDT working and staff consultation
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.

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