Band 8c Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist  – Cancer Service

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you a compassionate and committed psychologist who champions inclusivity?Are you passionate about improving the psychological aspects of cancer care, and ready to step into a Consultant role?

If this is you, wehave an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to lead the Cancer Psychology Service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.You will join an experienced team of Practitioner Psychologists and be a valued colleague in our Psychological Professions workforce at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust.

Main duties of the job

Main tasks of the job:
  • Responsible for the team delivery of highly specialist psychological cancer care;
  • Leading on continual service improvement and evaluation within cancer psychology;
  • Providing leadership, management, and clinical supervision for less experienced members of the clinical health psychology service;
  • Supporting the development of psychologically informed multidisciplinary colleagues through activities such as consultation, psychosocial training and reflective practice.

You will be skilled in adapting psychological interventions to work with people who are experiencing the impact of cancer. You will have experience in working with patients with physical health conditions. Your experience and strong skills in leadership, consultation, supervision and teaching are vital to our multidisciplinary teamwork and to achieving high-quality outcomes.

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. This 4-day post is based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham but will require flexibility to travel around the Birmingham and Solihull area. Some working from home will be possible.

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 & Qualifications Essential
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical / counselling psychology (or its equivalent prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Training in clinical supervision and professional supervision of doctoral trainees &, psychological professionals
  • Evidence of continuing relevant professional development sufficient to ensure continued professional registration.
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more highly specialist areas of psychological practice.
Experience Essential
  • Substantial assessed experience of working as a registered psychological professional in the service area with which this post is concerned.
  • Experience of the professional management of registered and pre-registered Psychological Professionals, Psychology Assistants, graduate and undergraduate students and other grades of staff within a psychology service.
  • Experience of representing the profession in policy and planning forums.
  • Experience of highly specialist psychological assessment and individual and group-based treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including primary and secondary/ specialist care and inpatient/residential, outpatient and community team settings.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Relevant post-qualification experience, and formal training in supervision,
  • Experience of the multiprofessional management of teams or services within the designated speciality.
  • Formal post qualification training in relevant management or healthcare leadership skills.
  • Experience of the application of l psychology in different cultural contexts.

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