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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£53,703 to £59,796 a year
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a psychological therapist to work in a new and innovative primary care hub consisting of Oxleas NHS Foundation trust and voluntary sector services offering a collaborative and holistic approach to preventing major mental health problems.

Main duties of the job

Psychological therapist will be developing and overseeing psycho education /well being programmes and evaluating these as well as advising primary care staff on complex cases.

Greenwich offers a rich, culturally diverse and stimulating environment from which to work from. The post holder will work with people with different backgrounds and should be committed to equal opportunities. Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has consistently achieved high ratings in quality assessments, patient, and staff surveys with a culture of supporting staff whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework.

About us

Oxleas - About Us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

The postholder will supervise a team of assistant psychologists and work closely with IAPT ,GPs and secondary care psychological therapies to ensure clients access appropriate interventions. We are interested in applicants who want to develop new ways of working and those that incorporate systemic ideas and models into clinical practice will be welcome.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level qualification in Clinical/ counselling psychology or diploma in CBT
  • 2 years post qualification experience
Clinical experience Essential
  • two years experience in a mental health setting
experience of supervision Essential
  • post qualification experience of managing assistant psychologists or trainees
leading project Essential
  • Experience of working autonomously on area of service development

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