An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology team. The department is based at Charing Cross teaching hospital and provides services to the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT).
We are looking to recruit a HCPC-registered, qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience of working in a directly relevant area. This post involves working with multi-disciplinary teams in the acute Trust to support people with physical health conditions, including neurological conditions. The role involves providing specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment interventions and also providing advice and consultation on patients' psychological care to other health professionals and carers.
This post would be suitable for a newly qualified Clinical Psychologist with suitable experience or as a specialist move for a recently qualified psychologist.
The post qualifies for the Inner London High Cost Area Supplement.
Main duties of the job
The role involves aspects of both neuropsychology and clinical health psychology.
It includes: conducting specialist neuropsychological assessments and delivering evidence based interventions for patients presenting with a wide range of acute and chronic neurological conditions; and providing specialist clinical health psychology assessments and one-to-one psychological therapy interventions for patients with a variety of long term physical health problems. Our department is embedded in various hospital MDTs including cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation; critical care; diabetes; gynaecology, neurology, neuro-oncology, and pain management.
Specialist supervision is provided by more senior psychologists within each clinical area.
There are strong links to psychologists working in all parts of the service, including inpatient, outpatient and community settings.
The post holder will be part of the Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology department, which currently consists of 17 whole time equivalent staff working across a broad range of medical and surgical specialties within ICHNT as well as in other hospital and community settings, including a number of specialist services.
The department is a friendly, supportive place to work, which is committed to clinical supervision, continuing professional development and career progression. We have a strong record of supporting staff to complete the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology and providing funding for other professional qualifications, short courses, and conferences. The department has excellent teaching and research links with Imperial College London and the North London Clinical Psychology training courses.
For further information please contact Stephen Gunning, Head of Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology department: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on the departmental telephone on 020 8383 0689.
Informal discussion/visits are most welcome.
Job description Job responsibilities
This post represents the ongoing development of our longstanding relationship with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT). The role involves aspects of both neuropsychology and clinical health psychology. It will include specialist neuropsychological assessment and intervention within both our inpatient and outpatient neuropsychology service. Our acute inpatient service includes provision of psychological and neuropsychological assessment and brief intervention for acute neurology and neurosurgery inpatients. Our outpatient service receives referrals from a broad range of specialist neurology and neurosurgery clinics, including cognitive disorders and dementia, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neuro-oncology and infectious diseases. The clinical health psychology aspect of the role includes providing specialist clinical health psychology assessment and one to one psychological therapy for patients with long-term physical health conditions. Our department is embedded in various hospital MDTs including cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation; critical care; diabetes; gynaecology, neurology, neuro-oncology, and pain management.
Within all clinical areas of work, a key component of the role includes providing advice and consultation on psychological and neuropsychological aspects of a patients care to other health professionals and supporting other clinical team members who provide care based on psychologicaltheories and principles. Working autonomously, under specialist supervision, the post holder will follow professional guidelines and work within the overall framework of the policies and procedures of both the Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology service and ICHNT. In addition to clinical duties, the post holder will be encouraged to participate in audit and research projects. The post holder will also be supported to develop skills in the professional teaching, training and supervision ofother psychologists and allied health professionals.
Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, or its equivalent, leading to eligibility for Chartered Status by the British Psychological Society.
- Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Further training in an area particularly relevant to the assessment and intervention needs of patients with physical health conditions
- Experience of the application of clinical psychology assessment and intervention with patients with physical health conditions.
- Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
- Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology.
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
- Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for patients with physical health problems.
- High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.
- Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multimedia materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
- Experience of working within a multicultural framework.
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