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Senior Psychologist in Respiratory and Cardiac Care

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Southend and Castlepoint, Rochford Areas
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
EPUT and MSE ICS would like to invite psychologists who are interested in working to support whole person wellbeing to apply for the new Senior Psychologist for Breathlessness post. This post has been created with the support of respiratory and cardiac colleagues across the MSE region focusing on need rather than diagnosis. You will be part of a new service and will be working with another Senior Psychologist, the Lead Principal Psychologist and an Assistant Psychologist. The Senior Psychologist would be expected to support the Principal Psychologist to develop the service alongside MDT colleagues, partners and people who use the service using co-production approach. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a service in line with the NHS vision for integrated care.

In the initial phase of the service there is an expectation to provide training for MDT colleagues across acute and community care settings. This will focus on using psychological approaches to breathlessness so that our colleagues can share these approaches when undertaking their roles, enabling people to feel empowered to manage their condition more effectively. Supervision spaces will also be a part of this model.

Main duties of the job

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Supporting development of the breathlessness psychology services using co-production approaches
  • Focus on whole person approach in formulation, intervention and consultation to provide excellent service provision across acute and community settings and utilising one to one, group, team level support/training.
  • Making links across mental health and physical health teams to support quality care and shared decision making
  • Local line management and clinical supervision of psychologists in training
  • To offer training and consultation to MDT professionals in mental health liaison and acute hospital staff as appropriate.
  • To work as part of the Clinical Health Psychology service, engaging with peers to support each other and the shared vision for the directorate.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer, the Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have theopportunity for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details about the post.

There are also posts available in other Clinical Health specialisms (Long COVID, Mental Health Liaison) and these can be considered for split post opportunities. Please see these posts on Trac; be aware that closing dates may differ between posts.

Person Specification Qual Essential
  • Registration with HCPC as a practitioner psychologist
  • Has undertaken further training in skills/therapeutic modality appropriate to post
Experience Essential
  • Has worked in clinical health settings
  • Has worked as an 8a
  • Has provided supervision to MDT colleagues
  • Has provided supervision to Assistant Psychologists
  • Has provided training to professionals
Engagement Essential
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working in respiratory/cardiac conditions
  • Demonstrates a desire to work with diverse populations
  • Demonstrates a desire to co-produce services

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