Part-time, Fixed Term Contract - 12 Months
We would like to recruit a positive, enthusiastic, values led colleague to our band 7 Psychologist post, working in Cystic Fibrosis and Ophthalmology.
The post is based at Addenbrookes hospital as part of a larger Paediatric Psychological medicine team providing chiefly outpatient care, accepting referrals from Paediatric specialties within Addenbrookes.
The post works alongside the multi-disciplinary teams for each of the specialties - Respiratory and Ophthalmology. Each represent distinct challenges for our patient groups and the successful applicants will represent the Paediatric Psychological medicine team, enhancing the patient experience, providing seamless packages of care and promoting the integration of physical and mental health.
Longer term goals will include working towards the creation of and working in the Cambridge Children's Hospital of the future.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will provide specialist psychological assessment and therapy to patients and their families, at the same time as offering advice and consultation on patients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.
The psychologist will utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service. As well as being embedded in specialty multi-disciplinary teams, you will work as a part of a large and growing Paediatric Psychological Medicine team consisting chiefly of Psychologists but also of Counsellors, Nurses, Psychiatrists and a family Therapist. The size and growth of the team will create options for learning about new specialisms, formal training opportunities and career progression.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilitiesTo contribute to the development and promotion of best practice in psychology across the service, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical psychology and related disciplines. To maintain and develop the profile of psychology within the Trust, regionally and nationally as appropriate during all professional contacts with patients, carers, colleagues and the public. To contribute to the reduction of risk in areas of responsibility. To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the British Psychological Society and Trust policies and procedures. To produce psychological reports and notes in a timely manner and to provide management information in line with Trust policies and procedures in a timely manner. To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health. To work in accordance with Trust policies and procedures, The BPS Code of Conduct and DCP Professional Practice Guidelines and to be aware of changes in these. To maintain an up to date knowledge of all relevant legislation and local policies and procedures implementing this. To contribute to the analysis, development, evaluation and monitoring of the Trusts and teams operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit. To advise the Paediatric medical services and professional management on those aspects of the services where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing. To report clinical data to service leads (and where applicable) charity leads and to join national a regional meetings with clinical psychologists and stakeholders.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications 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, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence.
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist
- Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
- Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different contexts.
- Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
- Experience of working with Families
- Experience working with Children in a paediatric medical setting
- Experience of working within a medical setting.
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, psychological formulation, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration. This requires the use of highly developed analytical and judgement skills.
- Skills in individual and group work and in programme planning.
- Planning and organising skills for caseload management.
- Skills in self-management, including time-management.
- Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information, including contentious and highly distressing information, to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
- High Level Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies
- Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.
- Knowledge of the impact of health conditions on children, adolescents and their families.
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