Specialist Macmillan Clinical Psychologists Band 8a within the Psycho-oncology Service, Physical Health Psychology, LPFT
We're delighted to offer this exciting new role in Lincolnshire providing specialist help for adults with cancer across Lincolnshire, both within the community and in hospital.
Experience of working with individuals with acute and chronic physical ill-health is essential, as is a passion for working flexibly with people with serious illness.
We'd love to hear from enthusiastic individuals at all stages of their careers, including trainees who are soon to qualify and Clinical Psychologists who are keen to progress in their careers. Areas of specialist knowledge are especially welcomed.
Full and part time opportunities are being offered plus the option to work in additional areas of physical health including ME/CFS, Long Covid and Paediatric Diabetes.
The speciality prides itself as being a close, tight-knit and very positive team to work in where people are very motivated to provide the best service they can using their initiative and love working with the diverse challenges.
Main duties of the job
The focus of the work will be to offer specialist assessment and individualised therapy programmes as part of a team of Clinical Psychologists to patients who currently have or have had cancer. All tumour types are accepted and these present different challenges. The clinical work may involve seeing patients in hospital and occasionally in their home environments. Patients may be newly diagnosed, going through treatment, experiencing difficulties following discharge from services, or have been diagnosed with a recurrence of their cancer and may have differing levels of health. Staff liaison, support, training, supervision and consultancy, mainly to specialist cancer nurses but also to any professionals and care staff who are seeking guidance with the psychological wellbeing of their patient, will be important aspects of the work undertaken.
Participating in the wider Physical Health Psychology specialty work would be welcomed since the specialty is close-knit and the multidisciplinary staff work together to meet the needs of their patients, share ideas and develop the services offered.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.
You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!
We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.
This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.
Job description Job responsibilities
The focus of the role is to provide a comprehensive clinical psychology service to cancer MDTs in Lincolnshire, as part of the Physical Health Psychology Psycho-oncology Service. The team provides clinical psychology services to all cancer MDTs across Lincolnshire. The service is delivered in line with professional guidelines including the NICE Guidance for Supportive and Palliative Care and includes provision of level 4 specialist psychological assessment and therapy for patients with complex physical and psychological health needs and their carers; offering consultation, supervision and training for Cancer Nurse Specialists and other staff; and utilising research skills for general audit and service evaluation, as well as for specialty and service developments.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- oMinimum of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- oRegistration with the HCPC as a practitioner psychologist
- oExperience of working in a physical health setting with people with a cancer diagnosis, those with a life-limiting illness or other chronic physical health conditions.
- oTraining in supervision
- oExperience and confidence with risk management
- oExperience of training/supervising non-psychology staff
- oExperience of presenting psychological ideas in physical health contexts
- oExperience of supervising trainee and qualified clinical psychologists and other non-psychology staff
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