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Clinical Psychologist

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£49,036 to £61,996 a year per annum inclusive
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The CYP-Community Eating Disorders Service is a multidisciplinary team providing a community out-patient service to the five boroughs served by SWLSTG. The service has close links with the in-patient specialist eating disorders unit (Wisteria Ward) on site, outpatient consultant paediatric care provided on site as part of the MDT, and brief inpatient paediatric care at nearby St George's Hospital. We are an expanding, highly specialist team, combining expertise in CYP eating disorders with specialist mental health provision for young people.

The growing specialist multi-disciplinary team is made up of psychiatrists, nurses, systemic psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, assistant psychologists, a consultant paediatrician and a dietician. The service also hosts students from nursing, undergraduate psychology courses, trainee clinical psychologists, and medical trainees, fostering a welcoming culture with a focus on learning and development within the service. Team working is held at the core of the service with a range of processes to ensure individual clinicians feel supported in their work, including weekly team meetings and case discussion, fortnightly systemic case consultation, and the opportunity for joint working with more complex cases.

The service works closely with local Tier 4 services to ensure well-supported transitions to and from intensive day programmes or specialist eating disorder units.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy, developing service which has a systemic underpinning, offering NICE concordant systemic therapy for eating disorders as its core intervention.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist (Band 7/8a) to be employed in our preceptorship role. Candidates appointed in the preceptorship post will receive a professional development plan to support the post holder to develop their clinical knowledge, clinical skills and experience required to progress to the next banding level. There will be a review at 18-24 months and where appropriate interview for progression to the next band position at band 8a.

You will provide specialist multi-disciplinary assessment and expert clinical interventions to children and adolescents with eating disorders, and their families. There will also be opportunities for the post holder to contribute to ongoing service development potentially focusing on emotion dysregulation and / or less common feeding and eating disorder presentation pathways and / or working with children and families with complex needs or with safeguarding concerns.

Suitable applicants will have experience in a CAMHS setting and have good knowledge and skills related to NICE concordant treatments for eating disorders and common co-morbid disorders such as OCD, depression and anxiety.

The team operate mainly core hours 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and the work is mostly conducted out of the community clinic with occasional exceptions.

About us

We are Proud to Belong at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.

We have expert services, a rich history and a clear commitment to providing the best quality care for those with mental ill-health. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good' - we aspire to be 'outstanding'.

This is a great time to join us. We are transforming the way we care for our communities to support our mission of Making Life Better Together. We have built two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital, which are amongst the best in the world. More developments are planned across our sites and services.

We are inclusive and diverse and strive to be actively anti racist. We want to attract people from all backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work we do together. We are proud to co-produce and involve our local communities in all that we do.

We offer flexible working, career development and a variety ofbenefits to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

About our locations:

Springfield University Hospital, Tooting

Our largest, 19-ward site is in Springfield Village, created following our £150m investment into two new world class mental health facilities. A 32-acre public park, shops and cafes are coming soon. Close to shops, cafes and Tooting Bec on the Northern Line plus Earlsfield and Tooting rail stations and bus routes.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Join a multi-disciplinary specialist CYP Community Eating Disorders Service.
  • Carry out high quality assessments;
  • Provide evidence-based treatment.
  • Have an agreed job plan with specified activity and throughput levels.
  • Co-ordinate care for those children, young people and families on their caseload.
  • Manage risk within team, Directorate and Trust structures.
  • Work to relevant professional and ethical guidelines, and within the framework of Directorate and Trust policies and procedures.
  • Use screening and outcome measures in clinically meaningful ways to demonstrate treatment effectiveness and seek feedback about user experience.

Person Specification Training & Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC as an applied psychologist
  • Training as part of a CYP IAPT collaborative in a recognised evidenced based approach
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working with children and young people in a variety of community settings
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of inter-agency working
  • Experience of safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Experience of leading case reviews
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of teaching and liaising with other professional groups
  • Experience of working in eating disorders / adolescent outreach

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