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Assistant Psychologist

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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Psychologist, Adult mental health nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Psychologist to join our Adult Inpatient Services at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough.

The successful applicant will be joining an established psychology team within the wider ward MDT where multi-disciplinary working is highly valued.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and wellbeing. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

**Please be aware that this vacancy will close once sufficient application numbers have been received**

Main duties of the job

To support and enhance the professional psychological care of patients within the service, across all sectors of care, providing psychological assessment and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist.

Working independently according to a plan agreed with a qualified psychologist and within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

To assist in clinically related administration, collection and analysis of clinical data, development of audit and/or research projects, teaching and project work.

The role will include appropriate information sharing with service users, their families, GPs and other key stakeholders and partner agencies.

About us

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 responsibilities.
  • To support completion of Cognitive Screening assessments and in somecircumstances more detailed neuro-psychological assessments.
  • To input information and maintain within databases
  • To monitor and evaluate progress, refining interventions as necessary.
  • To plan and prioritise workload.
  • To ensure that patients are appropriately consulted about relevant aspects of their care and are empowered to express their views in a responsive environment.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • An upper second-class honours degree in psychology
  • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society
SKills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) highly complex, highly clinically sensitive and condition-related information to patients, families and other professionals
  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge, underpinned by theory, to a mental health context
  • Knowledge of the literature on psychosis, including cognition
  • Knowledge of the literature pertaining to personality disorder
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, responsible
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from service users
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of organisational stress
  • Capacity for frequent extended periods of intense concentration in a contexts of therapeutic settings
  • Capable of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Accurate and attentive to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the work (clinical, research)
  • Ability to undertake all necessary statutory and mandatory training required
  • Ability to work with an appropriate degree of autonomy but knowing when to ask for supervision
Other requirements Essential
  • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Able to sit for long periods
  • Ability to travel
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults with mental health difficulties (clinical and/or research settings)
  • Experience of delivering psychologically informed groups
  • Practical working knowledge of at least one relevant psychological approach e.g. CBT
  • Experience of working with patients with cognitive difficulties

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