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Assistant Psychologist in Orthognathics

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Part time 15 hours per week
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Whipps Cross and Royal London Hospitals
£24,214 - £30,112 pa plus HCA's
16/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly skilled and experienced Band 5 Assistant Psychologist to join the newly established Orthognathic Psychology service (Dento-facial surgery) based at the Royal London and Whipps Cross Hospital. It is essential that the post holder can demonstrate excellent organisational skills, can work under their own initiative and has a keen interest in working psychologically within physical health care settings.

The role of the Assistant Psychologist will be to work flexibly and responsibly to support the Psychology team in the day to day running of the service, which will include:

  • Meeting and greeting patients and families at the combined orthognathic clinics (consultation with senior orthodontists and maxillofacial facial surgeons) to introduce the psychology service and sensitively explain the role psychology
  • Conducting comprehensive psychological screening of all new patients using standardised outcome measures and specially developed questionnaires
  • Identification of risk factors which might arise during meeting and screening new patients and collaboratively managing these issues along with the qualified psychologists
  • Under the supervision to provide short term individual psychological intervention, to include psychoeducation, guided self-help and brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • To contribute to the development and co-facilitation of patient group programmes
  • Assisting the psychology team with administration tasks
  • Collating, recording and managing patient information and outcome data
  • Analysing, interpreting and presenting outcome data to demonstrate service efficiency and effectiveness on a regular basis to NHS England
  • Attending regular Orthognathic Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology team meetings and NHS England reviews/presentations

It is essential that the post holder is able to work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is able to travel across sites in order to support the combined Orthognathic clinics.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information about the post please contact Dr Charlotte Priestley (Clinical Psychologist)