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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
15 hours per week
Job ref
Hurst road
£44,606 - £50,819 plus HCA pa pro rata
22/08/2019 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.

Integrated Care Services: Band 8A Psychologist- 2 days (15 hours) per week (Permanent) 

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (2 days a week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the psychology aspect of the Integrated Care Service (ICS for a 2 day post (0.4 wte). The successful candidate would need to have some experience of working with patients who present with physical health conditions / working with older adults and would need to be comfortable working in the community. Home visits will be a key aspect of the role.

The ICS is a community based (predominantly) physical health service. It consists of a range of physical health professionals such as Community Matrons, District Nurses, Specialist Nurses, Allied Health Professions etc. who provide care in patients’ own homes. Typically, the physical health presentations are complex and patients often suffer from multiple physical health conditions (Diabetes, COPD , Cancer ,Heart Disease and neurological conditions  are  frequently encountered). This makes for a very varied caseload.

The ICS Psychology Service (CHPS) has been a popular placement for the North Thames Region and since 2015 has been continually allocated trainees (the current trainee is the 7th consecutive trainee). The nature of the work has meant it is a rich learning environment and a stimulating place for trainees to develop new skills and competencies. The Psychology aspect of the service has been running since 2014 and is led by Dr Joel Sheridan, Clinical Psychologist. It is closely aligned with the Clinical Health Psychological Services (CHPS) team at NELFT. The clinical work involves carrying out psychological assessments and delivering psychological therapy in peoples’ homes. This affords clinicians the opportunity to understand peoples’ difficulties in their true context, something that is not always visible when seeing patients in clinics alone and which can greatly enrich psychological formulations and interventions.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Joel Sheridan Monday Wednesday and Friday 9-5

Mobile:        07710 365953