Practitioner psychologist/Psychotherapist

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust £ 47.154 - 52.936 Per year Part time Save This Job
Pay
£ 47.154 - 52.936 Per year
Hours
Part time
Type
Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
13 May 2022
Closes
12 Jun 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Clinical:

  • To provide specialist psychological/therapeutic assessment and therapeutic intervention with people with a cancer or palliative diagnosis, their family members and others involved in the client's care. To refer on where appropriate for an alternative therapy approach.

  • To collaboratively use psychological/therapy resource and knowledge to inform a timely response to adjustment and distress within a cancer and palliative care context.

  • To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological/therapeutic interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams.

  • To evaluate and make decisions regarding options for a person/couple/family following a therapeutic assessment.

  • To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, ongoing therapy and discharge of clients, liaising with other professionals when and if necessary.

  • To provide specialist advice guidance and consultation to other professionals regarding psychological approaches to managing a person's care.

  • To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all clients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the client group.

  • To employ knowledge of safeguarding, undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and families, and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

  • To communicate in a respectful, considered and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients and to monitor progress within a multi-disciplinary context.
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    Teaching, training, and supervision


  • To receive regular clinical professional supervision in line with professional regulatory body.

  • To gain any additional highly specialist experience and skills relevant to the post and/or the service (as agreed with the professional psychology manager).

  • To develop skills in the area of professional post-graduate teaching, training and supervision and to provide supervision to placement trainees according to your level of post qualification.

  • To provide professional and clinical supervision of junior colleagues where appropriate.

  • To contribute to the various patient support programmes across the cancer directorate.

  • To provide advice, consultation and training to staff working with the client group across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate.

    Management and service development


  • To contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of the team's operational policies and services


    General


  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post holder's professional and service managers.

  • To contribute to the development and articulation of best practice in psychological practice across the service, by continuing to develop competencies, taking part in regular professional supervision and appraisal and maintaining an active engagement with current developments in the post holders therapy field and related disciplines.

  • To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self governance in accordance with professional codes of practice.

  • To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health.
    Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for detailed information regarding the responsibilities and requirements for this post.

    Person specification

    TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
    Essential criteria
    • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent) Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist
    • UKCP registered Psychotherapist or equivalent


    Desirable criteria
    • Specialist training in cancer and/or palliative care.


    EXPERIENCE.
    Essential criteria
    • Substantial experience of working at the highly specialist level with clients presenting with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature.
    • Experience of highly specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, c
  • Ref: LIS6671

    Job Details

    Practitioner psychologist/Psychotherapist

    London, Greater London, Englandd Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
    Pay
    £ 47.154 - 52.936 Per year
    Job level
    Qualified (non-manager)
    Hours
    Part time
    Posted
    13 May 2022
    Type
    Bank
    Closes
    12 Jun 2022

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