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BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST Clinical / Counselling Psychologist Physical Health Psychology Neurological Rehabilitation
The Physical Health Psychology Service is a team of psychologists, therapists and counsellors who aim to assist people in adapting to and developing creative solutions for physical health problems. The BCPFT Physical Health Psychology Service currently operates across 3 geographical patches (Dudley, Wolverhampton and Sandwell and West Birmingham) with a number of contracts in each area. This post will be based at West Park Hospital in Wolverhampton, in the Neurological Rehabilitation service (0.5 wte) and at City Hospital in Birmingham (0.3 wte).
An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist to work in the neurological rehabilitation service at West Park hospital in Wolverhampton and the stroke service, based at City Hospital in Birmingham. The post-holder will have an essential part to play in ensuring that psychological perspectives are taken into account across both of these services. You will provide specialised clinical input to individuals referred, and be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary teams working across neurological rehabilitation and stroke. For the multi-disciplinary teams, you will provide support, supervision, consultancy and teaching.
This post is an expansion of our current services as the valuable role of psychologists working with this client group is recognised by our commissioners and the multi-disciplinary team. We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual with a keenness and ability to integrate your current skills and apply them in this context. Experience of working in a physical health setting is essential. The most important qualities are good communication skills, working co-operatively and thinking creatively.
In return for your enthusiasm, hard work and commitment you will benefit from being part of an expanding and exciting division with good support structures. The post will be based at West Park Hospital and City Hospital but professionally allied with the Physical Health Psychology Service, with all the associated benefits of professional development, supervision and peer support. In both settings, you will have support from a Principal Clinical Psychologist based on each site, in addition to the Consultant Clinical Psychologist who leads clinically for stroke and neuropsychology.
The post holder will have opportunities for personal support and development via the Trust appraisal system. Job share and flexible working would all be considered. Travel between the two bases would be required and the stroke role would also require travel to Sandwell hospital where the stroke unit is based.
For an informal discussion please contact either Dr.Samantha Oakley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Apply
, Dr Clare Rose, Principal Clinical Psychologist Apply
or Debbie Gardner, Physical Health Psychology Team Manager Apply