Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - Long Covid Service
Solent NHS Trust
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We are delighted to have funding for a further 12 months for the Children's Long Covid Service. As a new service established in June 2021, we have been able to show throughout outcomes measures that receiving support from this MDT service has made a real difference to the children & young people suffering with Long Covid. We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team Children's Long Covid Service. The case load is working with predominantly adolescents.
Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic it has become increasing evident that a small number of children and young people have contracted Covid-19 & are suffering with Long Covid. The main symptoms being fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, pain and breathing issues.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Children's Long Covid Pathway has been set up for offer physical, functional, cognitive & psychological assessments with the aim of improving health outcomes and quality of life for those individuals who continue to experience persistent symptoms 12 weeks from initial illness. Hours worked can be as additional hours or as part of a secondment role (we have funding to backfill your hours).
We are looking for a PWP who is able to provide low-intensity CBT interventions & implement positive change to the children/young people experiencing low mood and anxiety and generalist advice for sleep disorders & health lifestyle choices.
Main duties of the job
*To undertake skilled assessment using advanced clinical reasoning skills and a variety of assessment techniques to provide accurate diagnosis.
*Assessing patients through primarily virtual means independently. Some face to face consultations maybe required and requiring travel to sites across Hampshire.
*Agreeing goal orientated programmes in conjunction with the client, his/her family and other professionals involved and planning and implementing appropriate intervention.
*Manage own caseload using specialist knowledge and skills as an autonomous practitioner, including maintenance of comprehensive records.
*To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable as an autonomous practitioner for all aspects of your own professional activities, to carry a clinical caseload of patients for whom you are responsible.
*To keep up to date with evidence base, current national and developments and utilise this knowledge and best practice.
*To maintain a high-level clinical skill set within the team to ensure high quality and compassionate care for all patients.
*To ensure all care delivered empowers patients to recover their independence at the earliest opportunity.
Make a difference with us
If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.
We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.
To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
To deliver the best value for money
Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.
We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.
We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.
*The post holder will provide assessment and evidence based low-intensity CBT interventions to children and young people with Long Covid Syndrome and may extend to also those suffering from Chronic Fatigue.
*To take a role in the specialist psychology intervention to patients as part of the specialist team, assessing and treating own caseload of patients who may have a complex presentation and maintain associated records as an autonomous practitioner.
*This will include specialist interventions to address fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety and depression and generalist advice for sleep disorders and health lifestyle choices. Support to the wider Integrated Care System through liaison and teaching to local services, including therapy teams and education settings.
*Undertake evidence-based projects, including recommendations for change in practice and participate in research and audit.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).