Barts Health NHS Trust
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Newham University Hospital Gynaecology Services are looking for an enthusiastic and exceptional individual for the role of Counsellor in a permanent position. The ideal applicant would have excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and attitude, witha commitment to improve the service. You will be an approachable counsellor who connects with staff and patients at all levels. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the provision of high-quality women centred care for every one of our patients. Working within Gynae Services, the Counsellor is a key member of the team who can help to address patient concerns to prevent and reduce complaints. The post holder will have specific responsibility for providing high quality services with a focus on improving patient experience and outcomes. Youwill be part of a small friendly team who are respected and committed to providing a high standard of care. We aim to deliver holistic care for our patients and those important to them and therefore work closely alongside members of the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality, person-centred care, that is evidence-based. You will be an experienced and enthusiastic counsellor who is passionate about improving patient experience and supporting women and their families with pregnancy loss.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will offer counselling to clients using the pregnancy advisory service -pre/post abortion. Maternity services will also refer women requiring counselling following pregnancy loss or a neonatal death. The pregnancy loss might be a social termination for personalreasons, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancies, a medical termination due to fetal abnormalities or maternal sickness or an early/ late miscarriage. You will provide a confidential service in respect to patient's pregnancy details, medical treatments and after care. You will be responsible for onward referral and liaison with other counsellors, GPs, Safeguarding team, Bereavement team, social workers and psychiatristsas appropriate.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which ourWeCarevalues and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by ourWeCarevalues and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.
To provide culturally sensitive counselling to patients
Take responsibility for ones own workload, for management of caseloads and for making professional decisions
To be accountable as per line management terms and attend regular supervision for clinical work
To be able to respect different ethical stances of other professional and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
To follow British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy/ UK Council for Psychotherapy code of ethics and practice
To maintain up to date records of clients work, supervision attendance and discharge summaries
To ensure that the services offered reflect the needs of users and take into account their religion cultural and linguistic needs
To facilitate research by providing statistics on service uptake and other relevant information where required
Provide specialist advice and support where appropriate to ensure effective communication exists between the multidisciplinary teams, patients and/or their relative
Is approachable and supportive to team members
Ensures that all Trust/ National guidelines and policies are adhered to at all times by actively promoting the aims and objectives of the organisation.
Responds positively to correction and guidance
Certificate of Sponsorship
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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).