Specialist Paediatric Psychologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
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We have an exciting opportunity for a senior clinical psychologist to join the Psychological and Mental Health Services department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (PAMHS). The post holder will work as part of a team of clinical psychologistswithin the Specialist Health Conditions Stream. The Specialist Health Conditions Stream provides a specialist paediatric psychology service to children and young people under the care of 6 specialties within the hospital - urology, endocrinology, dermatology, rheumatology, gastroenterology and neurology. The post holder will work predominantly within the neurology service.
The post holder will be working in a senior service lead role within the neurologypsychology team, in addition to offering input to other specialties within the specialist health conditions stream as required. This post will involve working with children and families who access the hospital under the care of the Neurology department. The Neurology department provide a specialist service for the diagnosis and treatment of children with neurological disorders, on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will lead the systematic delivery of high quality, evidence based clinical psychology services to patients and families as part of the multidisciplinary neurology team. They will also be expected to provide consultation and expertise to the staff teams working within these services. In addition they will provide clinical leadership within the psychology team, with responsibility for supervision of junior colleagues, service governance and management, innovation and organization.
The post holder will be expected to contribute to the flexible delivery of psychology services across the Trust, in response to new developments and organisational changes.
Utilisation of research skills for audit, policy and service development and research is encouraged.
For further information, please contact any of the following individuals via email:Dr Emma Hewson (Consultant Clinical Psychologist): email@example.com
Dr Eleanor Wells (Principal Clinical Psychologist): firstname.lastname@example.org
GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.
We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.
We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.
We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
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