University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to cover a period of maternity leave, until mid July 2024.
The successful applicant for this post will have experience in in working with young people, and their families, preferably with complex presentations, potentially including long term medical conditions (specifically hearing and speech related).
They will have organisational skills, and a strong commitment to team-work. This post would suit someone aiming to increase their experience at a higher-banding or in working in paediatrics. Training will be given in working with the specific presentations typically seen within the service.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide highly specialist, tertiary level clinical psychology input to babies, children and young people seen across the general paediatric psychology service within the AVM services. It is suitable for qualified psychologists with an interest in working with children and young people who are deaf, hearing impaired or experience sounds differently. Existing experience of paediatric clinical psychology is necessary together with a keen interest in developing skills in this area. The focus of this role is to contribute to the provision and further development of a high quality multidisciplinary and clinical service for children and young people with sound-related impairment, causing cognitive, communication, and/or emotional difficulties, impacting on development and wellbeing. The post holder will receive close supervision and sometimes work in collaboration with other team members. As a scientist-practitioner, the post holder will be implementing interventions which are theoretically driven and, where appropriate, will participate in research projects.The post holder may be potentially responsible for attached doctoral trainees and assistant and/or graduate psychologists as applicable. They will be expected to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development within the areas served by the Paediatric Clinical Psychology Department.
The paediatric clinical psychologist team works across the services provided by the Royal National ENT Hospital (RNENTH) and in particular within paediatric audiology and paediatric auditory implants. A team of four Psychologists provide assessment and psychological therapy, support children with hospital procedures, and are integral to a range of highly specialist multidisciplinary clinics such as auditory processing disorder clinic, and the paediatric tinnitus and hyperacusis clinic.
The psychologists are at the forefront in the UK in the understanding and management of paediatric tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia and are actively engaged in research in these areas. The department attract referrals nationally from other Paediatric Audiology services.
The RNENTH is part of the UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. There is a wealth of specialist clinical and research expertise within the service and close links with the Ear Institute, University College London.
Candidates must have completed post-graduate level training in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society, or British Psychological Society Statement of Equivalence and be registered as practitioner psychologists with the HCPC.
Knowledge and Qualifications
Skills and Abilities
Academic & research
Quality and service improvement
Personal and People Development
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