Senior Clinical Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This fixed term post (1 year) provides the opportunity to work alongside other psychologists and psychiatrists working within the department and across the region as part of a supportive and close knit team.

Band 7/8a Clinical Psychologist (Maternity Leave Cover)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic clinical psychologist to join our growing team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Family Therapist working in Children's Psychological Medicine (CPM). The post involves working within the rehabilitation stream of the service working specifically in the area of chronic pain (6 sessions) but there will also be opportunities to work with children and young people with other conditions for example long covid, ME/CFS.

Main duties of the job

Out-patient sessions are based at Douglas House while in-patient sessions will be based at the Children's Hospital Oxford. In all aspects of the role the post holder will join a supportive MDT where psychological services are well established and are highly valued.

The post-holder will contribute directly to clinical care through assessment, one to one therapy, group work and education and training. The role will involve the provision of psychological assessment and therapy, implementing plans for clients' treatment needs, undertaking risk management and risk assessments, and liaising with and advising members of the MDT where appropriate. The post holder will also be required to contribute to the department's in-patient rota within the Children's hospital which offers a direct (within hours) service to the Children's wards.

Applicants will hold a post graduate doctoral qualification or equivalent in Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychology, will be registered as a practitioner psychologist with the HCPC and will demonstrate experience in working within clinical health, together with a strong academic record.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. For more information please see our OUH YouTube channel.

Date posted

20 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £57,349 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

321-CSS-5507731-B78A

Job locations

Douglas house, Oxford

14A Magdalen Rd

Oxford

OX4 1RW


Job description

Job responsibilities

The department of Psychological Medicine is seeking to recruit a part-time fixed term practitioner psychologist to cover maternity leave to join our established Psychological Medicine services based within Oxford University Hospitals Trust. The department of Psychological Medicine is an innovative and dynamic team of psychologists, family therapist and psychiatrists co-located within the medical environment and providing psychological services to patients across the lifespan. The department has 23 psychologists and psychiatrists working into children's services as well as three assistants and provides regular core and specialist placements for Oxford clinical doctorate trainees.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department of Psychological Medicine is seeking to recruit a part-time fixed term practitioner psychologist to cover maternity leave to join our established Psychological Medicine services based within Oxford University Hospitals Trust. The department of Psychological Medicine is an innovative and dynamic team of psychologists, family therapist and psychiatrists co-located within the medical environment and providing psychological services to patients across the lifespan. The department has 23 psychologists and psychiatrists working into children's services as well as three assistants and provides regular core and specialist placements for Oxford clinical doctorate trainees.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of clinical work with children and adults diagnosed with long-term conditions and/or physical health difficulties
  • Ability to work with children and young people with a range of physical health needs, and their families
  • Ability to recognize own training and supervision needs
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work with highly distressed children, adults and family members
  • Experience in individual therapy, work with families and group work
  • Experience of working across the life span

Desirable

  • Experience of clinical work within an acute hospital setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people presenting with a range of chronic and acute health issues

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration as a practitioner psychologist
  • Competent in the delivery of CBT
  • Trained in the delivery of at least two therapeutic models

Desirable

  • Additional specialist therapeutic training
  • BABCP Accreditation

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to undertake clinical and service related research or audit consistent with the needs of the department and in keeping with the job requirements
  • Ability to administer, score and report on psychometric measures in children of all ages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and through written work
  • Competence in assessing and managing risk
  • Ability to work within supervision

Desirable

  • Experience of working with clients diagnosed with Chronic Pain

Personal

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to exercise autonomy/initiative
  • To be able to think clearly and to communicate this well to others
  • To be able to remain calm and behave in a confident and professional manner in challenging situations
  • To demonstrate good organizational skills

Desirable

  • Interest in developing skills through further training in relevant aspects of Psychology
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Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of clinical work with children and adults diagnosed with long-term conditions and/or physical health difficulties
  • Ability to work with children and young people with a range of physical health needs, and their families
  • Ability to recognize own training and supervision needs
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work with highly distressed children, adults and family members
  • Experience in individual therapy, work with families and group work
  • Experience of working across the life span

Desirable

  • Experience of clinical work within an acute hospital setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people presenting with a range of chronic and acute health issues

Qualifications

Essential

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration as a practitioner psychologist
  • Competent in the delivery of CBT
  • Trained in the delivery of at least two therapeutic models

Desirable

  • Additional specialist therapeutic training
  • BABCP Accreditation

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to undertake clinical and service related research or audit consistent with the needs of the department and in keeping with the job requirements
  • Ability to administer, score and report on psychometric measures in children of all ages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and through written work
  • Competence in assessing and managing risk
  • Ability to work within supervision

Desirable

  • Experience of working with clients diagnosed with Chronic Pain

Personal

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to exercise autonomy/initiative
  • To be able to think clearly and to communicate this well to others
  • To be able to remain calm and behave in a confident and professional manner in challenging situations
  • To demonstrate good organizational skills

Desirable

  • Interest in developing skills through further training in relevant aspects of Psychology
  • car driver

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Douglas house, Oxford

14A Magdalen Rd

Oxford

OX4 1RW


Employer's website

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Douglas house, Oxford

14A Magdalen Rd

Oxford

OX4 1RW


Employer's website

https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Konrad Jacobs

Konrad.Jacobs@ouh.nhs.uk

01865234189

Date posted

20 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £57,349 a year per annum pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

321-CSS-5507731-B78A

Job locations

Douglas house, Oxford

14A Magdalen Rd

Oxford

OX4 1RW


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