Clinical Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Clinical Psychologist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated HCPC Clinical Psychologist to cover maternity leave on a fixed term contract. The post holder will be someone who is interested in working with individuals and communities within a Population Health model aimed to address wider determinants of wellbeing. This is a new role as part of the transformation of community mental health services where the post holder will seek to meet residents [service-users] needs in an integrated way within local Primary Care Networks (Neighbourhoods) in City & Hackney according to the NHS Long-Term Plan. We envision the post-holder developing innovative ways of working that will also inform further developments of the Trusts approach to Population Health.

The post is suitable for a psychologist who has a particularly interest in Community Psychology and is keen to embrace the privileges of working in a diverse borough with people from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds who have various complex mental health difficulties. The post is not organised around diagnostic categories, and will involve working with people who experience a range of psychological distress, often alongside social and physical health problems, regardless of the label this may attract.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake highly specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions within the Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams and those in the community, particularly those with complex mental health problem (including disordered eating, SMI, complex emotional need, and complex trauma) who may also be vulnerable to poor health outcomes through poverty and other social inequalities, disabilities and physical health conditions.
  • To contribute towards the development of partnership working with local community organisations.
  • To support the development of, through co-production, psychological interventions that address the needs of those served including resilience and recovery, shared support, social connections and community engagement, including the development of a group programme.
  • To provide highly specialist consultation and support to staff to the broader staff team within the Neighbourhood teams and other community organisations on the management of cases presenting with complex trauma, disordered eating, psychosis and attachment-related issues.
  • To provide regular support and consultation to staff including the facilitation of reflective practice

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Date posted

06 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£54,223 to £60,316 a year pro rota incl HCA

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

9 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

363-CH10625-C

Job locations

C&H AMH Central Psychology

2 Crozier Terrace

London

E9 6AT


Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training

Essential

  • oDoctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalence (statement of equivalence (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996)) and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)
  • oMust be HCPC registration as clinical psychologist/ practitioner psychologist
  • oClinical supervision training for doctoral clinical /counselling psychology trainees.
  • oBPS accredited degree in psychology or equivalent

Desirable

  • oFurther training within systemic or community psychology approaches
  • oFurther training in a therapeutic modality relevant to complex mental health e.g. trauma interventions such as EMDR/ TF-CBT

Experience

Essential

  • oSubstantial post qualification work experience in the NHS
  • oExperience of working as a clinical psychologist in a multi-disciplinary team for adults with complex mental health needs.
  • oExperience of working with a wide variety of service user groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity.
  • oExperience of planning and exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • oExperience of providing teaching, training, consultation and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • oExperience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters.
  • oExperience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary/multi professional/agency services/teams.

Desirable

  • oExperience of working in partnership with third sector agencies.
  • oExperience of facilitating groups including groups for staff.
  • oExperience of developing and delivering specialist training programmes.
  • oExperience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • oThe use of QI or other improvement methodology in clinical settings
  • oExperience of using teleconferencing (e.g. Skype, zoom, Facetime) in any 1:1 setting and group meetings including for supervision
  • oExperience of working within a community psychology framework

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • oWell-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, in both verbal and written form clinically sensitive information to residents, other professional colleagues, families, and carers within a highly emotive and unpredictable environment.
  • oTo be able to engage and assess the mental state and risk of residents who have multiple needs and often present in a chaotic and/or distressed way.
  • oTo be able to engage with residents, carers and experts-by-experience in the co-production of meaningful interventions including training, treatments and other wellbeing-focused endeavors.
  • oTo offer brief psychologically informed interventions in a meaningful way to develop a clear formulation around difficulties. This may support transition to other services or provide support within the system to other professionals.
  • oTo develop a formulation that may inform further intervention and management of ongoing difficulties.
  • oCapacity to work calmly and thoughtfully when addressing traumatic psychological issues, demonstrating an awareness of the sensitivity and unpredictability of individuals who have experienced complex trauma, and a capacity to tolerate the strong emotions evoked by such work
  • oAble to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • oHighly developed skills in the effective communication of highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to a wide variety of recipients in a range of settings within and outside the NHS, including the ability to produce comprehensive and coherent letters, reports and associated documentation.
  • oHighly developed communication skills at overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance.
  • oSkills in working in multidisciplinary settings.
  • oSkills in providing advice and consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • oDoctoral-level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the field of clinical psychology.
  • oAbility to provide a culturally competent and non-stigmatising service including an awareness of the potential impact of discrimination and inequality on mental health.
  • oAbility to support and co-ordinate the work of psychology colleagues within the service.
  • oAbility to co-ordinate the recording and reporting of clinical information as required.
  • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for complex health and social needs (e.g. trauma, self-harm, people diagnosed with 'personality disorder', psychosis, dual diagnosis, 'eating disorder' etc).
  • oHighly-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies - preferably including one or more from Systemic, CBT, Psychodynamic.
  • oThe theory and practice of psychological assessment and therapies in relation to treatment of a range of mental health disorders, including SMI, complex mental health and psychosis
  • oRisk assessment practice and procedures.

Desirable

  • oSkills in providing consultation to other qualified and unqualified staff, within both statutory and non statutory sectors.
  • oAbility to support and co-ordinate the work of psychology colleagues within the team.
  • oCommunity Psychology Theory, models and practice
  • oThe application of standardised assessments and outcome measures.
  • oThe value of people participation in the delivery and development of services
  • oRoutine Outcome measures including PROMs, PREMs and CROMs
  • oThe Recovery Model and Recovery measures (one of DIALOG, QPR or ReQoL and co production of clinical intervention and clinical services
  • oCloud based mental health Apps or programs scope and application
  • oKnowledge of Integrated care agenda
  • oApproaches to addressing population physical and mental health including Community psychology

Other

Essential

  • oCommitment to co-production
  • oAbility to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours.
  • oAbility to contain and work with organisational stress and able to contain the stress of others.
  • oAbility to produce high quality professional results to specified deadlines and other time constraints.
  • oAbility to work creatively, co-operatively, reliably and consistently as an independent practitioner, as a mentor and supervisor, and in multi-disciplinary and team settings.

Desirable

  • oAbility to identify and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and behaviours that challenge
  • oAbility to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • oExperience of co-production with people with lived experience of mental distress
Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training

Essential

  • oDoctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalence (statement of equivalence (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996)) and able to demonstrate eligibility for BPS CPsychol (Chartered Psychologist)
  • oMust be HCPC registration as clinical psychologist/ practitioner psychologist
  • oClinical supervision training for doctoral clinical /counselling psychology trainees.
  • oBPS accredited degree in psychology or equivalent

Desirable

  • oFurther training within systemic or community psychology approaches
  • oFurther training in a therapeutic modality relevant to complex mental health e.g. trauma interventions such as EMDR/ TF-CBT

Experience

Essential

  • oSubstantial post qualification work experience in the NHS
  • oExperience of working as a clinical psychologist in a multi-disciplinary team for adults with complex mental health needs.
  • oExperience of working with a wide variety of service user groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity.
  • oExperience of planning and exercising full clinical responsibility for service users' psychological care and treatment within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
  • oExperience of providing teaching, training, consultation and/or professional and clinical supervision.
  • oExperience of work in a multi-cultural setting, including working with interpreters.
  • oExperience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary/multi professional/agency services/teams.

Desirable

  • oExperience of working in partnership with third sector agencies.
  • oExperience of facilitating groups including groups for staff.
  • oExperience of developing and delivering specialist training programmes.
  • oExperience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • oThe use of QI or other improvement methodology in clinical settings
  • oExperience of using teleconferencing (e.g. Skype, zoom, Facetime) in any 1:1 setting and group meetings including for supervision
  • oExperience of working within a community psychology framework

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • oWell-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, in both verbal and written form clinically sensitive information to residents, other professional colleagues, families, and carers within a highly emotive and unpredictable environment.
  • oTo be able to engage and assess the mental state and risk of residents who have multiple needs and often present in a chaotic and/or distressed way.
  • oTo be able to engage with residents, carers and experts-by-experience in the co-production of meaningful interventions including training, treatments and other wellbeing-focused endeavors.
  • oTo offer brief psychologically informed interventions in a meaningful way to develop a clear formulation around difficulties. This may support transition to other services or provide support within the system to other professionals.
  • oTo develop a formulation that may inform further intervention and management of ongoing difficulties.
  • oCapacity to work calmly and thoughtfully when addressing traumatic psychological issues, demonstrating an awareness of the sensitivity and unpredictability of individuals who have experienced complex trauma, and a capacity to tolerate the strong emotions evoked by such work
  • oAble to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • oHighly developed skills in the effective communication of highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to a wide variety of recipients in a range of settings within and outside the NHS, including the ability to produce comprehensive and coherent letters, reports and associated documentation.
  • oHighly developed communication skills at overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance.
  • oSkills in working in multidisciplinary settings.
  • oSkills in providing advice and consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • oDoctoral-level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex, multivariate data analysis as practised within the field of clinical psychology.
  • oAbility to provide a culturally competent and non-stigmatising service including an awareness of the potential impact of discrimination and inequality on mental health.
  • oAbility to support and co-ordinate the work of psychology colleagues within the service.
  • oAbility to co-ordinate the recording and reporting of clinical information as required.
  • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for complex health and social needs (e.g. trauma, self-harm, people diagnosed with 'personality disorder', psychosis, dual diagnosis, 'eating disorder' etc).
  • oHighly-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies - preferably including one or more from Systemic, CBT, Psychodynamic.
  • oThe theory and practice of psychological assessment and therapies in relation to treatment of a range of mental health disorders, including SMI, complex mental health and psychosis
  • oRisk assessment practice and procedures.

Desirable

  • oSkills in providing consultation to other qualified and unqualified staff, within both statutory and non statutory sectors.
  • oAbility to support and co-ordinate the work of psychology colleagues within the team.
  • oCommunity Psychology Theory, models and practice
  • oThe application of standardised assessments and outcome measures.
  • oThe value of people participation in the delivery and development of services
  • oRoutine Outcome measures including PROMs, PREMs and CROMs
  • oThe Recovery Model and Recovery measures (one of DIALOG, QPR or ReQoL and co production of clinical intervention and clinical services
  • oCloud based mental health Apps or programs scope and application
  • oKnowledge of Integrated care agenda
  • oApproaches to addressing population physical and mental health including Community psychology

Other

Essential

  • oCommitment to co-production
  • oAbility to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours.
  • oAbility to contain and work with organisational stress and able to contain the stress of others.
  • oAbility to produce high quality professional results to specified deadlines and other time constraints.
  • oAbility to work creatively, co-operatively, reliably and consistently as an independent practitioner, as a mentor and supervisor, and in multi-disciplinary and team settings.

Desirable

  • oAbility to identify and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and behaviours that challenge
  • oAbility to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • oExperience of co-production with people with lived experience of mental distress

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

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).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

C&H AMH Central Psychology

2 Crozier Terrace

London

E9 6AT


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

C&H AMH Central Psychology

2 Crozier Terrace

London

E9 6AT


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Appointing Manager

Nadia Joseph

nadia.joseph@nhs.net

07435734385

Date posted

06 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£54,223 to £60,316 a year pro rota incl HCA

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

9 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

363-CH10625-C

Job locations

C&H AMH Central Psychology

2 Crozier Terrace

London

E9 6AT


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