An exciting opportunity has arisen for an 8c Consultant Clinical Psychologist position covering maternity leave for a period of 12 months in Clinical Haematology for 30 hours per week.
The post comprises of most of their time working with adult haematological malignancies and a proportion of their time working with the lifespan thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (TTP) service.
It is essential that the post-holder has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and to be HCPC registered by the time of commencing in post. The post holder will be employed by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and will usually be based at the City Hospital.
Main duties of the job
The haematological malignancies aspect will entail providing psychological therapy to both inpatient and outpatients for all blood cancers and stem cell transplants.
The post will involve working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing input to group based interventions and delivering group supervision to non-psychology colleagues.
There is also a requirement to provide supervision to psychology colleagues within the haematology department.
The TTP service provides new patient screening, including neuropsychological, as well as providing psychological therapy for those living with the condition and support to the MDT.
With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.
Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!
We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.Detailed job description and person specificationPlease refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.
Interested applicants are warmly encouraged to contact us for an informal discussion about the role.
For more information on this post, please contact Dr Lisa Worrall, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Medical Psychology (Lisa.Worrall@nuh.nhs.uk) and Dr Sarah Crozier, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Clinical Haematology (Sarah.Crozier@nuh.nhs.uk).
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11 September 2023
Agenda for change
£70,417 to £81,138 a year
Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.
The successful applicant will join the Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. It is a supportive and well-respected department which incorporates specialisms in Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology. There are excellent links with the University of Nottingham and the Trent Clinical Psychology Doctorate Course.
Appropriate clinical supervision will be provided by clinical psychologists working in the adult medical psychology service.
Training & Qualifications
- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
- Eligibility for Chartered Clinical Psychologist Status and registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council
- Post-doctoral training/study in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice and supervision
- Additional study/qualifications in illness or health psychology
- Attendance on a regular basis at highly specialist CPD/training events e.g. those provided by the SCT Psychology Special Interest Group.
- Specialist knowledge, experience and/or training relating to communicating with terminally ill patients.
- Extensive post qualification experience, including post qualification experience within Clinical Medical Psychology
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
- Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment, both as a professionally qualified care coordinator and also within the context of a multidisciplinary care plan.
- Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision to unqualified clinical psychologists and clinical psychologists in training.
- Extensive post-qualification clinical experience of working with patients with general medical conditions and chronic illnesses
- Experience of supervising and managing research and audit projects
- Experience of neuropsychological assessment and interpretation.
- Experience of professional management of qualified or pre-qualified clinical psychologists.
- Experience of multi-professional management of teams or services within the designated specialty.
- Experience of leadership and management.
- Experience of representing the profession in local or regional policy forums.
- Experience of managing and developing specialist services
- Specialist knowledge and experience of working with haematology patients and haematology services
- Specialist experience and knowledge regarding psychological assessment and support of stem cell transplant patients.
Communication and relationship skills
- A high level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS.
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
- Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability to 'hold' the stress of others
- Ability to identify provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours.
- The ability to work effectively with clients from a diverse range of cultural/ethnic backgrounds, and to understand and respect the impact of difference and diversity upon clients' lives and difficulties
Analytical and Judgement skills
- Evidence of highest level of analytical and judgemental skills.
- A doctoral level of research knowledge. The ability to lead on both clinical and non-clinical research, applying a doctoral level of knowledge and skills in research designs, methods and analyses (including complex multivariate statistics) as practised in the field of clinical psychology
- Ability to analyse highly complex psychological data in order to develop individual psychological formulations
- Ability 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 challenging behaviour.
- Record of having published in either peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books
Planning and organisation skills
- Evidence of highly advanced planning and organisational skills
- Post-qualification experience of service development and planning
- Formal management/leadership training.
- Ability to carry and administer heavy test materials.
- Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings
- Up to date immunisations are required (including TB, HepB)
- Ability to work on days to suit the service
Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours
- Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's "We are here for you" behavioural standards
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