Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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If you are passionate about making a positive difference to the quality of life of people living with neurological conditions, then this post may be the opportunity for you. We are delighted to advertise this permanent post in the Neuropsychology Services at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust (STHFT).
We aim to attract a committed, diverse, and talented workforce who are passionate about delivering psychological care within an acute hospital setting and adapting approaches to meet the needs of our services and service users. In return, we offer a supportive, dynamic work setting where you can link with colleagues and develop your career.
We welcome applications from HCPC registered Clinical Psychologists with skills and experience in Neuropsychology relevant to this context; support will be given for anyone returning to the workplace.
As a department, we recognise that diversity of workforce extends our skills, experiences, and ideas, thereby adding value and creativity to our services. The department has an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community.
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Main duties of the job
Within this diverse role in both the neuropsychology outpatient service and MND service, there will be opportunities for multidisciplinary team working, providing supervision and training along with guidance to the wider staff group. Working with patients and team members, there is potential to have a far-reaching positive impact both directly and indirectly, making a huge difference to outcomes and quality of life for patients with neurological conditions.
Our service provides high quality, in depth neuropsychological assessment that can be diagnostic or provide a profile of strengths and difficulties to support adjustment.
The specialist MND service offers multi-disciplinary support to patients and their families. Psychologists provide psychological support (including end of life care), cognitive screening and assessment, and consultation to the MDT. As part of the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITRaN), the MND service is internationally renowned for both research and clinical care. Psychologists are encouraged and supported to work in existing research and develop their own, including options to attend research meetings, journal clubs, international conferences and access formal mentoring. The MND Psychology team now has a track record of attracting funding and facilitating development of clinical academic career paths.
New members of staff receive a warm welcome. There are options for hybrid/flexible working, and observation and shadowing are encouraged. All staff have a dedicated clinical supervisor.
As a member of the department, you will be part of a substantial, experienced, and enthusiastic team; benefitting from inhouse professional development including clinical supervision, special interest groups and opportunities to engage in our wider projects.
The department is committed to supporting our staff and have a well-supported Staff Engagement and Wellbeing Group. The Trust has a flexible working policy, allowing for a range of flexible / hybrid working options as appropriate to the service needs. The attached document outlines our department strategy.
As a dynamic department, we have seen considerable growth in recent years and have a portfolio of new service developments. Continuing professional development is strongly supported, as appropriate to the individual's and organisation's requirements.
The department has strong links with the Sheffield, Leeds and Hull DClinPsy courses. We also offer placements to trainees on DCounsPsy courses.
Applicants can be considered for other potential vacancies if interested.
We have inpatient and outpatient services including stroke, MND, neurorehabilitation, dementia, neurosurgery, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, dementia and Parkinsons disease. Referrals are received from neurologists and neurosurgeons who are highly regarded specialists in their fields.
Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.
The role will be of particular interest to those interested in pursuing a clinical research career.
When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Stephanie Andrews
Principal Clinical Psychologist
0114 271 3770
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