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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 328-SC-2506553

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Psychology Service
The James Cook University Hospital / Friarage Hospital, Middlesbrough / Northallerton
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum (pro rata)

Are you a dynamic Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist or Psychological Therapist looking for a new challenge in a Medical Psychology Service?

The Post

We are looking to appoint a Psychologist or Psychological Therapist to work with patients with physical health conditions. The post is split between the James Cook University Hospital (two days a week) and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton (two days a week). The post holder will be supervised and supported by Clinical / Counselling Psychologists within the Medical Psychology service.

The clinical work will involve:

  • Individual therapeutic work
  • Group work
  • Inpatient consultations
  • Consultation with MDT colleagues

The clinical work will involve a mixture of virtual consultations and face-to-face consultations (based on clinical need).

This post is fixed term to cover maternity leave. It is an opportunity for practitioners who have an interest in the psychology of physical health, and might be looking to develop their career in this area. Training, supervision and support will be provided for candidates who do not have experience of working in this area.

The Team

The Medical Psychology service is made up of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, CBT therapists and Counsellors, and we deliver psychological assessment, intervention and support to patients with a range of medical conditions across the lifespan. We utilise third wave therapies (especially Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness) alongside CBT as the core therapeutic modalities, with training and supervision provided to support delivery of these approaches. We also carry out clinical audit, research and service evaluation. We have strong links with the Doctoral Training Programmes at the University of Teesside, and we provide teaching, placements and research projects for Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology trainees.

The Trust encourages innovation and service development, and we actively support this within the Medical Psychology service. All clinicians are expected to take on service development and service governance duties as part of their role, both within the Psychology service and within the wider MDTs in which we work. We provide mentoring and support to deliver this.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ms Rosey Ferris (Consultant Clinical Psychologist - James Cook)

Tel: 01642 282708

Dr Emma Henderson (Clinical Psychologist, Friarage Hospital)

Tel: 01609 763780

Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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