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Psychological Therapist Specialist Palliative Care

Job Reference: 839-2833557-MP

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Psychological therapist
Location:
Priscilla Bacon Centre for Specialist Palliative Care, Norwich
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.


Specialist Palliative Care Services requires a Psychological Therapist to work as part of their Psychological Team for 15 hours/week. You will ideally have experience of working with patients and their families in a healthcare environment and/or working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. Ideally, you will also hold another qualification in nursing, allied healthcare or social work.

You will deliver evidence based psychological assessment and intervention to patients and relatives in situations where the patient is affected by a life-threatening illness and has complex specialist palliative care needs. This includes working in the context of illness, dying, death and bereavement.

It will be important for you to note that psycho-therapeutic practice within the context of Specialist Palliative Care is challenging and requires the therapist to be adaptable and responsive to the changing needs of the patient and their family. Often the practitioner will be required to be witness and therapeutically hold the intense suffering of patients and families.

You will manage your own supervised clinical caseload, supporting patients and families primarily within an out-patient setting and sometimes within the patient’s home. However, you will also be able to apply your skills within the in-patient unit where the timeframe may be shorter. Note that Covid 19 has impacted upon the way in which the service is currently delivered with many of the appointments being offered via the telephone or on NHS Attend.

A significant part of this role is the advice, consultation, clinical supervision and support for the wider Specialist Palliative Care Team, Hospital Oncology/Palliative services and generalist colleagues working across the the Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust. The focus of this is around the emotional impact of illness for the patient, their family and the staff caring for them.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

For further details:

Tracey Dryhurst - Psychological Services Lead in Specialist Palliative Care

tracey.dryhurst@nchc.nhs.uk

01602 272763




Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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


UK Registration

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



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