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Clinical Psychologist in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation

Job Reference: 431-SUR-6798-B

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pain Management
Orsett Hospital, Basildon
£37,570 - £43,772 pa pro

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and dynamic place to work. Our values - safe, caring, excellent – are at the core of everything we do and are the basis for our interactions with patients and each other.

The Trust is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission who described our services as effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Basildon Hospital was the first in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ for maternity care and our ambition is to become ‘outstanding’ in as many services as possible over the coming months and years.

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

We work collaboratively with our NHS partners in mid and south Essex to ensure that local people have access to the best possible healthcare services.

We are part of UCLPartners, an academic health and science partnership with over 40 members who together form one of the world’s leading centres of medical innovation and education. We offer a professional environment where all staff have excellent education, coaching, mentoring, training and development opportunities.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our healthcare team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!

Applications are invited for the Post of Clinical Psychologist in Pain Management and Neuromodulation this post is a permanent position. The Pain Management Service offers a full range of chronic pain services, including neuromodulation with neurostimulation and intrathecal drug delivery.

Other pain management services include an out-patient pain management programme, drug management, physiotherapy, psychology, acupuncture and TENS. We have weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in Pain Management to contribute to a well established Pain Management and Neuromodulation service. The post holder would be based in Orsett with some travel to our partner sites of Chelmsford and Southend anticipated. They would be expected to work as part of an MDT team providing specialist psychological assessment, individual and group therapy, working autonomously within professional guidelines exercising responsibility for the governance of psychological practise within the service/team.

The post holder would be expected to participate in systematic clinical governance and to offer clinical supervision to assistant, trainee and more junior psychologists and other staff members within the pain management service. In addition there are a number of research projects ongoing it would be anticipated that the successful applicant would be encouraged to utilise research skills for audit, service development and research within the field of pain management.

The Pain Management Service (PMS) serves a population of 350,000 across South West Essex and offers Neuromodulation services to Essex (Population 1.8 Million) and beyond. It is staffed by two Consultants, Dr Simon Thomson, Full Time Pain Medicine and Dr Malvern May, Part Time Pain Medicine and one Locum Consultant, Dr Lalith Jayasekera, part time Pain Medicine. The PMS is managed and supported by a team of Nurse Specialists in Pain Management. The service also has full time specialist Physiotherapy.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust has an ongoing commitment to first class service delivery and innovative long-term initiatives and has Associate University Hospital Teaching Status with University College London.

The Trust is situated in the South East of England, close to London and the M25.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Angela Stark

Pain Nurse Specialist

Orsett Hospital,

Rowley Rd, Grays, Essex

RM16 3EU

01268 524900 Ext 2249

BTUH is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding your application or possible interview.

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

We have a range of benefits applicable to staff so please look at the BTUH website for futher information.

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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.

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