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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/08/2019.

CBT Therapist

Job Reference: J180-A-19-318239

Central Advertising - General Practitioners
Practitioner Health Programme
Vauxhall, Leeds & Birmingham

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


The Service

The NHS Practitioner HealthProgramme (PHP) is a multi-award winning and CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ clinical service catering to the needs of doctors and dentists with mental health and/ or addiction problems.

For the last 10 years the service has been mainly providing services to doctors and dentists living in and around London. In 2016the service was expanded to provide services to GPs and GP trainees across England, and following the success of this more recent expansion, will be providing services to all doctors and dentistsacross England from late 2019.

The national servicewill offer a completely confidential mental health and addiction service for doctors and dentistswho would otherwise find it difficult to access existing localNHSservices.

The Role

The service is looking to recruit Cognitive Behaviour Therapists to work flexibly for PHPin all areas of England. You will need to have access to your own clinical/ therapeutic space to see patients, and be willing to work with complex and challenging presentations safely, and with minimal supervision.

Patients who are referred to you as atherapist will all have a lead clinician who has undertaken their initial assessment, and will act as their clinical lead throughout their care atPHP. They will be referred to you for a limited period, for a specific piece of therapeutic work, for which you will invoice PHP. The lead clinician will be contactable for issues or concerns with your patients.

PHPare unable to specify how many patients will be referred to you, as this will be dependent on your availability,accessibilityand patient demand. There will be an expectation that your availability will be shared on thePHPsmartphoneApp, allowing your patients to book with you via this platform.

You will need to be an experienced CB therapist with post qualification experience of working within the CBT model. You will also need to have existing clinical supervision arrangements in place.

Experience of working with sick health professional is also desirable, as the 10years of experience of PHP has shown that doctors present differently and have a number of additional challenges in accessing and remaining in treatment.

The importance of confidentiality is paramount to the success of the relationship between you as a therapist, your PHP patients, and thePHPcentral team. No patient should be worse off as a result of accessing the service. Working with this client group can be immensely rewarding, but can also occasionally pose some clinical andprofessional challenges. As aPHPCB therapist you will have access to clinicians and managerswith overa decade’s worth of experience of working exclusively with this client group, and you will be encouraged to share challenges with this team, and not take risks alone.

Your application for this post should reflect your knowledge of this client group and the challenges you expect to face. You should also highlight your availability to seePHPpatients when referrals start.

Successful applicants will need to be flexible in their approach, sensitive to the unique challenges doctors face in accessing care, and be committed to providing evidenced based treatment in a strictly confidential manner.

If you wish to discuss this role further, please arrange to speak with thePHPClinical Director, Richard Jones on 02030494505 or via the email supplied below.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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