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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2019.

CBT Therapist

Job Reference: J180-A-19-318243

Central Advertising - General Practitioners
Practitioner Health Programme
£34,407 -£43,360

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.

CB Therapist

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 Therapistswith ‘core’ clinical backgrounds to work with PHP in the locations listed below. You willbe joining a very experienced and dynamic team consisting of GPs, psychiatrists, nurses, administrators and other therapists.

Successful applicants will offer a range of CBT interventions to a varied and complex patient group. Therapists at PHP are expected to offer more than a standardtreatment package and will work in partnershipwiththe leadcliniciansand MDT to coordinate care appropriately. Occasionally there may be a needfora prescribed number of sessions, butmore likely there will be an expectation thatyou will assess a patient’s need and tailor your offer to meet their specific needs. Sick doctors and dentists often find it difficult to access generic services, so for this reason, along with the rest of the MDT you will be required to be creative in how you manage your therapeutic offer, and manage risk.

You will have access to daily MDT meetings and several layers of clinical advisors and specialists to help you manage your patients.

An understanding of how hospitals and practices function is vital for successful applicants, together with an understanding of the regulatoryenvironment in which doctorswork.This patient group will require you to be confident in your clinical skills, whilst displaying sensitivity and understanding to their situations. Previous experience of working with sick professionals is essential, as is a good sense of humour and an ability to navigate patient’s complex defence mechanisms.

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.

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.

Locations needed:

Full time and part time posts: Outer London, Leeds, Birmingham, South West (Devon,Dorest, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucester), South East (Kent, Surrey, Sussex) East Region (Essex, Oxford, Cambridge, Worcester) Hampshire.

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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