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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 259-1937837RLH

Employer:
Barts Health NHS Trust
Department:
Renal Nursing Specialist Care
Location:
Royal London Hospital, London
Salary:
£44,347 - £50,549 pro rata per annum inc

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.


Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Band 7 - Part Time 22.5 hours per week - Fixed Term 11 months

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join us as part of the Renal Psychological Medicine service.

Our team is located within a large multi-disciplinary Renal Department, based primarily at The Royal London Hospital. This is an excellent opportunity to develop specialist psychological assessment, treatment, consultation and service development skills within a clinical health setting across inpatient wards, dialysis units and outpatient clinics. The post holder will be working alongside the Lead Clinical Psychologist to provide timely and accessible psychological support to adults with Chronic and End Stage Kidney Disease, their relatives and carers. Previous experience working with young people and adults with Long term Health Conditions is desirable but not essential.

A significant part of the role will involve supporting the Lead Psychologist to roll out a programme of training and staff support to nurses working across the 5 Hameodialysis units within Barts Health NHS Trust. Therefore some travel to our satellite dialysis units will be required.

Another key part of the role will be to help us to continue to develop psychoeducation programmes for patients transitioning on to different Renal Replacement Therapies (RRT; e.g. Peritoneal Dialysis, Haemodialysis, Live Kidney Donor Transplant), but also young people (16-18 years) transitioning from child to adult Renal services.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to adapt their psychological assessment and therapy skills to a fast paced clinical environment, and the confidence to contribute a psychological perspective to multi-disciplinary case discussion.

Access to regular and supportive clinical supervision will be provided and Continued Professional Development will be encouraged.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information about the post or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Siobhan Commins, Clinical Psychologist. S.commins@nhs.net or 0203 594 0627.




We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.


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.


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



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