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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2019.

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Applied Psychologist/High Intensity Psychological Interventionist

Job Reference: 285-1268-MH

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 SM PHP CCG Contracts
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

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Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

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Physical Health Psychology Service

Applied Psychologist or High Intensity Interventionist

General & HIV - Physical Health Psychology


Salary Band 7 part time 37.5 hours (0.8 general & 0.2 HIV)

 Are you looking for a new opportunity to work with people with physical health conditions?

Are you passionate interested in working within Diabetes, HIV, Gastroenterology Cardiology, and Respiratory? If so, you can really add value to the already large existing Physical Health Psychology Service.

In the Physical Health Psychology Service you really can make a difference to patients and learn about a broad spectrum of health conditions. We are looking for people like you who are highly motivated and dedicated to join our team.

We are looking for either an innovative qualified Psychologist or a Psychological Practitioner who has accreditation with BABCP. The successful candidate must have a good knowledge base and understanding of psychological impact of the physical health condition and also be able to demonstrate the use of evidence based psychological models to provide patients with robust assessment in order to inform therapy and good practice. This post will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to contribute to the psychology service provided to adults receiving care within the Diabetes, HIV, Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Respiratory services.   

This post will be based at Whitmore Reans Health Centre in Wolverhampton, with the possibility to work alongside the HIV team in the Wolverhampton area. Provide psychological care and support to patients via 1:1 interventions.  The successful candidate will develop and maintain close working relationship with the wider MDT, offer training and consultancy to the staff team and will be keen to evaluate the effectiveness of their input.

Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust provides healthcare services to the people of Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Dudley. The Physical Health Psychology is a friendly and supportive team of psychological therapists & Health practitioners who aim to assist people in adapting to and developing creative solutions for physical health problems. There are strong links with local Clinical Psychology and other training courses as well as providing a supportive structure of supervision and CPD opportunities. 

In return for your enthusiasm, hard work and commitment you will benefit from being part of an expanding and exciting division with good support structures. The post will be based within the psychology department, with all the associated benefits of professional development, supervision and peer support.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Dr Louise Dodd – Principal Applied Psychologist, Contact No: 01902 444487 or Debbie Gardner Team Manager 01384 366249

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are our patients and as such uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to identify candidates who are unsuitable to work with our patients.

If you are applying for a post involving access to persons in receipt of health services, your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is a Registered Body with DBS and will ask eligible candidates to apply for a Disclosure as one of our pre-employment checks. Candidates should be aware that failure to reveal information relating to any convictions could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. As such candidates applying for posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services are required to declare all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings both in their application and subsequent declaration if invited to interview.

Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having a conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background of your offence. The Trust has a statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available to all applicants.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Standard or Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st January 2019 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the Trust.

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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