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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 284-19-DTAG-746

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Health In Mind
Location:
Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Salary:
£44,606 to £50,819

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


We have flexible opportunities for experienced clinical psychologist(s) to work across neonatal units and in paediatrics. We have 0.4wte sessions at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, 0.2wte at Heartlands Neonatal Unit and a number of sessions available at Birmingham Children’s Hospital working in a large team of paediatric psychologists. We find working in isolation is not a very effective or sustainable way to work and so we would want the post holder(s) to do sessions in neonates and some in paediatrics at BCH, but could anticipate it this working flexibly, perhaps two people working part time. We are open to considering full and part time applications.

 

The Women’s Hospital neonatal unit is a 41 bedded level 3 unit; this means it manages the most premature and the most unwell new born babies for the region. The ward has an intensive care unit, and babies progress to special care as their health improves.

You would be working with a team of consultant neonatologists, nursing staff as well as nursery nurses, and other allied health professionals. MDT working is vital for the unit and staff value psychology input into meetings and reflective practice, as well as training. The Neonatal unit at Heartlands is a little smaller in size but provides similar levels of input to staff and families.

 

We recognise that working in highly emotive environments in isolation is very challenging and we would like to support this role by offering some paediatric psychology sessions within the Health in Mind team based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where we have a large team of psychologists and other professional working together to support families and staff. We find working in a team like this helps us to look after ourselves and each other, be creative in our approaches to challenges (e.g. developing new service ideas) and ensuring we are delivering the most effective & evidence based interventions while being innovative. We are involved in a number of exciting research projects and drive our own projects e.g. developing our own outcome measure, which will hopefully be useful across all sites we are involved with. The Health in Mind Team based at BCH is a vibrant and well respected team of Clinical & Health Psychologists, Learning Disability Liaison Nurses and a Liaison Psychiatrist, with highly valued support from Assistant Psychologists, Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Student Nurses.

 

This post will offer you the opportunity to join a large team of committed, enthusiastic and highly supportive professionals and to be involved in developing our integrated care pathways and services.




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

*Please read additional documents attcahed relating to probation period and Brexit*


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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