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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 284-19-DMCM-1752

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

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 an exciting for a Psychologist to consolidate and expand on previous experience of working within health settings and/or children, young people and families for a fixed term. This post will offer the opportunity to continue to build on well-developed relationships with Pediatric specialties at heartlands Hospital including HIV, Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes. There are opportunities to provide some input to General Pediatric patients. The Psychology provision developed for these specialties varies in level of support required and is balanced to fit with a part-time job plan (0.5 WTE). The postholder will benefit from a thorough handover from the current postholder outlining operational procedures and service development initiatives taken so far and areas for further development.

 

Since this is a 12-month fixed term contract the primary aim of the post holder would be to maintain the well-developed relationships and service delivery model put in place by the current post holder. The post holder would be working with various teams of medical consultants, junior doctors, nursing staff and other allied health professionals. As such there is much opportunity for developing a variety of clinical and leadership skills in MDT based consultation, screening of referrals, promoting psychologically minded conversations in clinics, continued shaping of referrals, direct therapeutic input, liaising with services and delivering teaching/training in an MDT context. These skills and tasks are vital to the service delivery whilst demonstrating some flexibility in meeting clinical demands and maintaining professional working relationships as a representative of the Health in Mind team.

 

We recognize the post holder would be one of two Psychologists in a multi-disciplinary setting and working predominantly autonomously away from the main Health in Mind team base at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH). We will therefore provide regular supervision to support the post holder. We also actively encourage maintaining contact with the team that enables them to look after themselves, be creative in their approach to challenges and ensure delivery of most effective and evidence-based interventions. The 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 access a large team of committed, enthusiastic and highly supportive professionals as well as working alongside an experienced Psychologist at Heartlands. If you would like to discuss this position further please contact Paige Chana, Principal Clinical Psychologist member of the senior management team for the Health in Mind team, on 0121 333 8046 or paige.chana@nhs.net




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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