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Main area
Clinical Psychology
Grade
Band 8A
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
345-MED4988373
Employer
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
University Hospital of Hartlepool
Town
Hartlepool
Salary
Salary depending on experience - £48,526 - £54,619
Closing
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North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Applied Psychologist/High Intensity Psychological Therapist

Band 8A

We are on a continuous journey of improvement and transformation , however our main priority is, and always will be, providing safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. If you share our passion then apply for this opportunity and help us make our patients’ experience the best it can possibly be.

With a budget of around £365m, three hospitals and 5,500 staff, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital-based services to the population of Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and parts of East Durham and Sedgefield as well as community, therapeutic and screening to a wider population across Durham and Teesside.

Job overview

The Medical Psychology Department at North Tees and Hartlepool are advertising for a full-time B8a post to work in the Post-Covid/Respiratory Services  (0.8wte) and Paediatric Neonatal (0.2wte) services. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative Psychology Team. The funding for the paediatric neonatal post is newly established and so offers an exciting opportunity to be involved with establishing psychology provision in the area from the start.

The post-holder would be based within a diverse Medical Psychology Department at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, working alongside motivated and compassionate psychology colleagues across a number of clinical specialties, including Cancer, Cardiac, Paediatric Diabetes, Stroke and Staff Support. This post provides excellent additional opportunities, including strong peer support, quality supervision and an emphasis on CPD.

Whilst this is a fixed term contract, there are always opportunities emerging for posts within the overall Medical Psychology Department for potential candidates to consider. Although these cannot be guaranteed, it is worth noting that they appear at regular intervals due to the usual movement within the Department and staff progression.

Main duties of the job

The successful post-holder will:

  • Offer specialist assessment and evidence-based, psychologically-informed support to patients accessing the post-covid service and to the staff and families accessing neonatal care.
  •  Work to provide a high-quality, compassionate and trauma-informed service to all individuals.
  •  Implement a range of specialist psychological approaches, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required.
  •  Undertake psychological risk assessment and risk management, as well as providing specialist advice to colleagues across the MDT.
  •  Provide psychological consultation to the wider MDT, alongside training and psycho education as required.
  •  Engage collaboratively with colleagues in service evaluation, audit and research.
  • Support opportunities aimed at improving services
  • Receive clinical supervision and adhere to CPD/professional registration requirements. 

Working for our organisation

Working for North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, our main priority is to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us; as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff achievements and dedication through the Star and Team of the month, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and “Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool”

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification has been provided in the document link.

All enquiries should be directed to our psychology administration team in the first instance who will facilitate any enquiries. They can be reached on 01429 522049 or via email nth-tr.psychology.admin@nhs.net. We would also warmly welcome any requests for an informal visit of the Medical Psychology Department.

Please note: if invited to interview, a ten-minute PowerPoint presentation is to be prepared and forwarded to the psychology administration team prior to interview (the presentation topic will be forwarded to shortlisted candidates).

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Doctorate level training in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or Qualified Psychological Therapist
  • Basis for HCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist or BABCP registration as a CBT Therapist
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in clinical health psychology

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of staff training / teaching
  • Experience of supervision of healthcare staff

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information
  • Competence in at least one psychological approach
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies with specific difficult to treat groups

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Elaine McWilliams
Job title
Head of Service & Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Email address
e.mcwilliams1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01429 522049
Additional information

All enquiries should be directed to our psychology administration team in the first instance who will facilitate any enquiries. They can be reached on 01429 522049 or via email nth-tr.psychology.admin@nhs.net. We would also warmly welcome any requests for an informal visit of the Medical Psychology Department.

 

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