An exciting opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to develop a new service in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will be warmly welcomed by the Psychology and Critical Care Teams and well-supported to develop into the role. The post will involve working in an integrated CCU MDT, to provide specialist psychological assessment, intervention and psychoeducation with inpatients and post-ICU outpatients. You will also provide support to families of ICU patients. As a valued member of the MDT, you will provide consultation, advice, training and supervision to staff on patients’ psychological wellbeing. You will also work closely with the senior leadership team in enhancing psychological understanding to support the wider system.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be Lead Clinical Psychologist in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The post holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of a high quality, responsive and accessible Clinical Psychology service for patients and families who are or have been under the care of the CCU. This also includes supporting the wellbeing of the CCU MDT through offering advice, consultation, training and supervision to relevant CCU staff regarding the psychological management of critically ill patients. The post holder will also contribute towards new developments within CCU in conjunction with key stakeholders. The service will be run in line with relevant national guidelines and the post-holder will be encouraged to join national networks of psychologists working in critical care to enhance support and ensure best practice.
You must be a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and have experience of working with people with chronic physical health conditions. You must have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a range of professionals, patients and families.
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17 April 2023
Agenda for change
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Sutton in Ashfield
To develop and provide a comprehensive clinical psychology service within Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to CCU patients, their carers and families.
To offer highly specialised psychological assessment and evidence-based interventions (group and individual as required; face to face and by telephone/video) to patients with complex physical and psychological health needs, including risk management.
To support the critical care MDT with psychological aspects of their work with patients and families/carers, offering consultation, group supervision, joint working and training as required.
To develop innovative ways to capture and disseminate psychological information to encourage self-management.
To develop a programme of audit, evaluation and research, offering opportunities to Clinical Psychology Doctorate Trainees and other aspiring Clinical Psychologists from local courses, as appropriate.
To support, supervise and manage junior psychologists as appropriate.
To be a teaching and training resource to local Clinical Psychology Training programmes, and other training events as required.
The Physical Health Psychology Service is a supportive, innovative, research-active team of clinical psychologists specialising in physical health and staff wellbeing. We offer flexible working patterns and substantial CPD opportunities. Please get in touch for an informal chat about the role and to arrange a visit.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is an organisation with a growing workforce of approximately 180 qualified clinical psychologistsalong with trainees and assistants. This strong professional body affords many opportunities for CPD andprofessional networks. We provide a wide range of psychological approaches, therapies and specialist services offering considerable expertise to support your career development.
- BPS accredited postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology
- Registered with HCPC as Practitioner Psychologist
- Completion of two-year post-doctoral supervisor training workshop programme (or equivalent individual workshops)
- Experience of working with patients with a range of physical health difficulties
- Experience of working therapeutically with carers and with bereaved relatives
- Experience of training/teaching others
- Experience of supervising other psychologists and non-psychology staff
- Experience of managing the workload of other staff
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team in a physical health setting
- Experience of research and service evaluation
- Experience of working with critically ill patients with a range of psychological issues within including delirium, PTSD, anxiety and depression
- Experience of writing annual reports for commissioners
- Experience of designing and implementing a new service
- Experience of NHS planning/service improvement
- Specialist knowledge of working with critically ill patients, their carers and families
- Specialist knowledge of working with bereaved people
- Highly specialised and up to date knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological therapies relevant to working with people who have complex physical health issues
- Knowledge and understanding of research design and methodology
- Working knowledge of relevant legislation and clinical guidance
- Awareness of equality and diversity issues within medical settings
- Specialist knowledge of the psychological models and therapies related to the needs of people with mental health issues within the context of critical care settings
- Ability to develop strong relationships with patients, carers, families, and the MDT
- Ability to undertake complex assessments where expert opinion may differ, develop formulations and provide psychological interventions with a high level of clinical judgement
- Ability to undertake group work and manage, sometimes challenging group dynamics
- Highly developed skills in providing clinical supervision to multidisciplinary professionals
- Ability to use the highest level of interpersonal and communication skills to convey and receive highly complex/sensitive information effectively
- Demonstrate high level of verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrate skills in training/teaching psychology/non psychology staff
- Demonstrate skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
- Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
- Excellent organisational and self-management skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
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