Psychologist

  • Job Reference: 00096215-1
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £41,659 to £65,262
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

If you are an experienced Psychologist looking for a rewarding part-time opportunity, where you can make a difference and change lives for the better, then join Potters Bar Clinic and enjoy support from a regional network of psychologists.

In this role, you will be a part of a multi-disciplinary psychological therapies team which covers the male and female adult acute inpatient wards (23 beds in total) in Elysium's Service in Potters Bar. There will also be some input into the low secure CAMHS wards (18 beds in total). Potters Bar uses a formulation driven and trauma informed model of care.

You will provide a clinical service of specialist psychology assessments and interventions to a number of patients on the ward, and provide a specialist clinical perspective in relation to other patients with whom they might not be directly involved.

You will complete all recording and reporting tasks associated with clinical work and

will contribute to training and supervision of ward staff as provided by the psychological therapies team, supervise assistant psychologists, and may be asked to supervise psychology trainees on placement.

There is a strong emphasis on teamwork with regular supervision and CPD opportunities available to support you in reaching your career aspirations.

Your responsibilities will include:

To work autonomously to provide a specialist psychology service to patients as agreed by Consultant Psychiatrist, Therapies Lead, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and in discussion with wider MDT.
To undertake specialist assessments.
To provide specialist interventions according to formulations based on an appropriate conceptual framework, NICE guidelines, evidence from research, and in accordance with the wider MDT formulation and interventions.
To be involved in running therapeutic groups on the ward as agreed.
To continually monitor risk of all patients for whom there is direct contact, or regarding which the post holder receives relevant information, ensure acute risk is managed, liaise with MDT (and in particular responsible psychiatrist) regarding risk, and update electronic record including risk assessment as required.
To run 'reflective practice' sessions forward based staff as agreed within the psychological therapies team and in discussion with wider MDT
To run and / or contribute to training sessions for ward based staff and other colleagues as agreed within the psychological therapies team and in discussion with wider MDT.To be successful in this role, you'll need:

BPS recognised psychology degree
HPC Registration
Chartered Psychologist status
To be an approved supervisor within the guidelines of the BPS and relevant division
Understanding of evidence-based psychological practice
Ability to apply psychological knowledge to a secure psychiatric setting
Experience of applying psychological knowledge to a forensic or psychiatric setting
Previous experience of conducting research and project workingWhat you will get:

Annual salary between £41,659 - £65,262 FTE (pro-rata)
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off! (Pro Rata)
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity PackageThere is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure