Psychotherapist

  • Job Reference: 00072482-1
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you an experienced Psychotherapist with recognised therapeutic training looking for a challenging new opportunity to work with service users within an inpatient setting?

If so join our dedicated and experienced multidisciplinary team at St Mary's Hospital in Warrington where you will work 37.5 hours a week as part of a team, providing therapy in a safe and caring environment.

As a Psychotherapist, you will need to be confident in the application of your core therapeutic training but also highly adaptable, able to tailor your intervention to the needs of individuals in crisis or suffering from a significant mental health illness. You will need to be patient, sensitive and determined to engage them in therapy.

Your responsibilities:

To work autonomously to provide a specialist psychology / psychotherapy service to patients as agreed by Consultant Psychiatrist, Therapies Lead, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and in discussion with wider MDT
To undertake specialist assessments
Coordinate reports for submission to various external and internal bodies
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.
Attend ward rounds (and other MDT meetings), case conferences, CPAs as required, and provide reports in advance for these in accordance with local procedures.
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 for ward-based staff as agreed within the psychological therapies team and in discussion with wider MDT
To supervise trainee psychological therapists as agreed within the psychological therapies team and in discussion with wider MDTTo be successful in this role, you'll need:

An appropriate therapy qualification (with, where necessary, core clinical training).
Registration with an appropriate professional body
At least 2 years post qualifying experience
Substantial CAMHS experience
Verbal and written communication skillsWhat you will get:

Annual salary of £35,000 + Benefits
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
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 a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

We encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19. As such, you will need to have had your Covid Vaccine to be eligible for this position

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