Clinical Psychologist - Hatfield

Elysium Healthcare
£41,000 - £42,000/Year
02 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Psychologist

Rhodes Wood Hospital provides specialist inpatient services unit for children and adolescents. The service provides an innovative and psychologically led treatment approach to support families and young people on managing behaviour that is challenging.

The service approach is unique and exciting way of working with this patient group and as such we are looking for psychologists who are skilled in functional assessment and able to work flexibly within the service to lead the development and delivery of positive behaviour support plans. The post holder will contribute to the provision of a comprehensive high quality multi-component psychology approach across the unit.

Our Clinical Psychologist role involves:

To be responsible for providing a specialist clinical psychology service within neuro developmental services, in accordance with objectives agreed with Professional and Service managers.
To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a patient’s psychological needs, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the patient’s problems.
To be responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for children, parents/carers, families and groups.
To assess and evaluate information from the child, family and significant others, multi-disciplinary medical team and external agencies relating to medical condition and developmental status and incorporate this information into a clinical formulation.
To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
To provide specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to patients’ formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan.
To contribute directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all patients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the patient group.
To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
To communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of patients under the specialist team’s care.
To attend as required, case conferences, reviews and other meetings, as appropriate.
To ensure that reports and other correspondence are entered into the relevant notes and communicated to other professionals, parents and children, as appropriate.

About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
Private Medical Insurance Scheme
Life Assurance
Free meals while on duty
Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
Continuous learning and development
Childcare vouchers
Career development
Personal health insurance
Voluntary Benefits