Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist - London

St George’s University Hospitals
London (Greater)
£38,035 - £48,256/Year
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Full Time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref

£38,035 - £48,256 pa incClosing
07/12/2017 23:59

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.
With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.
Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.
Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.
As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a large and dynamic Clinical Neuropsychology & Clinical Health Psychology Department providing a service into acute and post neurology and neurorehabilitation services at St George’s Hospital London, and in the Wandsworth Community Neurorehabilitation Team.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a qualified specialist psychology service to adults with neurological conditions and common mental health problems, including assessment, formulation and therapy. The post holder will also offer advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to colleagues from other disciplines and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. You will have experience of working with common mental health problems as well as strong CBT skills and neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation experience. You will also utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

The post holder will be required to rota between the different services in order to gain skills in all aspects of applied neuropsychology. Therefore the post holder will be required to work at all sites within St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This includes working at the St John’s Therapy Centre, Wandsworth Community Neurorehabilitation Team. The post holder will be expected to travel to see patients in the community and at other acute and primary care sites in the borough.

The St George’s Clinical Neuropsychology & Clinical Health Psychology Department is a well-established department with a commitment to service innovation as well as research and service. We have an established services for a wide range of people with long-term conditions, working with multi-disciplinary teams in physical health care settings and in the community, treating patients in their own homes.

You will be joining a lively team of over 20 clinical, neuro, and health psychologists, and psychology assistants, with ready access to specialist neuropsychology (i.e. QICN approved) supervision. We have good links with regional clinical psychology training courses. Continuing professional development, including service –related research is actively encouraged.

Interview: 15th December 2017

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below. Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:- The machine readable zone - An ultra violet image - An infra red imageAs part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.