Clinical Psychologist, COMPASS, Band 7

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
08 Nov 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area PsychologyGrade Band 7Contract PermanantHours 30 Hours per week +7.5 (fixed term 12 months)Job ref 184-MC.GEN.224-A Site Yeovil District HospitalTown YeovilSalary £33,222- £43,041 per annum pro rataClosing 11/11/2018 23:59

Welcome! We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 Clinical Psychologist (Paediatric Psychologist) to join the county-wide Somerset Paediatric Psychology team and COMPASS Community Children's Palliative Care Service. The post is a permanent position 4 days per week and there is possibility for 1 additional day on a fixed-term contract for 1 year.

We are a small, developing and highly valued Paediatric Psychology Service working across the general hospitals in the beautiful county of Somerset. We work in collaboration with multidisciplinary medical team colleagues across the county, to provide high quality psychologically informed services in order to enhance the quality of life and well-being of children and young people living with a range of health conditions.

We have strong links with regional specialist centres and national networks, and strive to develop and actively improve our services in line with national recommendations and patient feedback. We provide supervision, consultation and training for our non-psychologist colleagues and aim to promote psychological thinking across all levels of the service, whilst also providing direct therapeutic services to children, young people and families. We are enthusiastic about innovative, flexible and creative approaches to therapy and increasing access to evidence-based psychological support.

This role will be based in Yeovil District Hospital and you will provide specialist psychological services embedded in the Paediatric Diabetes Team, and the county-wide COMPASS Community Children's Palliative Care Service. You will also develop expertise in supporting children and young people and their families, living with the psychological impact of a wide range of chronic and acute physical health conditions, receiving their care from the General Paediatrics team in YDH.

You will have an interest in working with children and young people and their families and have knowledge of multiple approaches to working with families, including systemic working, attachment theory and interventions for supporting positive parenting. You will be well supported by MDT-colleagues, psychology team members and receive regular supervision from senior psychology colleagues. You will be encouraged to engage in professional, leadership, service development and research opportunities and to develop working relationships with other external stakeholders (schools, CAMHS, social care, etc.) where appropriate.

You will possess a Doctoral degree or equivalent accepted by BPS as qualification for work as Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Clinical Psychologist or eligible for chartered status with the BPS and Registration with HCPC.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on 01278 432008.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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