Osa Healthcare Recruitment are supporting our client to recruit a Clinical Psychologist to provide Maternity cover through to March 2021.
The position will be based at their service in Brighton which is a 14 bed CAMHS Eating Disorder Unit. Soon to expand to 16 beds.
The CAMHS Eating Disorder Clinical Psychologist role involves:
Being responsible for providing a specialist clinical psychology service within CAMHS Eating Disorder services, in accordance with objectives agreed with Professional and Service managers
- Developing individualised patient care plans
- Responsible for the collection and analysis of routine outcome measures.
- Formulating and implementing plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or assessment management of a patient’s psychological needs, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the patient’s problems
- Being responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for children, parents/carers, families and groups
- Assessing and evaluating 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
- Evaluating and making 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 or family
- Providing specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to patients’ formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan
- Contributing 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
- Undertaking risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and providing advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management
- Communicating in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of patients under the specialist team’s care
- Attending as required, case conferences, MDT reviews and other meetings, as appropriate.
- Ensuring that reports and other correspondence are entered into the relevant notes and communicated to other professionals, parents and children, as appropriate.
To be successful as CAMHS Eating Disorder Clinical Psychologist, you’ll need:
- Post graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society
- Registered with the Health Professions Council
- Eligible for registration as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (desirable)
- Experience of specialist psychological and psychometric assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including community, primary care, outpatient and inpatient settings (desirable)
- Experience of working with the adolescent/young age range
- Experience working with Eating Disorder patients
- DBT/CBT/ Family therapy trained
- Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision (desirable)
- Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts (desirable)
- A strong interest in the mental health of young people and their families
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
- Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
- Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice (desirable)
- Ability to form good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary setting
- Evidence of personal resilience and aptitude for dealing with potentially distressing and highly emotive clinical work
- Ability to work well under pressure and or in times of crisis
- Flexibility, creativity, and preparedness to be innovative in a developing organisation (desirable)
- Ability to demonstrate commitment to own personal development (desirable)
Our client 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 children.
All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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)
- Life Assurance
- Free meals while on duty
- Employee Assistance Services
- Continuous learning and development
- Childcare vouchers
- Career development
- Voluntary Benefits