Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire
: To be responsible for providing a specialist clinical psychology service within the area of eating disorders, 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. Supporting the provision of psychology services in a specified area, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, and under the direction and supervision of a Senior/Principal/Consultant or Lead Psychologist. Participating fully with the multidisciplinary team and ensuring that the service user is fully engaged in their care pathway. Supporting clinical team working, including both direct interventions and the delivery of staff training programmes. Supporting the clinical team and area of service in developing new initiatives and ways of working. Working with internal and external agencies to enhance treatment pathways for service users.
Where you will be working:
Competence in assessing, formulating, and working therapeutically with service users in the service area. To effectively communicate, at both written and oral level, complex and sensitive information, taking into account the recipients. Up to date knowledge of legislation and its implications for the profession and the client groups we work with. Ability to identify and proactive resolve problems and challenges within the service. To develop competency in supervising Assistant Psychologists within the department, ensuring that they are meeting professional practice expectations and the BPS code of ethics. Ability to supervise non-psychology colleagues in areas of psychological application Successful completion of a Doctorate in either Clinical or Forensic Psychology or the British Psychological Society’s stage 2 training in Forensic Psychology, enabling registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist. Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and Charterable status with the British Psychological Society. Knowledge and understanding of working with Trauma. Experience (either pre-training, on training, or subsequently) of working with clients with complex needs that are relevant to the population in the service area. Competency in psychological assessment and formulation skills and an aptitude for learning new assessment methods. Competency as regards risk assessment/management tools and formulation. Experience using CBT skills to address a range of clinical and/or forensic issues. Where you will be working:
Join the vibrant team at Rhodes Wood Hospital, a specialist CAMHS Eating Disorder service with 3 wards, which empowers recovery in a fast-paced, challenging and fun environment for children and young people aged 8-18 years with eating disorders.
With a new Hospital Director appointed, Rhodes Wood is working through a programme to continually innovate, improve and deliver excellent care to our young people and a rewarding experience for employees.
You will support a warm and nurturing environment, allowing for the understanding of symptoms, patterns and origins of psychological distress, and will actively encourage children to personalise bedroom spaces to make these feel like a home from home.
What you will get:
Annual salary of £37,570 – £48,240 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 Package
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.