Psychologist - Brighton & Hove Clinic

  • Job Reference: 120542835-2
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Anonymous
  • Location: Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Brighton and Hove Clinic is a specialist eating disorder inpatient unit for children and adolescents aged 12-18years old. It is a Tier 4 service for severe and complex eating disorders that have not responded well to community treatment approaches. Brighton and Hove receives referrals from NHS CAMHS Tier 3 and Tier 4 Services.

You will be required to contribute to a clinical psychology service within the multidisciplinary eating disorder team which forms part of the service and to contribute to the provision of a comprehensive high quality clinical psychology service across the unit. As a Registered Psychologist, you will be responsible for clinically related research and development, as well as clinical measurement and audit.

You will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team and unit's policies and procedures. There is a requirement to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team and the unit.

Role - CAMHS Eating Disorder Clinical Psychologist (Maternity Cover)
Location - Brighton, Sussex
Salary - To Be Discussed
Hours - 37.5 per week
Closing Date - Wednesday 8th December 2019

Your responsibilities

Developing individualised patient care plans

Responsible for the collection and analysis of routine outcome measures.

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 in this role, you'll need

Post graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society.

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
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)

Where you will be working:

You will be required to contribute to a clinical psychology service within the multidisciplinary eating disorder team which forms part of the service and to contribute to the provision of a comprehensive high quality clinical psychology service across the unit. As a Registered Psychologist, you will be responsible for clinically related research and development, as well as clinical measurement and audit.

What you will get

Annual salary
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals
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.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare 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 service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure