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Band 8b Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist (NRC)

Job Description

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

As part of the application process you will be asked to answer number of questions regarding World Class Care Values. In order to watch a video with the values, please visit our trust's website.

Location: Based at the Royal Free Neurological Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD (Outer London allowance).

We are looking for a suitably experienced, highly enthusiastic and innovative Clinical Neuropsychologist to provide a clinical psychology/neuropsychology service to adults with a wide range of neurological conditions. This exciting post is based at the Royal Free Neurological Rehabilitation Centre (NRC). The NRC is a district level service and provides specialist inpatient (14 beds), outpatient and community services to adults with a neurological condition.

Working closely with multidisciplinary colleagues, you will lead in developing and delivering a neuropsychology service to patients operating within a variety of contexts, including specialist in-patient, outpatient and community rehabilitation and condition management services. There is a spirit of good teamwork which values psychology input.

You will provide highly specialist psychological/neuropsychological assessment and treatment, advice on management of patients’ mood, behaviour and cognitive change, consultation on patients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other non-professional carers, and supervision to a qualified clinical psychologist, trainee psychologists and assistant psychologists, working autonomously within professional guidelines and within the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures. You will be expected to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the service.

We welcome applicants with relevant previous experience of clinical neuropsychology, as you will be expected to work autonomously, although support and supervision will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Clinical Neuropsychology department at the Royal Free Hospital. There is a good spirit of teamwork, working together to enhance professional development and peer support. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is supportive of continuing professional development, and staff wishing to pursue the Qualification of Clinical Neuropsychology are actively encouraged and supported with this. There is a departmental commitment to regular clinical supervision. We also have good links with the London Clinical Psychology training courses.

You will be joining an established Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology Department at the Royal Free Hospital, working together to enhance professional development and peer support. The Department also provides services in diagnostic neuropsychological assessment, acute in-patient neuro-rehabilitation, and stroke.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Karen Oaksford, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, via email: ( Email address removed ) or Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , or Catherine Atkinson, Acting Clinical Lead for NRC, via email: ( Email address removed ), Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , Ext 22167.


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