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Clinical Psychologist - ICU

Job Description

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust offers a generous relocation package to successful candidates - subject to eligibility assessment

We are looking for a senior qualified Clinical Psychologist to work with adults admitted to and treated by the Intensive Care service at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for an initial twelve month period of time.
The post-holder will join a team of multidisciplinary specialists and will be tasked with this exciting opportunity to design, develop and implement a brand new ICU psychology service. This will require excellent time management, flexibility, independence and strong written and oral communication skills. It is essential that the post-holder holds Health and Care Professions Council registration as a Practitioner Psychologist.

Applicants must have experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community and inpatient settings. Applicants will benefit from specific training and experience in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and in neuropsychology. Applicants must also have experience of working with a wide variety of client groups with health conditions, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity, including ICU/HDU and maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.

The service is based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. There are links to the to the clinical health psychology team as part of the psychological medicine team providing mental health services to patients of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Interview Date - Friday 11 November 2016 AM

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Marcela Vizcaychipi, Intensive Care Consultant in Anaesthesia and Research Lead for Planned Care. Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , email ( Email address removed )
Dr Lisa Williams, Joint Head of Clinical Health Psychology & Principal Clinical Psychologist, Burns Service. Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  email ( Email address removed )

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff who provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

CNWL Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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