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Clinical Psychologist - Bariatric Surgery | Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 10 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £51,488 - £65,095 p.a. inc.
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 10 July 2024
Location: London, E9 6SR
Company: Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6335330/293-CCS-0556


We are excited to be able to offer this new post within the Homerton Bariatric Service to a committed and compassionate psychology clinician at a band 7 or 8a level depending on experience and skills. You will be joining a diverse MDT alongside the principal psychologist and assistant psychologists to support the development and delivery of the psychology assessment and treatment pathways for this well-established bariatric centre. You will be supporting a diverse and complex population of patients accessing surgical treatment for obesity. The role necessitates excellent communication and MDT working skills, a knowledge of clinical governance principles and their application, an understanding of the impact of weight-based stigma and the desire to advocate for and support patients through clinical work and the implementation of well-designed processes.

We will actively support the successful candidate to develop their own interests and there are a number of training opportunities at the Homerton Hospital, including membership of a Trust-wide neuropsychology and clinical health network, and special interest group meetings and conference attendance. You will be able to contribute to research, supervision of clinical psychology trainees, and service development.

The post holder will work alongside other psychologists to provide a qualified specialist psychology service to the Bariatric service. The post holder will:
• Provide specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy; in particular they will be competent to deliver high quality ACT/CBT interventions individually and in group formats.
• Offer advice and consultation on patients’ psychological care and management to colleagues from other disciplines, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. To utilize research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachments on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

This advert closes on Monday 1 Jul 2024

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