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Clinical Psychologist in Palliative Care | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 13 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £50,952 - £57,349 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 13 July 2024
Location: Cambridge, CB22 3FB
Company: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6197939/310-ASMH-6197939


This is a 12 month fixed term maternity leave cover part time (0.2 WTE) 8A Clinical Psychologist post. The post is with the Arthur Rank Hospice’s multidisciplinary team, based in Cambridge.

You will be an inspiring and forward-thinking Clinical Psychologist, interested in working in palliative care and contributing to the strategic psychological overview of the Hospice. This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a welcoming and psychologically minded multidisciplinary team.

Although the post holder will work with the Arthur Rank Hospice they will also be directly employed by Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust (CPFT). There are over 40 Clinical Psychologists in the Psychological Medicine Service, working across the age range, and linked with a large variety of specialties. Each Psychologist has expertise within medical specialties, and are accredited in a range of therapeutic modalities, these include CBT, CAT, IPT, ACT, CFT and EMDR, so there are ample opportunities to develop skills through supervised practice.

The post holder will be expected to work across palliative care in-patient and out-patient services, providing specialist psychological assessments and therapy. The post holder will also offer advice and consultation on client’s psychological care to colleagues within the Palliative Care teams and to other, non-professional carers, working within professional guidelines and the overall framework of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s and policies and procedures.

The post holder will work alongside the Clinical Services Director or matron for Clinical Services to review the governance of the psychological practice within the service. To provide, when able, clinical supervision for colleagues such as specialist nurses.

The Clinical Psychologist delivering this service will work within professional guidelines and the overall framework CPD and Clinical Supervision will be provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting and empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.

To provide highly specialist psychological assessments based upon the
appropriate use, interpretation and integration of highly complex psychological data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client’s care.

To develop psychological formulations of presenting problems or situations that integrate information from assessments within a coherent framework that draws upon psychological theory and evidence, and which incorporates interpersonal, societal, cultural, and biological factors.

To assist the medical team in communicating difficult, complex, and sensitive information which is both developmentally appropriate and psychologically informed.

To contribute to implementing a range of psychological interventions for
individuals, carers, families, and groups, within and across hospice teams and wider services, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses.

This advert closes on Thursday 27 Jun 2024