Research Assistant Psychologist | East London NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 07 July 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,907 to £30,615 pa
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 06 August 2020
Location: LUTON, LU1 2PJ
Company: East London NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 2515150/363-LB6877

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Research Assistant Psychologist

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Assistant Psychologist. This is a post with a difference, containing two components; 0.5wte CMHT and 0.5wte Research.

Our Luton Community Mental Health Teams are based in Luton Town Centre and this post will offer input to the psychologists of four CMHTs based together at Charter House. As part of your role, you will provide structured assessments and manualised treatments (individual and group) under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Psychologist. The post holder will also, alongside the CMHT assistant psychologists, support the work of psychological therapies in Community Mental Health Services by undertaking file/case review, audit, and service evaluation. Further specific duties will be determined on the basis of skills and experience and operational service requirements, and may vary occasionally as service needs/priorities change.

An integral part of this post is protected time to support the Trust in achieving the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) targets and Key Performance Indicators. The post holder will assist the Trust to increase, facilitate, and sustain the delivery of NIHR CRN portfolio studies at ELFT.

The post holder will work alongside colleagues within the Adult Mental Health Services to identify, recruit and support patients through the research process as well as providing support as necessary to study teams and clinicians. A focal point of this role is raising awareness of research among clinical colleagues and service users, and embedding research within the teams. The role also involves using a working knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge of and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations.

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, with which the post is affiliated, is a joint team with Queen Mary University of London and a designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre the only one in the world specifically for 'mental health services development'. It is one of a small network of selected centres that are involved in writing the European Mental Health Action Plan.

The successful candidate will be familiar with participant recruitment and the collection, management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; research experience in the mental health field is desirable.

There are good links with Psychologists of other services within Luton and Bedfordshire, both inpatient and community, as well as an active Assistant Psychologist group that you will be invited to become part of.

This is one year fixed term post and the anticipated interview date is Thursday 23rd July 2020.

This advert closes on Friday 10 Jul 2020

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