Full or Part Time
£38,000 - £45,000
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join an established interdisciplinary pain team. You will provide specialist psychological assessments, formulations and interventions as part of an interdisciplinary pain team, to individuals, groups and via digital or ehealth.
You will use your knowledge, experience and brilliant skills to provide advice and consultation on psychological aspects of pain management to other health professionals and to advance students and colleagues knowledge and practice of psychological theories and principles.
You will have a British Psychological Society Accredited post-graduate doctoral degree in an applied field of psychology (clinical, health or counselling) and will be registered with The Health & Care Professions Council as a ‘Practitioner Psychologist’
You will have experience of working within a physical health setting delivering individual and group interventions.
It is an exciting time to be joining Connect Health pain services, as we continue to grow and develop our interdisciplinary pain services across the UK. Connect Health are delivering the Flippin’ Pain™ public health campaign and were highly rated by the NHS Change Challenge panel for their ehealth pain innovations in response to COVID-19. Connect Health have a Pain Special Interest Group, a National Lead for Pain.
Our service in Herts Valley
Our Herts Valley service is a fully integrated MSK service that provides a single-point of access for NHS patients enabling a seamless and efficient patient journey. As part of our integrated community pathway we deliver community Rehabilitation services (largely Physiotherapy), Pain (including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Podiatry, Rheumatology, Hands, CATS (Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment and Triage Service) and Postural Stability. You will be part of a large, diverse, and dynamic multidisciplinary team which includes MSK Physiotherapists, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, GPs with special interest in Pain and Rheumatology, Consultant Rheumatologists, Psychologists, Hand therapists and Rehabilitation Therapists. The integrated service design allows clinicians to work together to deliver seamless and evidence-based care for patients and enables inter-disciplinary learning.
We deliver our services out of a number of different hub site clinics and GP practices across Herts Valley localities. This encompasses Dacorum, Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers and St Albans and Harpenden. There is the expectation that you will be flexible to the needs of the service and you may be based out of a couple of different locations within your working week.
We also operate out of a number of community gym settings in the locality and can provide bespoke and supervised rehab programmes within a fully equipped gym environment, allowing patients to transition seamlessly on discharge to a more active lifestyle promoting life-long health and well being
For more information about the services we deliver and the locations we operate out of in Herts Valleys, please see our website hertsvalleys.connecthealth.co.uk
Connect Health is the largest, independent provider of integrated community MSK (musculoskeletal) services in the UK (including orthopaedics, pain, rheumatology, and occupational health) serving over 350k NHS patients per year across 25+ CCGs and 100+ businesses.
Benefits of working for Connect
- up to 30 days’ holiday (plus public holidays)
- option to buy additional annual leave
- an additional day off for your birthday
- online discounts portal
- employer pension contributions
- salary sacrifice schemes
- an employee assistance programme
- performance related pay rewards
- team building/away days
- protected in-service training and development workshops
- protected time for ongoing development (e.g. learning and supervision)
- access to the Connect Health Academy (education, learning and resources)
“Best thing about Connect - for me it’s the opportunity to develop”