Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Sexual Health and HIV

Band: 8a
21 Jul 2022
04 Sep 2022
Contract Type

Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Sexual Health and HIV – 20 hours a week iCaSH (Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health), fixed term for 18 months

Location: Base dependant on successful candidate (Bedford, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn, Orwell, or Bury-St-Edmunds)

Band: 8a

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust provides Integrated Contraception & Sexual Health (iCaSH) across Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Peterborough, and Suffolk. The service delivers care specifically to meet the needs of its diverse population.

We are looking for a clinical psychologist to join our service. The successful candidate will join a team of friendly, highly skilled, and experienced medical, nursing, and allied health professionals, supported by clinic assistants and administrative staff, all delivering a high standard of care to patients.

This exciting new post will join our iCaSH Psychology Team for an 18-month project delivering psychological services to our HIV clinics across the region.

 Based at one of our local clinics, the post holder will be part of our new “virtual psychology hub” providing specialist psychological services to people living with HIV in the region. They will work alongside the existing HIV psychologists to develop this provision. They will use telephone and video appointments to connect with people across the region and may also offer some face-to-face sessions in their local clinic. They will make effective use of online resources to support their work.

The post holder will be required to build close professional relationships with all colleagues as part of the MDT at their local base and will connect remotely with colleagues across the region. They will be required to participate in quality improvement and research as part of their role, evaluating and demonstrating service outcomes and value. They will work alongside colleagues to provide training, reflective practice, consultation and psychological supervision for the MDT, junior colleagues, and other staff.

The post holder will have broad and robust experience working with people living with long term health conditions and associated psychological needs.

They will be skilled in a range of clinical and therapeutic approaches relevant to this client group, and skilled in working collaboratively with MDTs. They will be committed to developing innovative psychological support for people living with HIV, in line with National Strategies and Standards of care.

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Closing date: 4th September

Interviews: 14th September

Start date: Dependant on successful candidate

Funding for this post has been approved for 18 months from the agreed start date.

Potential candidates are invited to discuss the post by contacting:

Dr Amelia Eleftheriades, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, iCaSH, CCS NHS Trust, by emailing amelia.eleftheriades@nhs.net

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