Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS and Eating Disorders)

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS and Eating Disorders)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hove
Salary: Negotiable salary + benefits
Job Published: July 03, 2018 11:58

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS and Eating Disorders), Brighton and Hove Clinic

Annual salary: negotiable

Hours per week: 37.5

Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life.Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS and Eating Disorders), Brighton and Hove Clinic 

Elysium Healthcare has a network of over 50 services strategically placed across England and Wales.

The Brighton & Hove Clinic is a new 10 bed CAMHS Eating Disorder Unit.

Our Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS & Eating Disorders) role involves:

  • Being responsible for providing a specialist clinical psychology service within CAMHS Eating Disorder services, in accordance with objectives agreed with Professional and Service managers
  • Developing individualised patient care plans
  • Undertaking monthly analysis – based on incident reviews and identifying improvements in clinical practice
  • Formulating and implementing plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or assessment management of a patient’s psychological needs, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the patient’s problems
  • Being responsible for implementing a range of psychological interventions for children, parents/carers, families and groups
  • Assessing and evaluating information from the child, family and significant others, multi-disciplinary medical team and external agencies relating to medical condition and developmental status and incorporate this information into a clinical formulation
  • Evaluating and making decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual or family
  • Providing specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to patients’ formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Contributing directly and indirectly to a psychologically based framework of understanding and care to the benefit of all patients of the service, across all settings and agencies serving the patient group
  • Undertaking risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and providing advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management
  • Communicating in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of patients under the specialist team’s care
  • Attending as required, case conferences, MDT reviews and other meetings, as appropriate.
  • Ensuring that reports and other correspondence are entered into the relevant notes and communicated to other professionals, parents and children, as appropriate

To be successful as Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS & Eating Disorders), you’ll need:

  • Post graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Eligible for registration as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (desirable)
  • Experience of specialist psychological and psychometric assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including community, primary care, outpatient and inpatient settings (desirable)
  • Experience of working with the adolescent/young age range
  • Experience working with Eating Disorder patients
  • DBT/CBT/ Family therapy trained
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision (desirable)
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts (desirable)
  • A strong interest in the mental health of young people and their families
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and data analysis as practised within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for clinical practice (desirable)
  • Ability to form good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Evidence of personal resilience and aptitude for dealing with potentially distressing and highly emotive clinical work
  • Ability to work well under pressure and or in times of crisis
  • Flexibility, creativity, and preparedness to be innovative in a developing organisation (desirable)
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to own personal development (desirable)

About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Voluntary Benefits