Current vacancies at the Trust

Highly Specialist Clinical/Health/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guys Hospital
£46,897 - £54,983 p.a inclusive of HCA
21/03/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced psychologist to join the Dermatology team at St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust. St. John’s Institute of Dermatology is the largest specialist dermatology centre in the UK and sees a large number of tertiary referral patients with severe, complex inflammatory skin disease that is invariably associated with stigma as well as psychological adjustment difficulties and medical non-adherence which are major determinants of treatment outcome. Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams and with supervision from a lead psychologist in dermatology, you will offer holistic, autonomous and integrated care. Using cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBT) including third-wave approaches (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) you will promote improved quality of life and psychological functioning.

In the main the work will be with tertiary Vitiligo, Urticaria, Vulval, Photobiology and Hair clinics for adults. You would address motivation for the uptake of health promoting behaviours and the cessation of behaviours that work against improved quality of life and optimal medical management. In keeping with NICE guidance and standards from the British Association of Dermatologists (2012), along with the MDT, you would implement a stepped model of care including integrated screening and treatment pathways. The job would also include ‘Upskilling’ the clinical team to improve recognition / handling of psychological difficulties and direct input into the development of disease specific self-help resources. You would also help to produce data to support the development of a high quality and efficient psychology service.

This is a full-time, permanent appointment.
Visit to the department strongly recommended.

Closing date: 21st March 2017 at midnight
Interview date: 04th April 2018 between 1-5pm.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For enquiries please contact: Mark Turner (Lead Psychologist) and / or Nicky Thomas, Consultant Psychologist and Head of Psychological Services, GSTFT.

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7188

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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