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At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:
  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Band 8a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, Acute Psychology Service.   37.5 hours/week, substantive post.

The Acute Psychology Service is a small team of five psychologists providing psychological input across the Acute Division, including inpatient wards, crisis resolution teams, crisis houses and one ac...

Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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The Acute Psychology Service is a small team of five psychologists providing psychological input across the Acute Division, including inpatient wards, crisis resolution teams, crisis houses and one acute day programme. 

The post holder will provide psychology service to a male PICU and 3 treatment wards. The post-holder will negotiate psychology referral allocation with teams and will undertake direct clinical work including assessment, brief formulation-driven intervention and group work. They will also be involved in consultation, provide reflective practice and training to multidisciplinary teams and have opportunities for service development.

The Trust supports a wide range of training opportunities and on going professional development for qualified psychologists.

Enthusiasm, personal resilience and the ability to work flexibly are essential. Previous experience working in acute settings or a considered appreciation of the role of the acute/crisis psychology are highly desirable attributes for applicants. Those currently working at Band 7 with appropriate experience and who are ready for career progression are welcome to apply.

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.  We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.
Job Sector
Health & Medicine
Job Position
Clinical Psychology
£49,077.00 - £56,632.00 / year
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