Psychology Lead Critical Care

Somerset NHS Foundatio
Competitive salary
17 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Clinical Health P sychologist with a passion for delivering excellent levels of service provision, to lead the development of our critical care psychological services.

Our patients are admitted with a range of the most serious physical injuries and illnesses, including COVID 19, from every area in the hospital including pediatrics and maternity. Experience of working with physical health conditions is essential, recent and relevant experience of working in an intensive care unit or other acute medical setting is desirable.

The post holder will be working as part of a highly-skilled and passionate team of medical, nursing and allied health professionals to deliver the highest standards of care to patients and their relatives in a rapidly changing environment. They will work closely with the newly formed critical care rehabilitation service to develop and promote psychological research as well as support and participate in joint qualityimprovement projects, audit and research with other clinical staff in the unit.

The expectation is that the advertised hours will be equally split between developing and delivering psychological interventions directly to critical care inpatients / outpatient follow-up clinics and providing leadership for the development and provision of a clear staff support pathway in line with the 'stepped care' model of support for colleagues, to our multi-disciplinary team. As such, physical presence within all of the critical care areas, including a readiness and ability to practice in infectious-disease circumstances and the use of PPE, is a core part of this role.

The post holder will be welcomed to join the professional network of Clinical Health Psychology within Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, with opportunities for supervision, CPD, peer support, systemic practice and other professional support and governance.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Lorna Stewart, Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Lead for Colleague Mental Health

Additional contact information

Kath Robinson, Lead Nurse Critical Care Outreach, H@N, Rehabilitation and PICC / Pain teams.


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If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

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