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Clinical Psychologist - Paediatric Complex Obesity/CEW

Employer
Manchester University
Location
RMCH, Manchester
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
14 Oct 2021
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.


This post involves working within a newly commissioned multidisciplinary (MDT) service for children and young people who are experiencing complications related to excess weight (CEW). The Service, based at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH), will be one of two CEW MDT hubs in the North West of England. Whilst working within this specialist medical team, the postholder will be part of our expanding Paediatric Psychosocial Service (PPS), which includes clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and mental health workers.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a clinical psychology service to children referred into the CEW service and their families. This would include psychological assessment and intervention with children and families, joint and group work, MDT clinics, staff training, consultation and general support and provision of psychological advice as part of the multidisciplinary team, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the departmental policies and practices. In addition to case work the post includes duties in multi-agency liaison and training of other professionals, as well as utilising research skills in service evaluation and audit. The role includes PPS departmental responsibilities and there will be opportunity to work with cases from other medical specialties.

We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive team environment. In addition to regular supervision from a clinical psychologist. The post holder will have access to model specific supervision, peer supervision and our rolling programme of departmental CPD. Trust wide support options are also available including Schwartz Rounds and Team Time reflective spaces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Ruth Hurrell

Job title: Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Email address: ruth.hurrell@mft.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 01617010234

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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