Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - NELFT Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - NELFT

Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Reference: 395-BD536-2A

Band: NHS AfC: Band 8b

Location: Queens and King Georges hospitals

Closing Date: 17/08/2022

The post holder will be responsible, with the support of the Lead Psychologists in Occupational Health  for providing a highly skilled psychology service in the specialist areas of the ED. An emphasis will be on the provision of psychological support to all staff working within ED.  This will include providing a range of psychological interventions to support the team on the ground.  This will include offering psychological consultation, supervision, psych-education, debriefing following critical incidents as well as having an input into the active management of work relationships through psychological support and input into compassionate leadership for managers.  It will also include assisting the staff in managing relationships with patients as when required through offering consultation and mediation.

The post holder will provide clinical supervision and consultation, as appropriate, and will ensure that systems are in place and working effectively for the clinical and professional supervision and support of other psychologists within the acute psychology service. They will undertake service evaluation, audit, research and policy development. They will work as an autonomous professional within HCPC and BPS guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by principles and policies or procedures of the service, taking responsibility for interpreting policies, within defined parameters, and will agree outcomes with the Lead Psychologists of the Occupational Health Department. 


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