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Physical Health Specialist Practitioner

8a

Main area
Health psychology; Clinical psychology
Grade
8a
Contract
Permanent: Post is permane however a one year secondment opportunity will also be considered for those interested
Hours
Part time - 15 hours per week (4 sessions per week)
Job ref
260-2435-KR-D
Site
120 Belsize Lane
Town
London
Salary
£52,643 - £58,558 £52,643 - £58,558 per annum (pro rata) inc. HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
20/05/2021 23:59
Interview date
27/05/2021

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The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.

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TAVISTOCK AND PORTMAN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Quality Directorate

120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA

Physical Health Specialist Practitioner

Band 8a AfC: £45,753 - £51,668 (pro rata, inclusive)

Part time (15 hours per week)

1 year Secondment / Permanent

The Trust

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. The provision of physical health services has an important role in supporting a holistic approach to the care we provide.  

The Directorate

The Quality Directorate draws together a number of teams and functions. These include the Living Well Programme, Clinical Governance including patient safety functions, Quality Assurance, Complaints, Risk, Health and Safety, Emergency Planning and Quality Improvement.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time (0.4) senior clinician experienced in using evidence-based psychological health behavior change interventions to deliver and develop our physical health programmes. Leading a small team within an established Trust physical health service you will be responsible for providing support and specialist advice in relation to a number of physical health issues identified in treatment to internally referred patients and to staff who wish to improve their health and well-being. During 2020/21 the service has been delivered fully online as a result of the pandemic and it is anticipated a mix of online and face to face service delivery will continue.

You will have experience of assessing patients and using evidence based health behavior change interventions to improve insomnia, weight management, and other addictive health behaviours such as smoking and alcohol misuse and with people with mental health problems, understanding the mental health / physical health interface across the age range.

You will work in partnership with various health professionals to further improve physical health services, learning from best practice. You will be responsible for initiating projects which continue to build on culture and behavior change around the integration of physical and mental health agendas.

A self-starter with effective organisational and time management skills you will be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.

For further information please contact Marion Shipman, Associate Director Quality and Governance on 020 8938 2362

Closing date for applications: 20th May

Interview date: 27th May

Please note: The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. Candidates suitable for shortlisting will be contacted within three weeks. If you have not heard from us within this time then you have not been successful on this occasion.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Marion Shipman
Job title
Associate Director Quality and Governance
Email address
mshipman@tavi-port.nhs.uk
Telephone number
020 8938 2362
Additional information

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.