Allied Health Professionals - Consultant Applied Psychologist

  • Department Psychology
  • Salary £67,064.00 – £77,274 per annum
  • Closing Date 01/12/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8c
  • Job ref 223-PAP-965-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to lead an energetic team to design and establish a new Staff Psychology Service for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals. We are currently recruiting a team of 5 new psychologists to work in the service, giving lots of scope for interventions and preventative work.

All staff will be provided with EMDR training and support to become EMDR Accredited Practitioners. CPD in delivering team based and individual interventions will be readily available, with training opportunities to pursue individual interests. Psychological Debriefing training will also be provided, with on going supervision in this specialist area.

The post is 0.6wte, but applicants who want more or less hours are invited to apply and have a discussion with the appointing manager.

 A substantial investment into improving staff psychological has been made, which allows the new service to work across both hospitals sites to provide team based provision and individual support, with the aim of improve staff health and wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

The Service will provide a range of staff support interventions across the Trust sites. There will be a blended approach to interventions, allowing the post holder to work remotely with some on site work.

The Service sits within the People Directorate, with close working with the Workforce Leads to identify needs across clinical and non clinical areas. The clinical work will include proactive initiatives such as reflective practice and supervising the Mental First Aiders and Peer to Peer supporters. The Service will work with leaders to promote practices to support staff wellbeing.

 The Service will also provide interventions for teams and individuals who have been identified as in need of more specialist support. This includes Psychological Debrief in response to traumatic incidents. Short term EMDR interventions will also be offered as needed. There are a number of teams and professional groups that are in need of provision to prevent burn out and to recover from the multiple demands and challenges of the last few years.

Working for our organisation

The Trust’s new Lead Consultant Psychologist is overseeing the establishment of the Staff Psychology Service. The new team will be made up of a range of mental health professionals including Psychology, psychological therapists and Business Support Manager. The clinical model is still under development, with a clear strategic direction of supporting each of the Divisions with a bespoke offer. Post holders will have the opportunity to contribute to the design of the Service, as well as having a unique job plan in response to the needs of the staff. 

 This exciting new Service will offer a wide range of development opportunities and experiences of working closely with the Trust Lead Psychologist.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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