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.