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An exciting opportunity has arisen following organisational restructure in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT), who are seeking to recruit two Clinical Health Psychologists on a part-time substantive preceptorship programme to lead the development of psychological provision for Neuropsychology and Inpatient Services. This is a brilliant opportunity to work closely with Neurology Inpatient and Clinical Health Psychology teams to shape psychological provision for patients, families and staff.
We are a forward thinking department who are looking for passionate clinical health psychologists who are committed to working at RCHT and who are dedicated to leadership to uphold Trust and Departmental values of compassionate and safe care; trust and respect; inspiration and innovation; working together; pride and achievement. We seek to embody these values and are fully engaged in the RCHT “Journey to Brilliant” organisational development programme.
The post holders will be expected to complete a two year preceptorship, with agreed milestones, to progress to 8B Lead Clinical Health Psychologist roles within the Department. The 8B roles will involve additional line management and service development responsibilities which could include broader inpatient and outpatient service lines across medicine and surgery. The post holders will work closely together to provide cross cover for the neuropsychology service line. They will also take an important role in the senior leadership of the Department of Clinical Health Psychology. As part of the preceptorship the post holders will be expected to complete the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QICN) Knowledge component which is fully funded by the Department. An interest across clinical health psychology specialities is paramount.
The post holders will benefit from being a part of a vibrant Clinical Health Psychology Department with line management being held by the Consultant Clinical Lead Psychologist. People and professional development is a core principle in the Department and support will be provided to ensure the success of service development. We have close collegiate links with Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologists in the South West and will source specialist neuropsychology supervision from them to support the posts. Fostering collegiate links across the South West peninsular is strongly encouraged.
The intention is for the post holders to develop clinical health psychology services through a neuropsychology lens to both inpatient and outpatient settings by direct care provision and/or the development of systemic ways of working that enable patient safety, patient flow and sound psychologically informed interventions for quality care. The post holders will develop working alliances with Neurology to integrate psychological care on Tintagel Ward for patients with neurological conditions. It is expected that patients may require outpatient follow-up for neuropsychological evaluation and purpose built clinic space for testing is provided at The Lighthouse, the clinic base for the Clinical Health Psychology Team. The post holders will work with staff to develop a reflective space for support and learning.
These are varied and exciting positions with the opportunity to develop management, leadership and clinical health psychology skills in a positive, proactive and supportive Clinical Health Psychology Department.
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