With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.
Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms
So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.
Waltham Forest Integrated MSK Community Service
Persistent Pain Management:
Clinical Lead and Lead Clinical Psychologist for Persistent Pain Service
Part time: 0.68wte. / 25.5 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop and work within a new community service, based at Whipps Cross Hospital and at primary care sites across Waltham Forest.
The service will deliver according to the evidence base for persistent pain, providing care close to home and according to a biopsychosocial model. We expect that referrals will include people with long-term or chronic musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia. A multi-disciplinary team, also comprising nursing and physiotherapy, is being recruited to provide the service, as part of the Integrated Community MSK service in Waltham Forest. The post holder will join to lead this newly forming multi-disciplinary pain management team and will be the clinical psychology lead for that service.
The post-holder will benefit from joining the professional network of Clinical Health Psychology within Barts Health NHS Trust, with opportunities for supervision, CPD and other professional support and governance.
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic clinical psychologist with an interest in service development, evaluation and communication with stakeholders.
Duties will include psychological assessment, developing and delivering psychological interventions (in groups and in individual programmes) to enhance well-being and functioning; contributing to the development of psychological care and support; contributing to the multi-disciplinary team assessment and treatment; promotion and development of psychological research and the participation in joint audit and research with other clinical staff in order to evaluate the service; the provision of psychological support and supervision, where appropriate, to clinicians working within service.
Please apply if you meet the criteria on the person specification, including registration as a Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC. We are looking for a clinician with experience of working in a physical health setting. Experience in working with pain and long term physical health conditions is essential. Experience in working in a rehabilitative setting is desirable. You will also need to have experience of working across systems and with different professional specialties.
For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information or to arrange an informal visit please initially contact Rachel Simkiss, Professional Lead for Clinical Health Psychology Apply
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