Senior Clinical Psychologist | Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, GB
6d ago
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Senior Clinical Psychologist in Pre-School Autism Assessment Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location : Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH)

Role Description :

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join our highly valued Early Years autism assessment team in child health, on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave for a period of up to 12 months.
  • The post is a 0.4 wte, part-time post for 2 days per week.

  • We are a small, friendly, multi-disciplinary team providing high quality assessments of children referred with social communication difficulties.
  • The MDT team is made up of; a clinical psychologist, a speech and language therapist, a child development practitioner, Consultant Community Paediatricians and Associate Specialists in Paediatrics.
  • Psychologists working within the team are valued for their expertise in offering psychological assessments, integrative psychological formulations, working with complex cases and offering consultation and supervision;
  • as well as acting as a senior member of the team at MDT meetings.

    What we look for :

  • The post holder will need previous clinical experience of completing Autism assessments with children using the ADOS-2 and other standardised assessment tools.
  • What we Offer :

  • You will be well supported by MDT-colleagues, psychology team members and receive regular clinical supervision from a principal psychologist.
  • You will be encouraged to engage in professional, leadership and service development opportunities and to develop working relationships with our external partners (nurseries, schools, CAMHS, social care, etc.) where appropriate.
  • We have strong links with regional specialist centres and national networks, and strive to develop and actively improve our service in line with national recommendations and patient feedback.
  • Your life outside HHFT is important and the Trust is happy to consider applications with flexible working patterns that cater to individual requirements;
  • this can be discussed at interview.

    Who we are :

    As a hospital-based service, the wider psychology team consists of six clinical psychologists providing a service to both Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

    In joining the autism assessment team you will be part of the wider team of clinical psychologists working in paediatrics, who meet on a regular basis for CPD and networking.

    We are a dynamic and friendly service who value patient-centred care.

    We have good links with the D. Clin course at the University of Southampton, whose trainees come on placement with the psychology team.

    About the trust :

    The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.

    Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect.

    HHFT employ more than 6,000 staff and our turnover in 2018 / 19 was £424million.

    Our Trust four core values are; Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage (CARE). These are in place to support our four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.


    This advert closes on Wednesday 24 Jun 2020

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