Bank psychological therapists will provide patient and family psychological support across all sectors of Cancer care which will include face to face and online, bereavement, out-patient and ward based work.
Bank psychological therapists will play a key role in the holistic care provided by a multidisciplinary team including medical, nursing staff and other healthcare professionals
Working as a Bank Psychological Therapist is a highly flexible option which pays highly competitive hourly rates, for a variety of shift options
Weekly pay for Bank shifts
A friendly, supportive working culture with established nursing teams
Valuable support and coaching from our Managers
Opportunity of working with our top Consultants with top of the range medical facilities
Paid training and study days
Pension contributions from The London Clinic when you contribute
Duties & Responsibilities
To offer an evidence-based approach to the psychological needs of Cancer patients at all points of their cancer pathway (diagnosis, treatment to survivorship or palliative care.
To provide input to enable Cancer MDTs to offer a psychologically informed and compassionate approach to delivering optimal patient outcomes.
To consult to all members of the MDT to allow a holistic approach to physical care in terms of overall process and individual patient care.
To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of patients whose problems are managed by psychologically based standard care plans.
To undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual patients and to provide advice to other professions on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
This job description is intended as a general guide to the post, but it may change in line with the needs of the department or at the request of the line manager.
Skills & Experience
PGDip training in counselling or psychotherapy
Accredited with BACP or other recognised counselling professional body
A minimum of 3 Years’ experience as a counsellor
Counselling experience in acute outpatient settings
Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for patients’ psychological care and treatment as a professionally qualified clinician
The successful applicant’s offer is subject to relevant DBS, Occupational Health and Reference Checks respectively, alongside standard Right To Work Checks.