Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - Band 5 - London

University College London Hospital NHS Trust – Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner – Band 5

Please note: This is a part time role with a requirement of working 22.5 hours a week.

University College London Hospital (UCLH) NHS Trust are seeking an enthusiastic and qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join them on a temporary basis to support The Staff Psychology and Welfare Service located at John Astor House on Foley Street, London.

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first Foundation Trusts in the UK. Offering a number of jobs, they are committed to delivering top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. With this mission in mind, UCLH has worked with the local and global community to provide ever improving service which includes first class acute and specialist services throughout their six London sites.

Responsibilities:

  • To accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service. This includes participation in the team’s duty and triage rota to screen referrals along with a high intensity therapist and a senior clinician.
  • To assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery.
  • To undertake patient-centred interviews which identify areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • To make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the department’s referral protocols, refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or step up the person’s treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.
  • To provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help or brief short-term CBT. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.
  • To adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
  • To assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process.
  • To operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity.
  • To deal with a range of clients and clinical situations, including those involving highly emotive communication and the need to apply initiative, tact and persuasion in the face of psychological resistance.

Important Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in Psychology or a registered nursing qualification including parts 1 and 2 or relevant section of the register.
  • At least 12 months experience working with individuals with physical and/or mental health needs.
  • Working knowledge of common mental health problems including, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Experience of conducting assessments with patients experiencing psychological distress and/or mental health problems (alongside physical health problems).
  • Experience of working in a hospital or critical care setting.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality, professional, caring service to all patients.
  • Excellent administrative, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience of working as a team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who is seeking a challenging and rewarding role to work closely with the hospital’s clinical staff to ensure patients receive the most appropriate level of care, advice and information. The successful candidate will advance their skills by undertaking and assisting with various procedures and will facilitate effective communication between patients and clinical staff. If you are an experienced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who is seeking a stimulating role in a busy hospital environment and have a caring approach with a commitment to aiding patients’ wellbeing, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Our Bank Staff Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:

  • Priority of shifts over all agencies.
  • Guaranteed line of work.
  • Opportunity to work flexibly due to varying demands of the Trust.
  • Weekly salary.
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training.
  • Competitive pay.

Apply now for this superb opportunity by attaching your CV, and one of our recruitment team will be in contact with you shortly.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.