HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year ‘ 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.
Job - Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
Location - HCA at UCH (NW1 2BU)
Contract Type - Permanent, part time hours 21 hrs per week. Hours are flexible
Salary - Competitive dependent on skills and experience
We are looking for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to provide a highly specialised psychological therapy service to cancer patients and staff involved in patient care at HCA for an inpatient and outpatient setting. Primary site will be HCA at UCH.
Attractive and competitive salary, dependent upon skills and experience, along with access to great employee benefits such as private healthcare, gymflex and the option to buy and sell holiday.
Duties and Responsibilities
To provide a highly specialised psychological therapy service to cancer patients and staff involved in patient care.
To assess the psychological needs of cancer patients and their families who request counselling or are referred by a healthcare professional.
To provide a highly specialised psychology service for cancer patients at all stages of their cancer diagnosis.
To continue to provide counselling and support for patients and families going through cancer and palliative care treatment.
To offer highly specialised and comprehensive advice and consultation on the psychotherapeutic and psychological aspects of care to non-psychological colleagues and members of the MDT who are delivering medical care to patients and families.
To provide clinical supervision for staff involved directly in the patient care.
To provide teaching and educational programmes with regard to enhancing communication skills for nursing and other allied health professionals.
To participate and collaborate in audit, policy and service development and planning.
Skills and Experience
High level of psychological assessment and intervention.
Experience of working with cancer patients, having a basic understanding of cancer treatment advantageous however training will be provided.
Ability to support palliative and end of life care.
Ability to work autonomously.
Excellent communication skills.
Good time management skills.
About the Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.