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Bank Paediatric Neuropsychologist

Portland Hospital – London
Part time
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Paediatric Neuropsychologist
Location: The Portland Hospital, London
Contract type: Bank - 18.75 hours per week
Pay: Bank hourly rate dependent upon shift and experience.***Rates inclusive of WTR include indicative additional amount separately payable on claiming accrued annual leave. WTR is calculated on the average hourly pay rate over the preceding 52 weeks and may therefore differ from the amount included in the above WTR rates***

At HCA UK we’re incredibly proud of our team culture. It’s this sense of connection and collaboration that allows us to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients. But, we know that no hospital team is complete without the vital support of its bank.

We are seeking a qualified and compassionate Child Psychologist with specialist experience of neuropsychological assessment or a Neuropsychologist to join our multidisciplinary therapy team. You will work with children with a wide range of neuro disabilities. You will be required to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

The successful candidate must have the knowledge and skills to provide quality care to our clients and their families. You will need to be well-versed in the most recent research on child and adolescent therapies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct psychological assessments and/or tests for diagnostic purposes.
  • Neuropsychology formulation, assessment and recommendations
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan for each child and their families.
  • Educate family members on what they can do for their child or how to respond to certain behaviours.
  • Psychological consultation to colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching and training
  • Contribution to service developments
  • Provide complete documentation and records of assessments and treatments according to in-house policies.

As part of our Bank you’ll have first refusal ahead of agencies on a range of shifts across our network of leading private hospitals, all of which are currently rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. It’s a fantastic chance to gain exposure to one of the UKs leading private healthcare providers while retaining that all important flexibility over when and where you work. You can expect to work alongside leading consultants, expert colleagues and be recognised for the vital role you play within our team.

Above all else, we’re committed to the care and improvement of human life. It’s this guiding vision that influences everything we do at HCA UK. From the CEO to the colleagues on the floor we all have a part to play in delivering exceptional care to our patients. To others, this may just be a Bank role, but to us, you’re a valued member of our team, a team that improves lives on a daily basis.

What you’ll bring:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a graduate degree in psychology, and a Ph.D. or. Psy.D. in clinical or child psychology.
  • Several years’ clinical experience working with children with neurological deficit.
  • Additional training in Neuropsychological assessment in children/adolescents
  • Candidates at post-doctoral level may be preferred.
  • Must be approachable and empathic for children to be comfortable working with you.
  • Must be knowledgeable of different therapeutic methods and be able to switch between different approaches to meet each child’s needs.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to communicate with children of different ages and from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Adhere to all professional, ethical, and legal regulations as determined by relevant regulatory bodies and the law.
  • Willingness to attend team meetings, as well as seminars on topics relevant to our client base.

Who are HCA UK?

Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we offer the chance to broaden your clinical knowledge and thanks to our exceptional clinician to patient ratios, a healthy work environment that gives you more time to do what you do best: care.  

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

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