has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.
We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.
We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.
As an Trust we are happy to talk flexible working
About the team:
National and Specialist CAMHS are seeking to recruit a full-time Assistant Psychologist with Administration Duties to join our Paediatric Liaison Service, based at Gassiot House, St Thomas’ Hospital.
The CAMHS Paediatric Liaison service treat young people with medical conditions who also have psychological difficulties and psychiatric illnesses which are pre-existing, secondary to or co-morbid to their medical conditions. We often see young people who are undergoing transplant assessments, have difficulties taking medication or adhering to special diets, somatisation disorders, coping with pain, trauma following illness or injury, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, treatment after serious assault and medically unexplained physical symptoms. They also offer an emergency provision to acute hospitals. Reasons for emergency referral often include overdoses, deliberate self-harm, acute anxiety and dramatic and unexplained changes in mood or behaviour. The team specialise in mental health disorders related to acquired brain injury, epilepsy, oncology, and trauma.
About the role:
The post may be of particular interest to those wanting to gain experience in the field of clinical psychology. It is a busy post comprising administrative, clinical and research support demands. The post holder will support the clinical team to operate effectively and efficiently in their work within the service and will be involved with service user assessment and research activity. There will be regular opportunities for observation and support of clinical activity.
The post holder will be responsible for providing a proactive, comprehensive, administrative and secretarial service to the team. They will be a key point of contact for young people, families and carers, as well as other members of the young person’s network. The role will be important in ensuring a good patient experience and positive image of the service. The ratio of clinical/research support to administration will be approximately 80%-20% respectively. However, this is subject to the needs of the service and at times flexibility around this may be required.
When applying for this role applicants should, with reference to the job description and person specification, describe how they are suitable for the role in the “supporting information” section of the application form.
About the location:
The service is located at St Thomas’ Hospital and is less than 10 minutes from Waterloo and Westminster train station (zone 1).
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer
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Other benefits include:
We look forward to receiving your application.
The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. We aim to put this commitment into practice by:
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