Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Health Psychology Service

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

This is a specification of the qualifications, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities that are required to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the post, as outlined in the job description and forms the basis for selecting a candidate.

 

POST:    Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Health Psychology Service                                                                 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Please Tick One Box

 

Essential

Desirable

Education/Qualifications

1.

Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 2000) as accredited by the HCPC.

 

 

P

 

2.

 

Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a clinical psychologist or a counselling psychologist

 

P

 

Experience

1.

Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including community,outpatient and inpatient settings.

 

 

P

 

2.

Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.

 

P

 

3.

Completion of substantial post-doctoral post-qualification supervised clinical health psychology experience working with clients in the area of Obstetrics, fertility, Gynaecology and/or a related client group.

 

P

4.

Experience of the application of clinical psychology to physical health problems including chronic health conditions

 

P

5.

Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.

 

P

 

6.

Experience of health professional teaching, training and supervision

 

P

 

7.

Experience of contributing to service design and evaluation projects

 

P

8.

Experience of working as a psychologist within a physical health multi-disciplinary team

 

 

P

 

Skills

1.

Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management

 

P

 

2.

Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.

 

 

P

 

3.

Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.

 

P

 

4.

Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC

 

P

 

Abilities

1.

Ability to form good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary setting.

 

 

P

 

2.

Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.

 

 

P

3.

Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice.

 

P

 

4.

Interest and ability to contribute to service development.

 

 

P

Knowledge

1.

Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological intervention with people with conditions linked to the perinatal period, fertility, gynaecology or other physical health areas.

 

P

2.

Knowledge of clinical health psychology literature on behaviour change and its application in the clinical environment

 

P

3.

Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.

 

P

 

4.

High level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies

 

P

 

5.

Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HPC

P

 

 

 

INITIALS AND DATE OF PREPARATION    SL November 2018

 

28/10/2019
We use cookies to track usage. I Understand Cookies Policy