Clinical Specialist Psychologist / Psychotherapist Chronic Pain

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Conquest Hospital Hastings
£31,696 - £41,787 pro rata per annum
04/03/2018 23:59

Are you passionate about chronic pain? This is a rare opportunity to join the new Hastings and Rother Community Chronic Pain Service working in partnership with East Sussex hospitals Trust

Hastings and Rother Community Chronic Pain Service will be a branch of our established award winning Kent Community Health Foundation Trust (KCHFT) Community Pain Service. Fully supported by our expert clinical, administrative and managerial structures within KCHFT, you will be at the forefront of an interdisciplinary team, developing this new service across the Hastings and Rother CCG locality.

Our innovative bio psychosocial model delivers an evidenced based, non-interventional community service tailored to the needs of the local patients with chronic and persistent pain. We actively involve patients in managing their chronic pain, so they have more control over it, improve their quality of life and reduce dependency on healthcare.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Specialist Psychotherapist to become a key member of our multidisciplinary team, providing individual and group based support to those living with persistent pain. Your goal will be to assist individuals living with persistent pain to develop self-management strategies in order to more confidently manage their health condition. The post offers opportunities for individual therapy with chronic pain patients and the opportunity to facilitate Pain Management Programmes alongside a multidisciplinary team including Specialist
Nurses and Physiotherapists.
We welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced clinicians.
We offer regular, high quality supervision, further professional development and service related research would be encouraged.
As a Clinical Specialist Psychologist / Psychotherapist in chronic pain you will need to demonstrate post graduate experience or knowledge of pain management. You will need to have excellent communication skills to deliver individual and group interventions in this challenging clinical field, to build links across the health economy and to deliver education raising awareness of chronic pain management.
You need to be an excellent team player, dynamic and forward thinking with ambition for self-development and strategic service development. We would welcome full and part-time applications and would consider applicants who wish to work part-time in MSK physiotherapy services and part-time in Chronic Pain.

There has never been a better time to come and work for Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, who will be providing this service. We are a leading, forward-thinking and innovative NHS Trust offering great opportunities to progress in an organisation where we truly put patient care, safety, compassion and pride at the heart of everything we do. We offer the utmost in patient care and take pride in nurturing our staff, ensuring they have a voice in what we deliver - and how we do it. We expect to deliver care of the highest standards to our patients.

As a member of our staff you can expect a huge variety of work and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond, and take pride in the service we offer patients. Each member of the team is truly valued and involved in making sure we embrace new ways of working - making the changes necessary to provide the most innovative, dynamic, responsive service of excellence. Learning opportunities in KCHFT are diverse and there are excellent career progression opportunities.

Interviews will be held on 12th March 2018

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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