Neuropsychologist

Location
London, GB-LND
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
11 Mar 2019
Closes
08 Apr 2019
Ref
HCA13935-162796
Job Type
Permanent

The Wellington Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Centre is the largest private centre in the UK. Designed specifically for neurological rehabilitation patients. We treat patients with complex neurological injuries and conditions affecting the brain and nervous system.

We are proud to have been awarded three years’ accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a globally recognised independent body that evaluates standards in rehabilitation around the world.

Our personalised programmes mean patients can quickly get back on the road to recovery. It’s important to us to keep our patients and their families at the centre of everything we do, and we pride ourselves on helping our patients through some of the most critical points in their lives.

 

The Wellington Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Centre is part of HCA UK and it share its mission and values.

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we will strive to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following statements are essential and timeless:

  • We recognise and affirm the unique and intrinsic value of each individual.
  • We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness.
  • We act with honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and in our personal behaviour.
  • We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat each other with loyalty, respect, and dignity.

Job Description

  • To provide a specialist tertiary level neuropsychology service to both inpatients and outpatients at the Wellington Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Centre. This includes working with those with acquired neurological injury (e.g., TBI, stroke, spinal cord injury) and may also include working with other conditions such as Functional Neurological Disorder and Chronic Pain.
  • To work within interdisciplinary teams in providing specialist neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation, high quality behavioural interventions, comprehensive recommendations, specialist advice, consultation and education for families, as well as health and social service professionals
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and within the policies and procedures of the department and wider organisation.
  • To support the neuropsychological practice of psychologists within the Neuropsychology service as appropriate with peer supervision and discussion.
  • To contribute to the flexible delivery of neuropsychological services across the Wellington Hospital, in response to organizational needs, developments and changes
  • To employ research skills for audit, policy and service development, and scientific knowledge within the area of clinical neuropsychology

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide specialist neuropsychological assessment, interpretation and cognitive rehabilitation to clients in the Acute Rehabilitation Centre and elsewhere in the hospital, taking into account the highly complex psychological, biological, developmental, interpersonal, social and cultural contexts, as well as the expressed preferences and needs of the client and their family or carers.
  • To contribute to the delivery and development of clinical services for individuals with acquired neurological injury, in order to maintain, promote and re-establish independence and psychological wellbeing.
  • To undertake clinical work as appropriate in all required settings including the rehabilitation wards, general hospital wards, the outside environment or patient’s homes.
  • To assess patients in Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness, severe cognitive impairment and low awareness or post traumatic amnesia and to advise the rehabilitation team on appropriate management.
  • To assess and treat people with functional neurological symptoms, and work autonomously and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team of clinicians specialising in working with Functional Neurological Disorder.
  • To be responsible for implementing a range of behavioural rehabilitation techniques for individuals and groups, drawing upon established therapeutic models.  Specifically, to develop and implement preventative and reactive strategies for patients with challenging behaviour or behavioural disturbance at all stages of recovery, as a means of reducing the target behaviours.
  • To provide specialist neuropsychological guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to a patient’s formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan with particular emphasis upon how patients’ cognitive/psychological problems may impair their ability to engage in rehabilitation.   
  • To work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to develop and implement rehabilitation treatment plans that aim to restore independence and quality of life. 

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week with an attractive and competitive salary, dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward and recognition:

We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as  our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Skills & Experience

  • Training/CPD in clinical neuropsychology
  • HCPC registered, Eligibility for Chartered Psychologist status and membership of the BPS Divisions of Neuropsychology and Clinical/Educational Psychology
  • Eligibility for the BPS Specialist Register in Clinical Neuropsychology,
  • Knowledge and experience practice in the area of neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of theories of brain-behaviour relationships
  • Research in the area of clinical neuropsychology

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, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to 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.