Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Psychologist Required: Manchester

 

The Christie Cancer Centre 

Main area: Oncology
Grade: Band 7
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Part time – 31 hours per week
Job ref: 413-58953-CSSS-B
Site: Psycho-oncology – E00267
Town: Manchester
Salary: £40,057 – £45,839 Per Annum
Salary period: Yearly
Closing: 01/08/2022 23:59

 

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist / Counselling or Clinical Psychologist to join our multidisciplinary Psycho-oncology team in providing psychological therapies to cancer patients. We are a friendly team comprising psychiatrists, mental health nurses, clinical psychologist, counsellor and admin staff.

You will mainly provide assessments and interventions in a one-to-one outpatient setting but could also support inpatients at the bedside and work with couples and groups. Therapy sessions are delivered face-to-face, by online video and telephone. You will carry your own caseload and contribute to a programme of training and supporting colleagues across the Trust to offer high quality psychological care. The post is based on the main Christie Wilmslow Road site and could include some working from home.

You will be a BACP Accredited Counsellor / UKCP Registered Psychotherapist / HCPC Registered Psychologist. You will have clinical experience working with people affected by cancer, preferably in an oncology or physical health setting. You will be able to use a range of therapeutic approaches in the provision of time-limited therapy for our patients.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

 

Main duties of the job

In addition to the provision of direct support for individuals with severe psychological difficulties, we aim is to improve the psychological wellbeing of all cancer patients through the promotion of psychological care across the Trust. You will have skills in multi-disciplinary team working and in delivering training and supervision to other healthcare professionals.

To assess the psychological needs of people diagnosed with cancer who may present with multiple and complex issues

To deliver specialist counselling / psychotherapy using models of psychological intervention at NICE guidance Levels 3 and 4

To organise and manage own caseload and exercise autonomous professional responsibility and accountability for the clinical work

To assess for and manage risk in collaboration with team colleagues

To liaise with team colleagues, other healthcare staff within the Trust and with external agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate and timely psychological support

To contribute to the clinical supervision and training initiatives provided by the Psycho-oncology service

To contribute to the development of best practice within the Psycho-oncology service

 

 

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