Outlook South West Ltd is currently seeking Psychology Assistants. The post holder will work within the Improving Access Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service on an exciting new project aimed at helping patients access the appropriate level of primary care psychological services in a timely manner.
You will work as part of a referral review team, under the supervision and guidance of a clinical manager. The project team is overseen by a Clinical Psychologist. You will be expected to complete a number of different duties within your working day and must be flexible, efficient and able to work as part of a team with excellent IT, verbal and written communication skills.
You will have an interest in and passion for delivering evidence based psychological therapies for individuals with anxiety and depression within primary care mental health. Duties of the post will include:
- Reviewing online referrals to the service and making decisions, under supervision, about the most efficacious first line treatment intervention for the individual taking into account a number of factors including stepped-care principles, safety, effectiveness and availability of resources
- Completing Telephone triage calls and/or telephone assessments in order to ascertain further information from patients. It will be expected that you are able to tailor your contact with patients to their needs and gather information that will inform treatment decisions and decisions on suitability for the service. Additionally you will be expected to carry out risk assessments and follow risk management protocol
- You will be expected to complete high quality administration in relation to the above, utilising the services patient management system
- The post holder will be expected to be knowledgeable around identifying depression and a number of anxiety disorders as well as have a good understanding of a range of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based approaches to enhance self-management for clients with mild to moderate common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. The service will provide training and supervision on this and a strong academic background and/or work experience within this area would be idea
For more information please see the Job description and Person Specification below. Please apply via the NHS jobs website and refer to the person specification in the job description when completing your application.
Successful applicants should expect to hear from us by Tuesday 29th May 2018 with a view to attending interview on Monday 4th June 2018.