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As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual's needs.
This part time, Band 7 post is commissioned to lead the provision of a psychology service to people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) accessing Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) across the Aire/Wharfe/Craven locality. This extends over a wide geographical and demographic area from the Yorkshire Dales, to the small market town of Skipton, Ilkley and urban Keighley. The post is set up to:
- Provide group sessions as part of the multi-disciplinary condition management programme,workwith people with complex presentations unable to access this service, through individual work, often in peoples' homes
- Support and develop the skills of the team in using psychological approaches to breathing difficulties
The psychology service is highly valued and supported by the Pulmonary Rehab service.
The post will be based at Airedale Hospital in the Medical Psychology Department, which provides services to Neuropsychology, Stroke, Palliative Care, ICU and general Medical psychology in the Trust. We have a reputation as a developing, innovative andhighly supportive service, with a commitment to maximising our influence through training, supporting and supervising other disciplines in the Trust. We offer approaches such as ACT, CBT, Systemic, Mindfulness and Health Behaviour Change, collaborating to deliver these and train across our individual specialities.
Where workload allows, there will be the opportunity to see referrals from other specialities to meet service and individual CPD needs. There are also excellent opportunities for CPD in the region, and strong support for supervision and training. For newly qualified psychologists this would be a good 'first post' / development post for someone wanting to specialise in health, in the next stage of their career. There are good links with the Leeds clinical psychology training scheme, and with other local Health Psychology services. Opportunities exist also, through professional meetings across Trusts, for links with other psychological therapists, interest groups and training events in mental health psychology.
This is an ideal post for someone interested in being responsible for developing and shaping an established service, working closely as part of the MDT with the Pulmonary Rehab team but able to call on the support of medical psychology colleagues. Pulmonary Rehab is a service which really does make a proven difference to peoples' lives
To discuss the posts further, please contact Susan Aitken, Head of Medical Psychology on ApplyApply