Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner UK

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The Role

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner specialising in weight management

Oviva has been commissioned to provide a specialist weight management service and is looking for a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) to work alongside the lead clinical psychologist. This is an exciting opportunity for a PWP to be involved in the delivery of a service incorporating a mixed clinical approach. The service offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach, combining consultant-led care with specialist dietetics, clinical psychology, and links to local exercise on referral schemes – as well as leveraging technology to improve patient access and outcomes.

The clinical psychology service includes providing psychological therapy to patients and you will be using technology for remote tools to provide follow-up care remotely and monitor/review patient’s progress in collaboration with the clinical psychologist. You will be using theoretical principles from CBT and ACT.

The successful candidate will be a qualified PWP with at least one year’s experience of working in an IAPT service. 2+ years of weight management and/or bariatric experience within a mental health setting. You will be an excellent communicator and have experience in providing care remotely and using technology to assist with therapeutic goals. You must also be confident in managing your time efficiently. Whilst it is important to be able to work autonomously, you will receive clinical supervision and support from the clinical psychologist. Experience of working in weight management, diabetes, and/or working with people who have long term physical health conditions would be preferred but training will be offered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering one to one patient care remotely via phone or video calls and/or using the Oviva smartphone app.

  • Being an active member of the MDT, attending and contributing to regular MDT meetings, and liaising closely with the other members of the MDT.

  • Assessing patients for psychological therapy as part of the weight management service; to independently select and employ appropriate initial assessment methods.

  • Creating individual formulations based on initial screening and assessment, Providing therapeutic input for patients identified as suitable within the Tier 3 service, alongside dietetic support, drawing on our own clinical expertise, psychological theory, our existing care packages, current research, and relevant guidelines, e.g. NICE.

  • Working autonomously, being responsible for appropriately managing clinical risk when it arises during clinical practice while having recourse to other professionals for guidance.

  • To maintain accurate and up-to-date clinical records and abide by internal recording guidelines.

  • To maintain adequate CPD, receive regular clinical supervision in accordance with good practice guidelines and continue to meet BABCP registration requirements.

  • Maintaining confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and ensuring that client confidentiality is protected at all times.

  • Creating relevant internal or patient-facing content for the service, as needed.


Requirements

candidate

  • A healthcare professional that is dedicated to providing the best care for patients, putting their needs first.

  • Confident in using technology to record and review patient notes and quick-to-learn in operating Oviva’s technology to support patients.

  • Understanding the importance of gathering evidence and improving our processes constantly.

  • Working well as a member of a team and communicating in an effective, timely and polite manner.


Qualification

  • Postgraduate Diploma as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner


Our Offer

  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in revolutionising healthcare in the UK

  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme

  • Exciting and rewarding role in high-growth environment

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Annual salary reviews

  • Flexible working

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase an additional 5 days

  • Company pension

  • Regular team socials

Job region: Worldwide/Anywhere
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