ACD Dissemination

Job Description

Dissemination activities for ACD Website



Qualifications

Past experience working with ACDs as detailed in Experience/ Skills Required.  Bachelors degree.  



Skills

Must have experience of ACDs, both knowing what they are, and have experience of working with ACDs and the various stakeholders working on ACDs. Also need understanding of King's systems and support departments.  Also need marketing experience.  Please write me a short note detailing your experience in these areas.  

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This is a two-day invigilation assignment for GKT Medical School, King's College London. These particular shifts will be held at University Hospital Lewisham (Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LH). The role requires you to be on site from 08:15 - 16:30 on the 21st and/or 22nd of May. Please indicate in your application the dates you are interested in working.



 



How these exams work



 



Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are assessments used to evaluate medical students' clinical skills. They are divided into circuits of eight stations, each with a different scenario that lasts eight minutes. Students are examined on their performance at each station.



 



After completing a station, students move on to the next station in numerical order. The exam is a loop, so after completing station 8, students return to station 1. The exam ends when students have completed all stations in the circuit.



 



After students complete the circuit, they return to the holding rooms while supporting staff, including invigilators, prepare the stations and circuits for the next group of students.



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Previous experience of invigilating exams would be useful but is not essential.



Candidates must not be studying medicine at KCL or any other institution.

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews will take place on Monday 10th June 2024, with a six-hour training day held on Monday 24th June (all online)



Could all applicants please include a CV and covering letter. Thank you.



An exciting opportunity has arisen for some Assistant Psychologists to be part of an exciting project at King’s College London.  This funded research project will evaluate the effectiveness of an NLP based trauma intervention called FIRST with UK military veterans presenting with PTSD in a large trial. The project aims to:




  • Confirm if the novel FIRST treatment works as well as the pilot NLP therapy.

  • Evaluate whether FIRST therapy delivered remotely on a secure online video platform is effective in reducing PTSD symptoms.

  • Understand what happens to thinking patterns following FIRST, to understand how it reduces PTSD symptoms.



The study is in two phases, the first phase being Proof of Concept (POC) and the second phase being a full randomised controlled trial (RCT). The POC will recruit 30 UK veterans with PTSD who will all receive the novel therapy. This phase will last three months. Once the POC is complete the trial will move forward to the full-scale trial lasting around 19 months. Phase 2 will recruit 215 UK veterans who will be randomly allocated to receive the novel therapy immediately or join a waiting list and receive the novel therapy 20 weeks later.



The post involves supporting with the recruitment and assessment of trial participants. The post holder will be expected to complete standalone comprehensive assessments with potential participants to identify their current mental health status and presenting post-traumatic stress symptomology. The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and will develop an understanding of veterans’ mental health difficulties and the appropriate support available.



The post holder will need to have degree level knowledge of psychology, and research/service evaluation experience would be desirable. The post also requires the ability to establish good working relationships, both with service-users and the wider research team. The ability to demonstrate an interest in working with the military/veteran population is essential. Successful candidates will demonstrate drive, enthusiasm and commitment to contributing to the delivery of the research trial.



MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



A. Clinical




  1. To complete and assist with psychological screening and standardised assessment for participants accessing the study.

  2. To work alongside other team members and ensure close liaison and communication within the multi-disciplinary teams.

  3. To identify any participant risks jointly with colleagues and take appropriate action to reduce risk and report the situation to the designated senior member of staff.

  4. To work without supervision and independently on a day-to-day basis, within the limitations of the post and seek help and advice when appropriate.

  5. To maintain a high degree of professionalism when working with distressed adults as part of the assessment process.

  6. To maintain accurate clinical records in accordance with the guidelines of record-keeping; entering appropriate details into the trial electronic systems.



B. Training and Supervision




  1. To attend all relevant mandatory trainings associated with the trial.

  2. To develop skills and competencies that assist in delivery of current duties.

  3. To receive regular supervision in accordance with professional practice and trial guidelines.



C. IT responsibilities




  1. To utilise standard PC packages such as MS Word and MS Excel for data entry, data processing and writing of reports.



D. Time commitment




  1. The Proof of Concept trial (Phase 1) will run from 1st August 2024 for around three months with the Randomised Controlled Trial (Phase 2) from April 2025 until October 2026. During the Phase 1 trial, there will be approximately 20 hours of work over three months, with flexibility on a week by week basis and then further, more extensive hours available from April 2025.



DATA PROTECTION ACT



We are all expected to be aware of the Data Protection Act and to follow the local Codes of Practice to ensure appropriate action is taken to safeguard confidential information.



Qualifications

Qualifications:




  • An upper second-class honours degree or higher in psychology (Lower second-class honours will also be considered if further post-graduate study has been completed) - ESSENTIAL

  • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society/ IABCP/ PSI - ESSENTIAL

  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice, and or research design and analysis - DESIRABLE



Skills

Continuous Professional Development




  • Evidence of continuous professional development relevant to the current research trial. - ESSENTIAL



Previous Experience




  • Work with people with mental health problems and/or other disabilities. - ESSENTIAL

  • Experience of working with active military personnel or military veterans. - DESIRABLE



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities




  • Knowledge and skills in the psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients with mental health problems - DESIRABLE

  • Good knowledge of IT (MS Word and Excel) - ESSENTIAL

  • Knowledge and understanding of the multi-faceted difficulties including complex mental health problems which affect military veterans - DESIRABLE



Additional Requirements:




  • An interest in working with veterans with a range of mental health problems - ESSENTIAL

  • An ability to interact effectively with staff from all disciplines - ESSENTIAL

  • An ability to interact with clients with mental health problems or other disabilities - ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to communicate with clients who may present as interpersonally challenging or volatile - ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to work independently, reliably and consistently with work agreed and managed at regular intervals - ESSENTIAL

Job Overview



We are delighted to be advertising a part time Project Coordinator role to support the work of Schools Mental Health Innovation and Maudsley Education Consultation Service.  This is a new role in a developing area within Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in South London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust. There is rich and exciting work already happening in our SLaM boroughs within Mental Health Support Teams in schools, as well as creative work co-occurring within schools led by National and Specialist CAMHS Teams. Part of the Schools Innovation and Consultation work is to support coordination and sharing of good practice across all these existing teams, but also to develop new innovations where there are gaps. The TExaS project is an example of the innovation work.  The research project aims to help teachers support the children and young people in their classrooms who have mental health difficulties through providing training and practical support via an online platform. This work is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist and supporting Consultant Clinical Psychologist in SLAM, as well as researchers in Kings College London. 



 



Main duties of the role



The postholder will have two main roles: to support existing schools’ work and to support new schools’ innovations. The first role will include supporting the coordination of both and clinical school innovation projects in CAMHS and National and Specialist CAMHS, as well as the coordination of research  projects in schools from Kings College London. This will involve attending meetings and require good liaison skills and team working. The second role of supporting innovations will include providing psychoeducation for teachers; online consultation with health and education experts including liaising with CAMHS and other mental health professionals for advice and referral; guided self-help for teachers to address work-place stress; and develop sustainable teacher to teacher peer support networks moderated by expert teachers. There will be additional new school innovations which the postholder would support. 



The Team



Team members include a Consultant Psychiatrist and Consultant Psychologist and frequent liaison with several SLAM and Kings colleagues. Staff in the School Mental Health Innovation and Consultation work are passionate about working within the school system, believing that intervening early can prevent further difficulties escalating. Working with teachers and other parts of the school system are exciting developments, which makes the work stimulating and rewarding. We value difference and continually seek to become professionals that are curious, supportive and inclusive of all children, young people and staff members.



About our locations



The postholder will do some home working within this role. They will be required to travel to various schools, community mental health services in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark and to the Maudsley for meetings. This is the location of the Trust headquarters and at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2) and is within walking distance from the beautiful green spaces of Ruskin park and the vibrant high-street that offers great shopping opportunities and with a wide range of restaurants.



 



Job Description




  • To support coordination of schools’ work across the CAMHS borough teams and National and Specialist Services and King’s College academic department. This will include setting up and attending meetings, writing minutes, liaising with mental health colleagues and teachers and developing relevant resources. 

  • To support new schools’ innovations work including the TExaS project, involving running focus groups, developing training materials, supporting the online platform for teachers. Other innovations may include for example supporting school governor training involving preparing resources and teaching



Qualifications

A First-class or Upper-second-class Bachelors degree with Honours in Psychology or an equivalent conversion course that is accredited by the British Psychological Society and confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.



Skills

Experience




  • Post-graduate experience of conducting research projects or audits. 

  • Experience that supports working with, and addressing issues of, diversity within local communities. This may have been gained through work, research, volunteering and / or lived experience. 



Understanding / Knowledge




  • Graduate level knowledge of psychological research methodology and statistical analysis. 

  • Good theoretical knowledge of the problems experienced by and needs of young people and of methods of assessment, treatment and support. 

  • Awareness of racial and diversity issues, e.g., through  attendance at relevant training.



Skills




  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex information to clients, families, teachers and colleagues.

  • Well-developed IT skills including entry and analysis of research data.



Abilities




  • Ability to work effectively within a multi- disciplinary team, participating in effective team functioning and holding team roles. 

  • Ability to identify and follow relevant clinical governance procedures. 

  • Ability to maintain concentration and to remain in restricted positions for long periods during observations, assessments and psychological interventions. 

  • Ability to manage occasional emotionally stressful situations such as working with victims of abuse or trauma, or with people who engage in severe self-harming or aggressive behaviour. 

  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive or contentious information to people 

  • Ability to manage verbal abuse and hostility directed at self.

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