To contribute to the assessment of newly referred/admitted patients, the formulation of patient treatment needs and the provision of psychological treatment programmes for children and young people with eating disorders.
To monitor and supervise the implementation of psychological programmes within the service, ensuring that these are based on sound psychological principles and practice.
To deliver NICE informed evidence based care in line with national best practice guidelines and evidence.
To assist with the monitoring and reviews of psychological programmes and to ensure that staff have adequate understanding of Cognitive Behavioural or any other psychological principles/approaches necessary for their proper support of any programmes.
To provide timely reports for patient’s reviews, ward rounds and CPAs etc.
To contribute to the development of in – service and other training programmes.
To ensure that any records necessary for the evaluation of service needs and the effectiveness to meet them efficiently are maintained to a professional standard.
To ensure that research and audit is undertaken relevant to the assessment of patient’s needs and the development and evaluation of intervention.
Participate in the Units Senior Management Team (responsibilities include participating in the Units Senior Managers out of hours on – call rota).
Provide managerial, clinical/professional supervision and support to psychology assistants within the department, and to other staff as appropriate.