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Senior Clinical Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

This post provides the opportunity to work alongside other psychologists and psychiatrists working within the department and across the region as part of a supportive and close knit team.

Band 7/8a Clinical Psychologist (Maternity Leave Cover)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic clinical psychologist to join our growing team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Family Therapist working in Children's Psychological Medicine (CPM). The post has two key components: working across the lifespan as part of the HIV MDT as well as the paediatric Infectious Diseases team (6 sessions); and working generally with Children referred to Children's Psychological Medicine as part of our out-patient general paediatric service (4 sessions).

Main duties of the job

All sessions are based either at the Churchill Hospital (adult services) or at the Children's Hospital Oxford (CHOX). In all aspects of the role the post holder will join a supportive MDT where psychological services are well established and are highly valued.

The post-holder will contribute directly to clinical care through assessment, one to one therapy, group work and education and training. The role will involve the provision of psychological assessment and therapy, implementing plans for clients' treatment needs, undertaking risk management and risk assessments, and liaising with and advising members of the MDT where appropriate. The post holder will also be required to contribute to the department's in-patient rota within the Children's hospital which offers a direct (within hours) service to the Children's wards.

Within the Infectious diseases post the post holder will work closely with both the paediatric and adult multidisciplinary teams. They will work closely with the health advising team and will contribute to teaching and supervision under the guidance of an experienced principal clinical psychologist.

Applicants will hold a post graduate doctoral qualification or equivalent in Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychology, will be registered as a practitioner psychologist with the HCPC and will demonstrate experience in working within clinical health, together with a strong academic record.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. For more information please see our OUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department of Psychological Medicine is seeking to recruit a full-time fixed term practitioner psychologist to cover maternity leave to join our established Psychological Medicine services based within Oxford University Hospitals Trust. The department of Psychological Medicine is an innovative and dynamic team of psychologists, family therapist and psychiatrists co-located within the medical environment and providing psychological services to patients across the lifespan. The department has 23 psychologists and psychiatrists working into children's services as well as three assistants and provides regular core and specialist placements for Oxford clinical doctorate trainees.

Person Specification



  • Experience of clinical work with children and adults diagnosed with long-term conditions and/or physical health difficulties
  • Ability to work with children and young people with a range of physical health needs, and their families
  • Ability to recognize own training and supervision needs
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work with highly distressed children, adults and family members
  • Experience in individual therapy, work with families and group work
  • Experience of working across the life span


  • Experience of clinical work within an acute hospital setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people presenting with a range of chronic and acute health issues



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration as a practitioner psychologist
  • Competent in the delivery of CBT
  • Trained in the delivery of at least two therapeutic models


  • Additional specialist therapeutic training
  • BABCP Accreditation

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to undertake clinical and service related research or audit consistent with the needs of the department and in keeping with the job requirements
  • Ability to administer, score and report on psychometric measures in children of all ages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and through written work
  • Competence in assessing and managing risk
  • Ability to work within supervision


  • Experience of working with clients diagnosed with HIV



  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to exercise autonomy/initiative
  • To be able to think clearly and to communicate this well to others
  • To be able to remain calm and behave in a confident and professional manner in challenging situations
  • To demonstrate good organizational skills


  • Interest in developing skills through further training in relevant aspects of Psychology
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