Clinical Psychologist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist within our lifespan Burns & Plastics Clinical Psychology Service. Sat within the Clinical Psychology in Healthcare department in a tertiary hospital, we provide an extensive range of psychological support to patients and staff in the Northern RegionalAdult & PaediatricBurns Centre and plastic surgery department. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Psychologist with in interest in working in a physical health setting to join our thriving psychology department and ambitious multidisciplinary burncare team. Previous experience working in physical health is desirable but not essential. This is a lifespan post offering flexible opportunities to work with children and young people, families and adults depending on the needs of the service. Please contact us to find out more about the service we offer.
  • Interview date: 30 June 2023
  • 27 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

To provide assessment, formulation and intervention for inpatients and outpatients across the adult and paediatric Burns & Plastic Surgery service To work collaboratively with the wider multidisciplinary team around planning patient care To support research, service development, audit, teaching and training across the Psychology in Healthcare and Burns & Plastic Surgery service Facilitating reflective practice and staff wellbeing activities as required. Supporting the supervision of an Assistant Psychologist and Trainee Clinical Psychologists Contributing to regional and national burn care service development

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Takes appropriate responsibility for clinical psychology provision specialising in a specific area (e.g. research and audit) to the service in which this post is located and making recommendations regarding service provision. Is expected to manage the care of the most challenging and complex psychological presentations presenting within this part of the service. Is required to provide supervision of trainee clinical psychologists.
  • Provides a qualified specialist clinical psychology service across all sectors of care to the population served by this post providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation and therapy. Offering advice and consultation on patients psychological care to colleagues from other disciplines and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the teams policies and procedures. To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the area served by the team/service.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post-graduate training relevant speciality e.g. neuropsychology, CBT, CAT


  • Training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or fields of applied psychology.



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of patients clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, and in patient settings. including outpatient, and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course with presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework.



  • In addition to obtaining the necessary qualifications and experience to practice as a clinical psychologist, has additional knowledge of national good practice of working as a clinical psychologist
  • Doctorate level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with additional disabilities, etc.)
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health.



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to empathise and communicate effectively, orally and in writing complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Demonstrable skills in maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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