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Clinical Psychologist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a permanent full-time post within an established team of psychologists working in UCLH specialist oncology services providing support to people with cancer.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and compassionate Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist to join the Oncology Psychology Service (OPS) working within UCLH adult cancer services across outpatient and inpatient settings. OPS is well-established within the Trust and the post-holder will join three other psychologists within the team and be part of a broader Psychological and Emotional Care Team within the UCLH Macmillan Support and Information Service.

About us

Psychology provision is an integral part of this world-class highly specialist multidisciplinary centre. There are many opportunities for close working with other psychologists, in addition to many other staff from a wide variety of professions across the Cancer Division. Clinicians at UCLH are encouraged to actively engage in research and teaching as part of their roles to help develop services and share their clinical expertise and specialist knowledge across cancer division services within the Trust, with London colleagues working in oncology, and nationally and internationally.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a specialist role within cancer services that requires the post-holder to be confident to work independently within their own team as well as closely with multi-disciplinary teams across the setting. The post holder will also contribute to training and supervision for clinical staff involved in cancer care at UCLH. Demonstrable experience in working in the NHS with people with cancer or acute physical health conditions is essential.

Supervision will be provided by experienced and senior clinical psychologists within the wider UCLH cancer and clinical health services. Management will be provided by the Senior Clinical Psychologist in the team.

Candidates must have completed post-graduate level training in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society, or British Psychological Society Statement of Equivalence and be registered as practitioner psychologists with the HCPC with at least 2 years experience of working in the NHS.

For further details and enquiries / informal discussions please contact Dr Laura McDermott, Senior Clinical Psychologist

We encourage prospective candidates to arrange an informal visit to the service.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • oDoctoral level training in clinical psychology /counselling psychology or psychotherapy
  • oTraining in use of two or more distinct psychological therapies
  • oHCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist, accredited by the BPS.
  • oKnowledge and experience of working in NHS psychology services


  • oBABCP accreditation as CBT practitioner



  • oExperience of working within psychology acute medical services
  • oExperience of psychological work with people with physical health problems
  • oExperience of assessment and treatment of people with common mental health problems, of varying severity and complexity, using evidence based psychological therapies
  • oExperience of supervised psychological practice in time-limited NHS settings
  • oExperience of working with wide variety of client groups across the whole life course
  • oExperience with routine outcome monitoring
  • oExperience in psychological formulation
  • oExperience of working within a multicultural framework and providing psychological treatment for people from different cultural contexts
  • oExperience of working with interpreters
  • oExperience of NHS multidisciplinary teamwork


  • oExperience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • oExperience of facilitating groups for people with mental health or physical health issues
  • oExperience of working with couples and families
  • oExperience of working across a range of care settings including outpatient, inpatient, community and primary care settings.
  • oExperience of working with cancer patients and their families

Skills and Abilities


  • oSkilled in use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • oSkilled in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups working in acute medical care settings
  • oOngoing evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC and UKCP
  • oAbility to manage high clinical caseloads in a safe and effective manner
  • oAbility to work creatively, reliably and cooperatively on an independent basis and as part of a team
  • oAdvanced skills in clinical governance
  • oAdvanced IT skills
  • oAbility to undertake audit, research and evaluation


  • oExpertise, experience and established knowledge of research design and methodology
  • oSkills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • oProven leadership skills
  • oSkilled in teaching and training
  • oAdvanced level training in CBT, family therapy, MBT, IPT, EMDR etc



  • oExcellent communications skills
  • oWell-developed skills in communicating complex and clinically sensitive both orally and in writing
  • oExperience of communicating difficult information to patients, families and colleagues


  • oExperience of presenting at conferences and in professional meetings related to specialist role

Personal and People Development


  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of multi-media tools for public, professional and academic presentations
  • Motivated about working collaboratively with people affected by cancer as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems

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

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre

Huntley Street



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