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South West Spinal Cord Injury Network Clinical Psychologist

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £68,525 a year per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Applications from newly qualified Clinical Psychologists are welcomed.

This is an exciting opportunity to support transformational change, quality improvements and patient experience for people receiving spinal cord injury care within the newly-established South West Spinal Cord Injury network.

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with experience in the field of clinical psychology as applied to physical health (acute & chronic illness, injury & disability) to support people with Spinal Cord Injury, their family and friends and the clinical teams caring for them across the South West, as part of a new model of care.

Main duties of the job

You will provide high-quality, patient-oriented Clinical Psychology service and clinical advice, from the point of diagnosis through to lifelong support, having a key role (with MDT colleagues) in ensuring seamless, co-ordinated and timely approach to care and rehabilitation.

You will use a high level of clinical expertise to provide support, education and training for medical, nursing and therapists' teams and other healthcare professionals involved in the direct patient care of people with a spinal cord injury, in any setting in the catchment area.

The work will include not only service delivery, planning, development and evaluation, but also clinical work with patients and their families; teaching; staff support; research, audit and clinical governance activities.

Based in Salisbury Spinal Injuries Centre, you will have the support of an established small Psychology team and extensive MDT, but your focus will be on the wider pathway (including patients that are not admitted to the Centre for any reason) and it is expected that much of your input will be delivered virtually/remotely. There may be a requirement for occasional travel across the region to see patients or teams face to face where clinically indicated.

The post is offered on a fulltime basis, but part-time /job-share options will be considered.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated \Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Fully qualified to doctoral level as recognised by the British Psychological Society as appropriate for Chartered status
  • A good undergraduate honours degree in Psychology and a postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.


  • Leadership training



  • Minimum of four year's post qualification experience, working in the field of clinical psychology as applied to physical health (acute & chronic illness, injury & disability).
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams and of providing teaching, consultation and supervision to other professionals
  • Evidence of experience of carrying out audits and research.


  • Advanced range of clinical experience involving patients with SCI
  • Evidence of experience of implementing complex change in a clinical setting

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge and skills in a range of mental health problems that occur in this population across the whole life span, for example: anxiety; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder; serious mental illness (e.g. personality disorder, psychosis, suicidal ideation); sexual, physical, emotional abuse; family dysfunction; substance abuse; and adjustment disorders
  • Knowledge and skills in a range of therapeutic techniques for the assessment, formulation and treatment of psychological problems occurring within the physical health population, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, systemic approaches, and solution focused approaches.


  • Evidence of management skills

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