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Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Part Time
  • Are you a psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively and creatively with children and families?
  • Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic and responsive multidisciplinary team?
  • Would your career benefit from an opportunity to further develop your skills in cognitive assessment and neuropsychology?

We are looking for an enthusiastic clinical psychologist, with an interest in paediatric neuropsychology, to join our friendly, supportive and hardworking team within Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Two days of this post has permanent funding and one day is currently fixed term. There may well be scope to increase hours and the length of the contact. This role is ideal for those keen to develop experience, knowledge and skills relating to cognitive assessment and neuropsychology, as well as those wishing to continue to further develop therapeutic skills with a paediatric health population. With the skills developed in this role, you would become a strong candidate in future for CAMHS or other health psychology roles.

Current third year trainee clinical psychologists with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

The neuropsychology team at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children provides specialist psychological assessment and intervention for children with neurological conditions, including functional neurological disorders. This role will include a mixture of assessment and intervention for both in and outpatients. We make use of virtual clinics to make psychology accessible for our patients across the southwest as well as more traditional face-to-face working. This exciting role will include providing psychological interventions for children and young people with mental health needs in the context of neurological illnesses, as well as providing clinical psychology input for children and families under the care of the the neuro-oncology service. There is scope for flexible working, including some working from home.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The paediatric neuropsychology team includes three qualified neuropsychologists, Band 7 clinical psychologists, assistant psychologists and an undergraduate psychology placement student. We also regularly provide specialist placements for third year trainee clinical psychologists.

Paediatric neuropsychology sits within the wider Psychological Health Service, an award-winning department, recognised for a commitment to leadership and the development of trust wide psychological services. As a university teaching trust, research and quality improvement forms part of UHBW's mission to support excellence in delivery of patient care, alongside education and applied research of the highest quality. We are engaged in high profile national professional networks at a senior level across BPS, NHS and charitable sector organisations. We have strong links to local and regional universities providing access to support research and clinical training with honorary appointment up to professorial level.

Psychological Health Services take pride in their commitment to providing high quality and accessible CPD and access to skilled clinical and peer supervision. Examples of current CPD opportunities include monthly Trust wide departmental CPD meetings, journal clubs and an ACT supervision group.

As a large department, Psychological Health Services provides clinical psychology services to a wide range of specialist multidisciplinary teams. Although the current recruitment is for a specific post, we welcome applications and enquiries from those who are interested in wider opportunities within our portfolio. As a way to support individual development, growth of expertise and service priorities, successful applicants may benefit from opportunities to work into other clinical areas through discussion and planning with their line manager and head of service

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Postgraduate doctorate in clinical psychology (or equivalent if trained prior to 1996) recognised for registration by the HCPC as Practitioner Clinical Psychologist
  • Current registration with HCPC as required in QT1

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of clinical work with children and adolescents
  • Experience of presenting psychological formulations, assessments and interventions to multi-professional teams
  • Experience of formal teaching/training to health and other professionals


  • Experience of work within a health setting
  • Experience of working with individuals with neurological conditions, including functional neurological disorders and neuro-oncology diagnoses

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to assess the psychological needs of patients with a neurological condition and their families in a physical health setting. This will include the use of standardised, psychometric tests and assessments.
  • Able to generate systemic and individual formulations and interventions based on applying psychological theory to the complex information generated by the family, health and social care systems
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the psychological implications of health conditions for patients and families across the lifespan
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles of a clinical / counselling psychologist in relation to a patient/ their family/ the staff teams/ and the wider organisational systems around them
  • Advanced communication skills with the ability to provide and receive highly complex and sensitive information in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner and in highly emotive situations, including end of life care
  • Ability to communicate highly complex psychological information to staff in an accessible manner (written, verbal, electronic)
  • Able to record and provide information and data pertaining to clinical work, activity and outcomes (written, electronic)
  • Able to demonstrate successful use of strategies to prioritise and manage time when there are conflicting demands
  • Able to demonstrate examples of successful commitment to team working
  • Able to demonstrate a realistic awareness of the potential for work related stress and distress in this type of clinical work plus strategies to manage this
  • Able to travel to regional clinics (including Exeter), meetings and home visits as required

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street



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