Band 8a Clinical Psychologist.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
9 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Full Time
Clinical psychologist holding appropriate postgraduate level professional qualifications, provides a highly specialist, psychology service that is cost-effective, culturally appropriate and based on best clinical and professional practice and that meets Trust and Directorate objectives, national strategic, and policy guidelines, commissioner requirements and user and carer needs and expectations. To thereby help understand, prevent and ameliorate psychological distress and disorder and improve the mental health and wellbeing of people with post covid syndrome service users and their families.

Main duties of the job

Liaises with medics and professionals allied to members of MDT, qualified psychologists and assistant practitioners within the Directorate and across the Trust, members of other disciplines and professions responsible for the provision and evaluation of clinical care, research workers, first line operational managers and clinical team leaders, referral agencies, affiliated organisations, academic/educational and research departments, service users carers and others as relevant to this post.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree
  • Clinical Psychology Post Graduate Doctorate Qualification
  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible for Chartered status with the BPS



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Post--doctoral training and recorded CPD experience and /or further qualifications in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Experience of working over many years (several episodes of care) with patients and families presenting with high levels of complexity and difficulty, including mental health needs associated with, chronic health difficulties, communication and relationship difficulties and emotional difficulties
  • Experience of delivering potentially distressing information to parents/carers /families

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Chest Clinic

151 Great Charles Street, Queensway


West Midlands

B3 3HX

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