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Practitioner Psychologist, ARCARE

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Interested in engaging with adults in Tower Hamlets who are living with long term lung disease??

We are seeking a practitioner psychologist with a strong interest in clinical health psychology, to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team in engaging with those people who may be most difficult to reach. The post involves working with individual patients in their homes and other community settings, supporting the well-established pulmonary rehabilitation programme and supporting the team in audit and service evaluation

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Main duties of the job

You will be made very welcome and will join two complementary networks of colleagues multi-disciplinary respiratory clinical colleagues and clinical health psychology colleagues.

Clinical Health Psychology is a professional network for psychologists who are embedded in many of the diverse physical health pathways across Barts Health NHS Trust, enabling the benefit of participation in sound professional support and supervision, to complement autonomous MDT working. Respiratory services across the Trust are established, growing and value a psychological approach.

Excellent communication skills, a strong commitment to multi-disciplinary team working, experience of working in physical health settings, plus the ability to work in a culturally diverse environment, are important requirements for this post.

This is a part time post at 22.5 hrs and flexible work arrangements are possible. There are opportunities within the Barts Health psychology service may be available to combine with this post,if you are seeking a full-time role. Please don't hesitate to contact Anna Meadow, Consultant Clinical Psychologist via email if you would like to discuss options.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment..

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be a member of the Adult Respiratory Care and Rehabilitation Team (ARCARE), providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment and intervention for patients who have a chronic lung disease. To take the developmental lead, and be accountable for the direct provision of an autonomous and systematic specialist clinical psychology service. This will include providing specialised assessments and a range of psychological interventions across the pathways psycho-educational input on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) programme and support to individuals, couples, carers and families as appropriate.
  • To provide specialised advice, support, teaching, and consultation to the physiotherapy, nursing and rehabilitation support staff in ARCARE, and to work collaboratively with them, enhancing their knowledge and skills in the psychological aspects of working with patients with long-term respiratory conditions. To offer consultation, training to patients, carers and other professional groups working in primary care, acute and community settings.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, holding responsibility for a defined area and/or caseload within ARCARE. This may include the supervision of trainee psychologists or other students in a related field of study.
  • To be involved in formal and informal training such as clinical review sessions, peer review and in-service training.
  • To undertake evidence-based audit and/or research projects to further own and teams clinical practice.
  • To present findings to ARCARE and Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) colleagues and actively participate in implementing changes in service delivery

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of sufficient and ranging cumulative experience which has allowed competence to meet grading criteria. This may be considered as equivalent to the experience that would not be acquired without a minimum of 2 years of post-qualification full-time employment
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment and evaluation of this, with medical populations.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams in physical health care settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision of pre and post qualified psychologists.
  • Experience in the application of psychological approaches for people from different social and cultural groups.
  • Experience in group work.
  • Relevant specialist training or qualifications.


  • Clinical supervision training for Doctoral trainees
  • Experience of working with individuals who may be considered most difficult to engage in their own healthcare
  • Experience of working with patients with chronic lung disease.



  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Knowledge of legislation and social policies relevant to clinical health psychology.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC and British Psychological Society



  • Up to date knowledge of NHS organisational challenges and developments
  • Knowledge of organisational funding flows and the complexities of reporting in a complex organisation



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the British Psychological Society, or British Psychological Society Statement of Equivalence.
  • Registration with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Completion of further post-qualification specialist relevant training, including training in supervision of trainee clinical psychologists.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills suitable for a range of audiences, including chairing of meetings.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End Hospital


E1 4DG

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