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Practitioner Psychologist - Neuropsychology

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Looking for a supported role to develop your neuropsychology skills? We are looking for a newly qualified or experienced Band 7 Clinical or Practitioner Psychologist with an interest in neuropsychology to join our innovative Neurorehabilitation Service. The service includes a 6-bed 2b Inpatient Unit at the Pulross Centre in Brixton community neurorehabilitation and condition management for a range of conditions with team bases in Southwark and Lambeth. We offer intensive, inter-disciplinary rehab and condition management.

We support clients with needs including acquired brain injury, long term neurological conditions and functional neurological conditions, with neuropsychology as an embedded MDT service. We incorporate self-management approach and pre-vocational work within the team. We are developing services for people living with long term neurological conditions and you would be an integral part of this.

You will join a supportive neuropsychology team, with an 8c Consultant, 8a Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist and Trainees. You will provide clinical sessions across inpatient and community streams and for new developments as required, and supervision for Trainees & Assistants.

With professional links to the Guy's and St Thomas's (GSTT) Clinical Health Psychology Department and Kings College Hospital, the post provides excellent opportunities for on-going professional development & networking opportunities across South East London.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate:
  • experience of using neuropsychological assessment and formulation
  • experience of and enthusiasm for multidisciplinary team working
  • knowledge of neurological conditions and healthcare settings
  • strong collaborative working skills, alongside a positive and flexible approach

About us

We can offer you:
  • A rewarding opportunity to build upon your prior experience and enhance your skills as a Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist within a rehabilitation setting
  • Study time to support further training aspirations such as Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Supervision from a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and close support from your line manager within the Neurorehabilitation Team
  • A working environment where our patients come first and our members of our team feel listened to, valued and appreciated
  • A strong team ethos of personal and professional development and we value sharing our knowledge and learning from each other
  • Peer supervision opportunities within the team and wider GSTT Psychology Service

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Role: To provide a qualified clinical and neuropsychology service as part of the inpatient and community Neuro Rehabilitation Service

Please see Job Description for full list of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • Doctorate level qualification in clinical psychology, counselling psychology or health psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS)
  • HCPC Registration as Practitioner Psychologist


  • Additional related Health or Neuropsychology qualification or training

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working with a client group of adults presenting with acquired neurological difficulties
  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment of people with physical health problems
  • Experience of undertaking and interpreting neuropsychological assessments and writing reports based on the results
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams


  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment, working within an interdisciplinary care plan
  • Experience of specialist neuro-psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings
  • Experience of working within a neurorehabilitation setting
  • Experience of working within a physical health context within the full range of acute and community contexts



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological, neuropsychological and behavioural assessment, formulation and intervention, requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Skills in selection and administration of neuropsychometric tests
  • A strong ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS


  • Knowledge and skills in interpreting and writing neuropsychometric assessment reports
  • Knowledge and skills in using neuropsychometric assessment with people from a variety of cultural and demographic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the use of specialised psychological therapies for chronic health and/ or neurological conditions
  • Knowledge of MCA assessment or risk management in relation to the client group

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Pulross Rehabilitation Centre

47A Pulross Rd



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