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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health, CBT therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 7 cognitive behavioural therapist to join our team of existing cognitive behavioural therapist, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and consultants in the Pulvertaft Hand Unit.

The Pulvertaft Hand Unit is a busy fast paced department treating patients with both elective and traumatic conditions, sometimes who have experienced life changing injuries. You will need to have a keen interest in working specifically with trauma and chronic long term health conditions.

The MDT consists of Therapists, Nurses and Doctors who work alongside the CBT therapists to ensure that patients get the best outcome possible.

You will have clinical supervision and peer support from your CBT colleague and will have annual appraisals with the Hand Therapy Team Leader.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry responsibility for their own caseload, assessing and treating patients where it has been identified that CBT may help to support their progress.

You will work closely with all members of the MDT to provide a holistic, patient centred approach to care. Treatments will be via telephone or video, in a group setting or as a one to one.

Additionally, there will be a requirement to provide training and clinical supervision for the MDT, and for the post holder to have access to their own regular clinical supervision. You will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of the service.

The team have a commitment to both research and education and so part of the role is to help deliver both inhouse and external teaching sessions.

There is a need for more literature into the benefits of CBT in acute care, the department are fortunate to have a dedicated research team as part of the team to help facilitate quantifying the benefit and impact that CBT has so you would have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research and creation of papers and posters to present at conferences.

Closing date of applications: 21st September 2023

Interview date: 5th October 2023

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants must hold a post graduate diploma or MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and be an accredited BABCP therapist or seeking accreditation within the next 12 months.

Please see the Job Description and Person Spec for full details.

Person Specification



  • Post grad diploma or MSc in CBT.



  • Evidence of ability to motivate, using highly developed negotiating skills



  • clinical experience in delivering psychological therapies working as part of MDT
  • Specialist knowledge of working with trauma and long term conditions acquired through experience

skills and ability


  • Has broad range of specialist skills required to assess and treat clients with hand conditions and trauma, in group or individual settings.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxter Road


DE22 3NE

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