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Band 8a Clinical Psychologists - Neonatal and Paediatrics

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
UHB NHSFT is seeking enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Psychologists to join our newly established Paediatric Psychology Department. You will join a small and growing department of clinical psychologists, who are establishing a values led ethos, with care of staff as a priority. In addition to being part of this team, the successful candidate is expected to become an integrated member of the relevant multidisciplinary teams. Posts are available in the following areas - Neonatal, Diabetes, HIV and/or Cystic Fibrosis dependent on skills, experience and preference.

Main duties of the job

The roles involve providing specialist psychological assessments and interventions for children and young people with physical health conditions, and their families, primarily attending Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, but occasionally also at Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals. This will also include delivering consultation, supervision and bespoke training to paediatric colleagues, and the post holder will also be expected to provide supervision for assistant psychologists, trainees and/or equivalent more junior staff.

The post holder will be supported to develop as a clinician through supervision from more senior psychologists, training and CPD (for which there is an allocated budget). Job satisfaction, manageable working conditions and a good work life balance are priorities for all psychologists employed in our service

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • To have a British Psychological Society and HCPC approved Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council as Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Post Doctorate qualification(s) or training in conducting specialist assessments and/or specialist intervention/therapies.



  • Knowledge and experience of specialist psychological assessment and delivering evidence based interventions for a range of child and adolescent mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of assessing and managing risky clients, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing situations, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts and working in a multicultural framework.
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and young people and child protection and safeguarding.
  • Experience of working as a specialist clinical psychologist for a minimum of two years or WTE.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS/HCPC.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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