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Clinical Psychologist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum, inclusive of HCAS, pro rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services - CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, & Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

Have you recently qualified (soon to qualify) Clinical Psychologist interested in working in physical health? Are you looking for a supportive, friendly team who put their clients at the heart of everything they do? Would you like to develop your neuropsychology skills alongside delivering psychological therapies to people & families affected by stroke & other neurological conditions?

With a significant investment in stroke services this enables us to offer new posts, complementing our existing neuropsychology team. Our Integrated Community Stroke Service (ICSS) service follows national blueprint for the future of stroke services, with multidisciplinary teams offering stroke rehabilitation at a range of intensities
  • Early Supported Discharge (ESD): high-intensity rehabilitation for up to 6 weeks following discharge from hospital for people with mild-moderate needs following a recent stroke.
  • Neurological Enhanced Transition Team (NETT): high-intensity rehabilitation for up to 6 weeks following discharge from hospital for people with moderate to severe needs following a recent stroke, new onset or recent change in a neurological condition.
  • Community Stroke Service: lower intensity, longer term rehabilitation and support to optimise health and psychological wellbeing over the longer term for people and families living with stroke

Main duties of the job

Clinical psychology is essential & valued part of these dedicated, knowledgeable multi-disciplinary teams. Direct clinical work includes assessment/rehabilitation/therapies with individuals/families/wider social networks, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches guided by client needs. There are opportunities to deliver group interventions drawing on motivational interviewing, acceptance-based & compassion-focused interventions to support adjustment and positive lifestyle changes post-stroke.

Consultation, training & guidance to the wider teams & networks around the person with stroke is an integral part of the role. No two days are the same!

Patients are seen in their own homes or community settings. All team members are fully agile working, enabling blended in-person & virtual sessions to be delivered as best meets client needs.

The postholder will be able to work flexibly from home or the office in a pattern negotiated according to their circumstances & service needs.

Our ethos is for every member of the team to grow as a clinician, a leader, and to be supported to maintain their wellbeing in both life & in work. Clinical supervision is provided by experienced, senior Clinical Psychologists/Clinical Neuropsychologists based on site in the ICSS. We meet regularly for journal clubs & complex case discussions, as well as with the wider CLCH Psychological Professions Network.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support and enhance the work of the multi-disciplinary team by providing a specialist psychological service to people with stroke and other neurological conditions who are looked after within the ICSS/NETT
  • Specifically, to enhance the psychological care of patients within the service by providing specialist psychological input (including assessment, formulation, individual and couples/family therapeutic interventions) as well as consultation, advice and supervision to other members of the team.
  • With support from the ICSS & NETT Coordinator, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Service Manager , to take on delegated clinical and operational leadership responsibilities appropriate to the role and service demands.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training, or equivalent, in Clinical Psychology as recognised by the HCPC, British Psychological Society and / or the Psychological Society of Ireland (eligible for statement of equivalence) and be eligible for Chartered Status
  • Current AHP with UK HCPC registration


  • Willingness to work towards additional qualifications in clinical neuropsychology



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Treatment of patients across the full range of care settings, including community, primary care, outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity, across the full range of care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience in audit and/or research methods


  • Pre or post-qualification supervised clinical experience with physical health and/or neurological patient groups
  • Experience in the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience contributing to, service development projects within a health or social care setting.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams

Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Knowledge of theoretical models and psychological interventions relevant to the needs of patients with stroke or other neurological conditions.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS.
  • Experience in delivery of psychological interventions via remote technologies
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology. Familiarity with use of databases and other statistical packages
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multimedia materials suitable for presentation within public, professional and academic settings
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour


  • Knowledge of theory and practice of specialised neuropsychological assessment and intervention in people with acquired and degenerative neurological condition
  • Experienced in oral presentations to a range of audiences, including working with people in groups
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health
  • Skills in providing consultation (formal or informal) to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by HCPC

Key Attributes


  • Ability to form good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Commitment to the strategic aims and values of CLCH


  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)
  • Consideration will be given to alternative traveling proposals in respect of applicants with a disability

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Harpenden Memorial Hospital



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