Clinical Psychologist in Intestinal Failure

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Psychologist - Intestinal Failure

Band 8b - Full-time (part-time available)

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an experienced individual to help develop a new Intestinal Failure Psychology Service at UHCW NHS Trust. This is a newly created substantive post and we are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic and compassionate person to join a multidisciplinary team of skilled and highly motivated staff who provide high quality care to patients with intestinal failure.

*Please be advised that interviews for this position will be held 30th November 2023*

Main duties of the job

The postholder will lead on delivering a psychologically informed service for patients with intestinal failure and lead on teaching, consultation and supervision of staff in their psychological practice with this patient group and their families.

You will have the opportunity to further develop your leadership and service development skills and scope the psychological provision in wider gastro services at UHCW. The post also offers opportunities for research and continuing professional development. We have close links with local Doctoral training courses which offer teaching and supervising opportunities.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To take full clinical responsibility for the provision of high quality psychological services to individuals referred to the Intestinal Failure service. This will predominantly be in an outpatient setting but will also include inpatient settings
  • The post holder will be expected to have advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in order to deliver highly specialist psychological assessments of patients, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex psychological and physical health information collected from a variety of sources including psychometric tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the care
  • To formulate, make decisions and implement highly specialist plans for the psychological treatment and/or management of a patients mental health/physical health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the patients difficulties, and employing evidence-based, effective interventions
  • To be responsible for devising and implementing a range of highly specialist psychological interventions for individuals, families and groups with the service, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses
  • To make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical culture and developmental and physical health processes that have shaped the individual or system
  • To exercise full professional responsibility and support other neuropsychology staff in the assessment, treatment and discharge of patients whose problems are managed by psychological care plans, ensuring appropriate assessment, formulation, interventions and communication with the multidisciplinary team and others involved with the patients care
  • To provide highly specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals and agencies outside the Trust when necessary, contributing directly to the patients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plan
  • To ensure that all members of the multidisciplinary team have access to a psychologically based framework for understanding the issues for the patients under our care, through the provision of advice and consultation and the dissemination of psychological research and theory. This may include the provision of clinical supervision and reflective practice as appropriate.

  • For further details please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust



    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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