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Paediatric Clinical Psychologist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for the post of Clinical Psychologist within the tertiary Paediatrics Retinoblastoma Service and Paediatric Liaison Team, based at the Royal London Children's Hospital, Whitechapel. The Paediatric Retinoblastoma Service is a national service and the post will involve 2 days working with this service and 3 days within a wider Paediatric Liaison Team at the Royal London Children's Hospital consisting of paediatric clinical psychologists, mental health nurse and psychiatry.

The appointment is at a band 7 and suitable for recently qualified Clinical Psychologists or clinical psychologists currently working at Band 7 and seeking to work in paediatrics.

The successful candidate will provide specialist psychological intervention to children who have eye cancers and their families as well as offering specialist advice and consultation on the children and young peoples' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and contributing to psychologically informed care as part of the MDT. The post will also include working across other paediatric specialities and general paediatrics to deliver psychological care to children and young people with acute and chronic physical health conditions as both inpatient and outpatient.

Main duties of the job

The job role will be split between offering clinical psychology input for two days a week to the retinoblastoma team and three days a week working with the paediatric liaison team.

The retinoblastoma team is one of two national teams who offer diagnosis and treatment of children with rare eye cancer. The team is made up surgeons, clinical nurse specialists, play specialist, support worker, opthamologist and psychologist. The majority of children seen are under the age of five years so a significant proportion of work is parent support.

The Paediatric Liaison Team is a specialist team that provides a psychological health service to Children's services at Barts Health NHS Trust. The paediatric service at the Royal London Hospital is a regional service with over 100 in-patient beds and 10 specialist medical teams.The paediatric liaison team offering specialised assessment, formulations and interventions to young people with acute and chronic health conditions both as inpatient and outpatient. They also offer advice and consultation to medical teams within the children's hospital. The role will also utilise their research skills to contribute to service audit and development when needed.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of clinical psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology, as accredited by the BPS.


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Further training in paediatric psychology



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience in a paediatric psychology setting.



  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS.


  • Knowledge of several medical conditions and the impact of their treatment on quality of life

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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