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Clinical Psychologist

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 8a Clinical Psychologist to join undertake a split role, working in the Autism and Epilepsy services within our Child Health Division. As a member of a dedicated and supportive multi-disciplinary team, including Clinical Psychologists, Speech and language therapists, Paediatricians, and nurses you will have the support & supervision of colleagues from a variety of disciplines.

There is also an exciting opportunity to be involved in expanding and developing the post-diagnostic offer the service provides, with psychological intervention skills being a key part of this. Training and development would also be offered as identified.

The team has several options available for flexible and hybrid working, including regular homeworking with appropriate IT equipment and support.

For disabled applicants, suitable alternative arrangements may be agreed, if necessary.

Main duties of the job

You will be an active, autonomous member of a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist psychological services to children, adolescents, and families in North Derbyshire. Your role will include:

Provide highly specialist psychological assessments and formulations for children and young people with complex needs.

Participating in multi-disciplinary assessments for Autism assessments.

Recommending strategies and advice for children and families to support neurodevelopmental needs.

Neuropsychological assessment of children and young people with complex needs and intervention for children and families who accessing support from the Epilepsy service

About us

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a well performing Foundation Trust serving a population of around 441,000 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts. With a workforce of around 3,800 staff and good financial control, currently operating with a positive financial surplus and was recently rated Good by the CQC .

We are committed to working with our partners in health and social care to deliver long term financial sustainability and resilience in our performance to ensure we provide high quality services and excellent patient care.

We shall be happy to agree a relocation package for the successful candidate.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are along with the criteria that are required.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of appropriate clinical models and approaches relevant to working with young people with Autism
  • Experience of carrying out service evaluations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Skills in working with emotional and behavioural problems with children and families
  • Knowledge of relevant NICE guidelines



  • Ability to tolerate and manage highly distressing emotional issues
  • Ability to manage and work with organisational stress and to effectively manage the stress of others
  • Ability to engage in sustained mental effort involving tasks demanding intense concentration

Trust Values


  • Proud to CARE



  • oGraduate degree in Psychology ,Doctoral Qualification in Clinical Psychology


  • Additional training post doctorate
  • Training in a specific therapeutic approach



  • Experience and knowledge of working with young people with mental health problems
  • To have worked therapeutically with young people and families
  • Writing concise psychological reports.


  • Experience of service evaluations or research in the field of CAMHS
  • Experience of working with other professionals as part of an assessment team

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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