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Clinical Psychologist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Tyneside
£43,742 to £57,349 pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint two enthusiastic Band 7 clinical psychologists to work within Mental Health Services for Older People at North Tyneside General Hospital.

The post-holder would work alongside a supportive and cohesive multidisciplinary teams including nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. The post would include working with older adults with functional and organic presentations an include therapy and neuropsychological assessment. The post will include opportunities for development under supervision of more senior psychologists.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder would be part of the clinical psychology provision within MHSOP in North Tyneside. They would be part of an expanding MHSOP psychology service and work closely with other professionals. They would provide psychological / neuropsychological assessment, formulation and therapy for older people with mental health difficulties. The post holder would also be expected to provide advice to colleagues and carers, on psychological aspects of assessment, formulation, care and treatment.

The two new B7 posts would be split between inpatient and community parts of the service, allowing broad development opportunities within MHSOP. The post holder will work as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing high quality individualised care.

Where appropriate the post-holder will provide clinical supervision to less experienced staff, in accordance with service needs.

The post-holder will utilise research skills for clinical audit, and to inform service development.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide high quality, effective applied psychology services to the Health Psychology services.
  • To provide effective psychological assessment and interventions to the patients of the service.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for clinical governance of own work according to trust policies.
  • To undertake R& D activities for audit, policy and service development in conjunction with service leads.
  • Supervises and supports the clinical activities of assistants and trainees in CHP.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • Degree in psychology or related mental health field.
  • Doctorate in clinical psychology
  • Eligibility for HCPC registration


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or consultation.
  • Experience of supervision of healthcare staff.
  • Experience of working with patients in a physical healthcare setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside Hospital

Rake Lane

North Tyneside

NE29 8NH

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