Clinical Psychologist

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Psychologist Band 7We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled clinical psychologist to join our team.

We would consider newly qualified psychologists for this post.

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Band 7 post at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The postholder will work mainly within the metabolic multidisciplinary teams and provide specialist psychological assessment and intervention to children and their families under these medical specialties. The post is managed within the wider Long Term Health team which also covers cancer, cardiology, critical and palliative care, and there will be opportunities to broaden clinical experience by participating in work with patients in these other specialties as well, particularly within cancer. The successful candidate will join a supportive team of psychologists whilst also being able to access the learning and opportunities that come with being part of a large psychology service at a leading children's hospital.

Interested applicants are strongly advised to call Dr Hannah Duncan or Natasha Prescott on 020 7405 9200 ext 5166.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will ensure the systematic provision of a high quality clinical psychology service to patients and families within the metabolic service. This will include evidence-based psychological and developmental assessment, recommendations to inform decision-making in relation to diagnosis and intervention, provision of therapeutic interventions both directly and indirectly, and extensive consultation to professional colleagues and other agencies involved in the child's care. The work will take place in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings, including the metabolic and critical care wards.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

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.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Always Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Good honours degree in Psychology.
  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS/HCPC, including clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council as Practitioner Psychologist.


  • Post-doctoral training and recorded CPD experience and /or further qualifications in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts and of working in a multicultural framework
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and young people and child protection.
  • Experience in delivering evidence based interventions for a range of child and adolescent mental health problems


  • Experience of teaching or training.
  • Experience and expertise in working with children who have life limiting and life threatening conditions, including experience of bereavement work
  • Experience of presenting psychology to multidisciplinary audiences at conferences or other educational settings.
  • Experience of providing psychological input in a medical setting



  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their carers, and other professionals.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to distressing situations and challenging behaviours.
  • Evidence of skilled and productive multidisciplinary team working
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, including verbal abuse.
  • Ability to administer, score and interpret a range of cognitive assessment tools

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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