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Principal Clinical Psychologist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join our well-established interdisciplinary chronic pain and fatigue management service.

You will be responsible for providing assessment and psychological interventions, clinical supervision, training and audit/evaluation. Good communication and team working skills are essential, but you do not have to have had prior experience with the client group.

The service is delivered from sites in Aylesbury and Amersham and include time within the related speciality of rheumatology. The post is team leader for our South team, based at Amersham Hospital.

There are opportunities for service development, service evaluation/research and teaching/training. The service has excellent links with the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research. You will receive clinical supervision and can access a wide range of CPD activities and a strong network of Psychologists working in the Trust.

Main duties of the job

To work with patients and their significant others, the MDT and staff across BHT and be part of the wider Psychology Service.

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality highly specialist clinical psychology service to persons with chronic pain and fatigue and rheumatological conditions across all sectors of care, within the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Management Service and Rheumatology Department.

To supervise and support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by assistant psychologists, doctoral trainee clinical psychologists and other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based care and treatment.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Management Service.

To utilise research skills, as a major requirement of the job, for audit, policy and service development and research. To propose and implement policy changes which may impact on other professionals within the area served by the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Management Service.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, youll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

Were committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical/ counselling psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 and those who trained abroad) as accredited by the BPS, or with a statement of equivalence from the BPS



  • Supervised experience of working with a wide variety of client groups across the lifespan and presenting with a wide range of clinical severity across a wide range of care settings, including outpatient, inpatient, community and residential care settings.



  • Skills in assessing people with complex psychological, health and social difficulties.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Amersham Hospital

Whielden Street



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