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Clinical Psychologist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Part Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity to work with leaders in the world of facial pain and its management within the internationally renowned multidisciplinary Facial Pain Service within University College London NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an 8a clinical psychologist to join the multidisciplinary Facial Pain Team at The Eastman Dental Hospital, part of the University College London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside clinical psychology, physiotherapy and medical colleagues. The post involves some responsibility for overseeing and delivering cognitive behavioural persistent facial pain management programmes and psychological interventions for individuals with persistent facial pain (for example, temporomandibular disorder burning mouth syndrome trigeminal neuralgia). They will also work with people who have conditions of the oral muscosa (for example lichen planus). There will be opportunities to supervise clinical psychologists in training. The post holder will work with their line manager to monitor referrals, audit clinical outcomes and be involved in the development of the Facial Pain Psychology Service.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital
  • Eastman Dental Hospital
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job offers an excellent opportunity to develop clinical skills, service development skills appropriate to the grade, as well as those needed to work within a multidisciplinary team. Supervision is available from a senior clinical psychologist.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • BA Hons or BSc Hons in Clinical Psychology recognised by the BPS and HCPC
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, or equivalent
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council registration as Clinical Psychologist


  • Working towards further post graduate qualifications



  • Multi-professional healthcare team working
  • Working with people with physical health problems
  • Working with people with persistent pain
  • Working within a multi-cultural framework
  • Formal teaching and training to healthcare providers other than psychologists
  • Contribution to initiatives to improve patient experiences
  • Supervision of healthcare providers other than psychologists
  • Experience of addressing issues of demand and capacity in a clinical service


  • Working with people with persistent facial pain
  • Working in multidisciplinary group pain management programmes
  • Supervision of psychologists

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to use and understand excel spreadsheets
  • The ability to apply psychological approaches to medical populations


  • Experience of dictating clinical letters/reports

Management and Leadership


  • Ability to detect potential conflict and propose early resolutions
  • Ability to work within the framework of policies and procedures of a large organisation while also taking personal responsibility for services and innovation



  • Experience with communicating complex and/or sensitive information to patients with pain and to respond to them appropriately
  • Experience with communicating with and managing angry and frustrated patients
  • Experience with communicating confidently offering a psychological perspective to a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of the ability to initiate regular feedback from colleagues in relation to the post holders performance
  • Evidence of the ability to recognise the need for and seek appropriate advice
  • Proven ability to communicate using a variety of methods to a range of professionals
  • Evidence of presenting complex psychological issues to non-psychologists



  • Able to work under pressure to strict timescales
  • Highly organised and effective time management
  • Ability to respond to changing service needs with flexibility and innovation

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Eastman Dental Hospital

47-49 Huntley St



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