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Principal Practitioner Psychologist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Belmont, Herefordshire
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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We're looking for an experienced clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist to input into our innovative multiprofessional community brain injury rehab and stroke rehab services. Supported by an Assistant Psychologist, you would provide advice to patients, families and colleagues, assessment (including neuropsychological assessment where appropriate), and direct therapeutic input on an individual, couple or group basis. Supervision and teaching also form part of the remit.

The post is part of a small, cohesive Health Psychology service which works closely with a variety of multidisciplinary teams, with Trust senior management and local partner bodies (e.g. Mental Health Trust).

We would be open to discussions around flexible working/hours for this position.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the provision of a highly specialist clinical psychology service to adults with acquired brain injury and stroke providing highly specialist psychological assessments, therapeutic interventions, and clinical audit and research evaluations. Working autonomously within professional guidelines, in a range of settings

To contribute to multiprofessional service delivery to adults with acquired brain injury and stroke.

To provide indirect psychological interventions, through consultation and training to the Multi-disciplinary team and relevant multi-agency networks.

To use the highest quality of psychological evidence and clinical accountability to inform and enable best practice. To undertake the supervision and clinical evaluation of doctoral trainee clinical psychologists, as well as other psychologists within the team and the assistant psychologist.

To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking audit, research and development relevant to the service area, including the development of new projects to enhance service provision.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
  • Holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical supervision qualification, or evidence of training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development including in the field of neuropsychology


  • Post doctoral qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Specialist skills in psychological & neuropsychological assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation.
  • Highly developed and effective communication skills, both orally and in written format, including ability to communicate highly complex technical and highly personal and sensitive information and clinical judgements to a wide range of lay and professional people.
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to represent a psychological perspective in a multi-disciplinary team or interagency meeting
  • Knowledge of the theory and Practice of specialised psychological therapies used for working with patients with acquired brain injuries, stroke and other neurological impairment
  • Ability to create and deliver individually-tailored psychological interventions for the most complex presentations



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across a range of presenting problems that affect the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of working with people with acquired brain injury, stroke or other acquired cognitive impairments
  • Experience of relevant patient groups presenting high levels of complexity and difficulty. E.g. OCD, PTSD
  • Experience of working in a consultative role within a Multiprofessional Team
  • Experience of working with clients and staff from a range of ethnic communities and ability to provide a culturally sensitive and competent service

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Health Psychology Service

Vaughan Building, Ruckhall Lane

Belmont, Herefordshire


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