Applied Psychologist in Health

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
£47,126 to £53,219 pa, Based on full hours
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Applied Psychologist to work within a growing Clinical Health Psychology team within Southern Health Foundation Trust.

The team works into University Hospital of Southampton NHS Trust (UHS) and provides a psychological service for patients and medical teams. It also works with UHS to enable psychologically informed care and to embed psychological principles to support staff.

The team are very welcoming and supportive and can accommodate flexible working. Currently there is a combination of home and hospital working due to COVID. Personal wellbeing is valued within the team. All posts connect to different medical teams and psychology is very valued within UHS.

The main focus of the post will be work with young people age 16-25 years and their families during and after treatment for cancer within the context of multi-disciplinary teamwork (0.6wte). The post holder will see individual patients and families but also offer specialist advice and support to other professionals, and contribute to patient care initiatives in this rapidly-developing regional teenage and young adult cancer service.

For one day a week, the postholder will work into the Wessex Facial Nerve Service. Which is dedicated to the treatment offacial nerve disorders and injuries. As the psychologist connected to this team, you will offer outpatient therapy for people around issues including adjustment to living with symptoms of facial palsy, managing visible difference, change in identity and preparation for medical and surgical issues.

Applications are welcome from newly qualified psychologists for a preceptorship role at Band 7.

The postholder will be encouraged to link to local and national clinical health psychologists to develop links and best practice.

This post will work alongside and be supported by a dynamic team of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists. Overall leadership is by the Lead Consultant Psychologist for Health Psychology, but the posts will be managed by Senior psychologists within the service. The department has close links with Adult and Older Adult Liaison Psychiatry, Neuro-Psychology and Child Health Psychology in UHS.

Within the department there is a keen interest in developing and sharing knowledge. We have active interests in Systemic, Acceptance and Commitment, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and EMDR therapeutic approaches and support these through interest groups/ networks. However, the team also values different approaches and aims to support people developing skills that enable them to work within their specialist areas. Funded training opportunities are available to all team Psychologists; recently these have included EMDR, ACT and CAT.

We have close links with Southampton University where there is an established Clinical Psychology training course. There are also specialist courses in Health Psychology and a research group focusing on the applications of Health Psychology.

If you would like to find out more information this post, please contact Dr Ana Ambrose (Clinical Psychologist) or Dr Alison Pearce (Lead Consultant) by email

We would encourage people to contact the team to find out more about the post and the clinical area. We would be very happy to answer any of your questions so that you can decide whether you would like to apply for the post as we have generic job descriptions to assist movement within our team.

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