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Band 8b Anthony Nolan Practitioner Psychologist

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per Annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024
Anthony Nolan Practitioner Psychologist 1.0wte Band 8b - Stem Cell Transplant / Cancer Psychology Service

Are you a compassionate and committed psychologist who champions inclusivity and making healthcare more psychologically-informed? Would you like to join our service to help psychological care around stem cell transplantation? An opportunity has arisen for a Practitioner Psychologist to work into the Birmingham Centre for Cellular Therapy and Transplantation (BCCTT), based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital under University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust.

This exciting opportunity provides funding for 3 years initially. The post holder will be required to carry out a three-year evaluation of this post based on audits and data collection and present this to the Trust and Anthony Nolan, along with leading on the development of a business case for substantive funding of the post following the 3 years.

As the team is co-located with the Cancer Psychology Service at UHB, the new post holder will be in the desirable position of being fully embedded within the transplant MDT whilst still working alongside psychology colleagues and playing an active role in the wider department. Both teams are friendly and supportive.

To support your professional development, we offer In-house specialist training and you have access to a generous CPD funding budget from Anthony Nolan, along with the opportunity to access a number of their CPD events.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to demonstrate a highly developed understanding of the psychological impact of cancer and how pre-existing vulnerabilities may impact upon cancer, as well as being able to adapt your psychological interventions accordingly. The role has a particular emphasis on ward-based bed-side working and skills in being able to offer short-term psychological interventions are therefore particularly valued. You will have experience in working with patients with physical health conditions. You will be working closely with doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to provide high quality care, and you will need strong skills in consultation, supervision and teaching as part of our multidisciplinary teamwork.

This role will require face-to-face work, as well as skills in being able to deliver psychological assessment, interventions and teaching in a variety of formats, including via the telephone and video link.

Our mission is to provide excellent psychological care and support for patients and staff, which is compassionate, inclusive and committed.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling/Health Psychology. The completion of which includes the study of models of psychopathology, psychometric and neuropsychological assessment, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Registered as a Clinical/Counselling/Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council


  • Post-doctoral training in two or more highly specialist areas of psychological practice that are relevant in a Clinical Health Psychology setting.
  • Significant management and or leadership training.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience , knowledge, and skills in working with people with physical health conditions.
  • An understanding of the specific needs and difficulties of people with haematological cancers and stem cell transplant.
  • An understanding of Anthony Nolan as an organisation and its role with patients and families.
  • Substantial post qualification experience of working with a variety of client groups of working age with wide-ranging presenting problems that reflect the full spectrum of clinical complexity and severity.
  • Relevant post-qualification experience, and formal training in supervision, enabling the post holder to independently supervise clinical psychology trainees in accordance with relevant criteria adopted by local University Clinical/Counselling Psychology Training Course criteria
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.


  • Experience of working in a cancer/haematology service.
  • Experience of working in acute physical health settings.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care (particularly physical health settings).
  • Experience of adapting psychological therapy to physical health conditions and settings.
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of service development and quality improvement.



  • Skills in providing consultation and advice from a psychological perspective to members of other professional and non-professional groups.
  • In depth knowledge of clinical governance and clinical risk management.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development consistent with expected standards of the HCPC and the British Psychological Society and relevant subdivisions (Division of Clinical Psychology, Division of Counselling Psychology, etc.) and other relevant professional bodies.
  • Highly developed skills, commensurate with doctoral level training and/or post qualification training and experience, in the formulation of highly complex problems from a psychological perspective and in the implementation of highly specialist psychological therapies, interventions and management techniques that are appropriate for use with highly complex presenting problems. Able to deliver established/evidenced based psychological therapy to fidelity.


  • Experience of effective redesign and improvement methodologies.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2GW

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