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Clinical Psychologist

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
The Living with Pain & CFS Service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our experienced team providing assessmentand treatment of patients presenting with chronic pain or CFS,through a stepped care model.

The service consists of a small, friendly multidisciplinary team based primarily in Harrogate, which covers the Harrogate and Skipton localities. Patient input is provided on both an out-patient and remote working from home basis.

The post holder will benefit from supportive colleagues, including both an 8b and 8c Psychologist in the team, and close links and support with the wider HDFT Psychology Service.

This position will allow you to enjoy the benefits of close MDT working. There is the opportunity for regular supervision, group working and supporting service development.

It also offers an enormous variety of clinical experience which will enable you to use your professional psychological skills in a creative way.

Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for the provision and development of psychological care provided to the adult patients with a diagnosis of chronic pain or CFS within the service area.
  • Supervise and support psychological practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with the patients often at times of high levels of distress . Ability to communicate complex and difficult information is required.
  • Be expected to contribute to research, service development and clinical audit.
  • Liaise and work closely with members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and other external agencies.
  • To be involved in the supervision of student/junior clinicians.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide outstanding care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will suit an experienced doctoral level clinical psychologist, who enjoys direct individual clinical work, as well as providing support to teams and patients through indirect psychological practice. The Post holder would be expected to have post-qualification experience of MDT working and of working with adults who have long term physical health problems within a physical health setting

For further information on this position please see the job description and person specification attached.

For further information please contact Dr Hjordis Donoghue on

Person Specification



  • Post-graduated doctoral level training in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Current status as a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Trained in the supervision of Psychology Trainees
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Membership of the British Psychological Society
  • Additional post qualification training relevant to chronic pain/CFS services.



  • Working as a qualified clinical psychologist with a wide variety of clients that reflects the full range of clinical severity and problems, across a range of care settings and taking responsibility for patients' psychological care and treatment.
  • Clinical experience of psychological assessment and intervention with adults who have acute/and or long-term physical health problems.
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care.
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams in health care, social services or related field.
  • Teaching, training and clinical supervision.


  • Experience of research and service development
  • Experience and knowledge of Trauma Work

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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