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Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Cancer Clinical Psychologist 8a Dudley Physical Health Psychology


BAND 8a (7 - 8A preceptorship applicants welcomed)

0.69 WTE (26 hours)

We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to develop your career within our friendly and dynamic Physical Health Psychology Service. The Physical Health Psychology Service is a team of psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors who aim to assist people in adapting to and developing creative solutions for living with physical health problems. The Black Country Healthcare Physical Health Psychology Service currently operates across 3 geographical areas (Dudley, Wolverhampton and Sandwell and West Birmingham) with a number of contracts in each area. Due to service developments and staff promotions a number of vacancies are available and we would welcome conversations with those who would like to consider a single vacancy or combination of roles.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from experienced clinicians as well as newly qualified (or soon to be qualified) psychologists. The successful applicant will be banded according to their experience and offered an individualised and structured programme of professional development within the role as part of a preceptorship if necessary. Experience of working in a physical health setting is desirable, but we are also keen to hear from applicants who have been working in other specialties, who feel they have transferable skills. The most important qualities are good communication skills, working co-operatively and thinking creatively.

The post holders will benefit from joining a supportive and enthusiastic team of practitioner psychologists and other psychological professionals who utilise a varied range of therapeutic approaches. There are opportunities to engage in CPD and supervision across a range of models, including EMDR, psychodynamic, attachment, humanistic and 3rd wave approaches. In each role you will be working alongside a Principal Psychologist and other applied psychologists and psychological professionals, with support from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. A robust leadership and supervision structure is in place, alongside operational management.

Please see Job Description and Person Spec for full details

About us


The specialist palliative care psychology service works with the award winning community and hospital specialist palliative care teams, both of which have achieved the Gold Standards Framework (GSF), the highest national standard for end of life care. The role will offer opportunities to provide complex assessments and formulations, psychological therapy for patients and their loved ones, and to work jointly with other health care professionals. The palliative care MDTs are highly psychologically skilled and greatly value the input of the palliative care psychology team via attendance at regular MDTs, as well as the through the provision of regular clinical supervision, consultancy and staff training. There will be ample opportunity to support the Principal Psychologist and work with other psychological therapists in the continuing development and improvement of the service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources, which may include neuropsychological testing.

Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.

Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.

Formulates plans for highly specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients and/or their carers.

Please see Job Description and Person Spec for full details

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications 7


  • oPost-graduate doctoral level training in Applied Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • oHCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development

Experience 7


  • oWorking within a Physical Health Setting
  • oMulti-disciplinary team working

Knowledge 7


  • oEvidence- based practice relevant to the role
  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to the client group (define if required) and mental health.

Experience 8a


  • oWorking as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across a range of care settings.
  • oExercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care as a care coordinator within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
  • oTeaching, training, consultancy and clinical supervision and field supervisor for doctoral theses.
  • oResearch and development

Knowledge 8a


  • oEvidence-based practice relevant to the role
  • oRisk assessment and risk management

Skills/ Personal Qualities 8a


  • oProvide effective teaching, training, consultancy and clinical supervision for the multidisciplinary team
  • oWork effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordination/lead practitioner responsibilities

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Street Health Centre

Cross Street, Dudley



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