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Clinical Psychologist/ Psychological Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist/Practitioner Psychologist / Psychological Therapist Band 7 to join the Paediatric Psychosocial Service (PPS), part of Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust (MFT) CAMHS which sits within the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

This post involves working 5 sessions with the Manchester Cleft Lip and Palate Service and 4 sessions with the RMCH Pain service. It involves participation in two specialist clinical psychology services to children and adults referred by medical teams, regional CAMHS and hospital Paediatric services.

Responsibilities include psychological assessment and intervention with children and families, working with adult patients, group work, staff training, consultation and support and provision of psychological advice as part of the multidisciplinary team, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the departmental policies and practices.

The post provides a clinical service to patients across the lifespan in the Cleft Lip and Palate service and to the two Pain Services at RMCH led by Rheumatology and Anesthetic Services.

This is a brilliant opportunity for dedicated mental healthcare professionals to promote and improve the mental health and well-being of children and young people with physical health conditions and those who care for them.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will have responsibility to provide a specialist therapeutic service to children referred by the pain and cleft teams including psychological assessment and intervention with children and families, group work, staff training, consultation and support and provision of psychological advice as part of the multidisciplinary team, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the departmental policies and practices.

The post-holder will work into other areas of the medical synergy within the Paediatric Psychosocial Service when required. This involves a flexible approach to working, to ensure psychological aspects can be addressed and supported within a time pressured medical environment.

In addition to case work with paediatric referrals the post includes duties in multi-agency liaison and training of other professionals staff support utilising research skills in service evaluation and audit supervising and supporting the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other clinical members of the specialist paediatric teams who provide psychologically based care and treatment as appropriate.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Sufficient and demonstrated experience
  • qualifications
  • skills and personal atributes

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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