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Paediatric Practitioner Psychologist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc. HCA
Closing date
4 May 2024
In 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals became part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - a truly once-in a generation development. Together, we are taking steps towards our vision of creating a brand-new centre of excellence, which will be the global leader in the research into and treatment of heart and lung disease in patients from pre-birth to old age. We are developing some exciting plans and we want you to join us - so come and help shape healthcare for heart and lung patients world-wide.

We are looking to recruit Band 7 practitioner psychologist(s) to join a well-established Paediatric Psychology Team based at Royal Brompton Hospital and part of the Evelina London Women's and Children's Clinical Group.

The post holder(s) will provide both outpatient and inpatient (including intensive care) work with children, young people and their families. Previous experience of working in a paediatric/child setting is desirable. The post holder will be supervised by a Lead Practitioner Psychologist within the Paediatric Psychology Team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have an interest and be experienced in applying a range of psychological models in a flexible way, working directly with children, young people and their families. There will be indirect work via liaison and consultation with multidisciplinary teams and external agencies. The role will also include teaching and training MDT colleagues, research, and evaluation and development of the paediatric psychology service

About us

The post holder(s) will be joining a team of 5 other paediatric psychologists plus a full-time administrator. Trainee placements are provided for the North Thames training courses. There are regular meetings with colleagues within the wider network of paediatric psychologists locally and nationally. We have established links with the large team of paediatric clinical psychologists at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Undertaking CPD opportunities (e.g. attendance at national and international conferences) is actively encouraged with significant funding provided by the Trust.

As a flexible working friendly organization, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for our patients, our staff and for you. Please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we'll make it work for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide specialist expertise in the psychological care of children, young people and their families within the paediatric psychology service, on an outpatient and inpatient basis.
  • To provide specialist psychological assessment of patients referred to the service based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological assessments, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with patients, family members and others involved in the clients care.
  • To formulate and implement plans for the psychological treatment and/or management of service users presenting with a variety of complex problems based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and employing evidence-based interventions across a range of settings

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Doctorate level qualification in clinical psychology, counselling psychology or health psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS). This qualification affording eligibility for current or potential registration as 'practitioner psychologist' with Health Care Professional Council (HCPC)

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working psychologically with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems
  • Experience of teaching, training and service evaluation


  • Experience of working psychologically with Children and young people
  • Experience of working in health care setting

Skills/ Knowledge/ Ability


  • Well-developed IT skills including data entry and analysis of research data using Microsoft programmes and appropriate statistical packages such as SPSS.


  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Brompton Hospital

Sydney Street



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