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Clinical Psychologist Paediatric Neurology

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro-rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 0.8 FTE Band 8a clinical psychology position in Paediatric Neurology. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic clinical Psychologist or final year Trainee Clinical Psychologist who is interested in expanding their experience in working with children with neurological conditions, and with previous experience of and/or a strong interest in the assessment and provision of therapeutic interventions to children with neurological conditions.

The postholder will join the Children's Neurology Service at the Nottingham Children's Hospital (QMC). Children and young people experiencing neurological conditions can experience a range of psychological difficulties..

We would welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists, or 3rd Year Trainees due to qualify in 2024.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will involve working closely with the multidisciplinary Children's Neurology Team. You will work with children and young people through consultation to staff, direct work and by attending multidisciplinary clinics. Your base will predominantly be at the Children's Hospital QMC campus. You will be part of a welcoming and growing Clinical Psychology Department which incorporates specialisms in Paediatric Psychology, Adult Medical Psychology and Child and Adult Neuropsychology.

The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and therapeutic intervention to children with neurological conditions, including epilepsy, neuromuscular and other neurological conditions.

It is essential that the post-holder has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and to be HCPC registered by the time of commencing in post.

About us

There are opportunities for continued professional development and clinical supervision is well provided for within the paediatric medical and neuropsychology clinical psychology team. We regularly have trainees from the DClinPsy courses around the region, so there would be opportunities to supervise trainees. You will also be involved in providing consultation, training and supervision as required to others within and outside of the multidisciplinary team. The department has a commitment to clinical research. Strong support is available to participate in research or to develop your clinical research interests.

Interested applicants are warmly encouraged to contact us for further information and informal discussion.

For further information about the Trust visit our Website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Person Specification

Communication and relationship skills


  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation & supervision to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Commitment to support the Trust's Value


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies or assessment methodologies
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative methods.


  • Well-developed knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies for children with chronic physical health conditions
  • Experience using qualitative research methods
  • Knowledge of complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology

Planning and organisation skills


  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to distressing situations
  • Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings


  • Experience and/or training in the supervision of other psychologists.

Physical Skills and Other


  • Up to date immunisations are required (including TB, HepB)
  • Ability to move between a number of locations within the hospital in a working day, and travel to specific locations within the Region
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy test materials


  • Ability to work flexible hours to suit the service and its clients

Commitment to Trust Values & Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's behavioural standards

Training & Qualifications


  • Postgraduate doctoral level (or equivalent) training in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • HCPC registration
  • Experience in paediatric psychology


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Paediatric psychology training courses
  • Neuropsychology experience



  • Working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist or final year Trainee Clinical Psychologist due to qualify in 2024
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of working with children


  • Experience of assessing and treating patients with neurological conditoins
  • Experience conducting clinical research
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience of undertaking detailed cognitive assessments

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



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