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Clinical Psychologist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Welcome to CNRS - Come and Join Us !

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service multidisciplinary team based in Amersham and Aylesbury. Working together to enable clients and their families to live a meaningful life alongside their neurological conditions (MS, Parkinson's, Stroke, MND, Brain Tumours and FND), our rehabilitation approach facilitates self-management skills to enable clients to achieve their value led goals.

You will have the opportunity to work within the therapeutic models of ACT, CFT, and some CBT both in individual and group formats. Cognitive assessment will involve adapting rehabilitation around clients' cognitive needs, and contributing to return to work discussions. There is considerable scope for joint working with other members of the team to enable the most effective rehabilitation programme for each client.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest and experience in neuropsychological rehabilitation to join our friendly and supportive MDT.

Reflections from a previous Band 7:

CNRS is one of the nicest and supportive teams I have ever worked with. The variety of opportunities through this service and the breadth of the work has enabled me to learn and grow so much as a practitioner. The MDT works really well together and there is scope for joint working across the team. I could not have asked for a better post at the start of my career.

Main duties of the job

Your main role will be to work alongside the Lead Clinical Psychologist to provide specialist clinical psychological and neuropsychological assessment, formulation and intervention of clients with a neurological condition and integrate this within the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service (CNRS) to ensure holistic assessment & co-ordinated, value driven, goal oriented rehabilitation.

Working collaboratively within the MDT, through consultation, joint working and by attending weekly team meetings to provide a psychological understanding and formulation to promote and re-establish psychological well-being of clients.

You will receive professional support and supervision from the Lead Clinical Psychologist and we strongly support professional development and growth.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! - BHT - A great place to work (

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
  • A keen supporter of the Armed Forces Community who know the value of employing a service leaver/veteran and their families.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our care values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Education Qualifications and Training


  • Post graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or equivalent as accredited by BPS)


  • Willingness of working towards post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology (or equivalent training)



  • Experience of working with a variety of client groups across the life span and clinical setting (outpatient, inpatient and community)
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of working within a MDT


  • Completion of clinical placement relevant to neuropsychological rehabilitation

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological and neuropsychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Highly effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non professional groups
  • Ability to identify and employ as appropriate clinical governance mechanisms to support clinical practice
  • Enthusiasm for the application of psychological models in a neurorehabilitation setting


  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to distressing situations
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations

Special Circumstances


  • Ability to travel between sites



  • Communicates openly, honestly, professionally and builds strong working relationships
  • Drives Service improvements & has strong self awareness with a desire to grow
  • Treat all with compassion and kindness
  • Consults others and listens to their opinions

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Amersham Hospital (main base)/Rayners Hedge Aylesbury

Whielden Street



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