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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to join a friendly, compassionate and ambitious team, committed to improving the lives of children and young people and their families with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Derbyshire and Derby City? Our teams aim is to build a brighter future for the young people we work with.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a forward thinking creative team who are passionate about their work and supporting one another . We would love to hear from individuals who may be newly qualified or have experience and share our passion and values and desire to continually improve the service we provide.

We are fortunate that our trust is committed to continued professional development and training opportunities. Some of our clinicians have specialist interests in OCD, ARFID's, Girls with ASD, Differential Diagnosis, Compassion Focused Therapy, ACT and many other areas.

We are a Uni-disciplinary team and have additional specialist teams including Paediatric Psychology, Children with an Intellectual Disability, Positive Behaviour Support and a Youth Offending Service.

We also work closely with other professional groups. We have close ties with the Trent Clinical Psychology Course and supervise trainees and CAP's regularly.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high quality clinical psychology service to children, adolescents and their families in a specialist ASD team, delivering both specialist diagnostic assessments and interventions.

Working as part of a team and also autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Trust's policies and procedures.

In addition the role would involve advice and consultation on client's psychological assessment and care to non psychological colleagues and to other non professional carer's, to provide teaching and supervision to other psychologists including Assistant Psychologists, Trainee Clinical Psychologist's and Graduate Clinical Associates. Undertaking evidence based clinical practice, and in service development, service evaluation and clinical audit.

Closing date of applications: 20th May 2024

Interview date: 03rd June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Completion of a BPS accredited postgraduate doctoral training course or equivalent in Clinical Psychology
  • Registered with HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment of patients across the full range of care settings, including out-patient, community, primary care and in-patient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management and which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options
  • Evidence of established interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder


  • Completion of ADOS 2, ADI-R, 3Di or DISCO assessment tools
  • Further training in new wave models of intervention such as ACT, CFT
  • Demonstrated research interest in Autism or related areas
  • Evidence of current knowledge or training in current research areas and clinical needs of this population
  • Awareness of guidance and NHS plans for children and young people

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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