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Clinical Psychologist

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year inc 5% Fringe HCAS
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
You will provide initial assessment of people referred to the service, and deliver the initial treatment pathway as well as providing specialist psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions in line with evidence based treatment protocols. Clinical interventions will be provided to outpatients at individual and group level. The role also involves assessing and reviewing on our ARFID pathway.

You will be contributing to multi-disciplinary reviews of outpatients and be actively involved in the development and implementation of agreed care plans. You will participate in service-related activity including research, service evaluation and audit activities in addition to the supervision of other grades of staff as required. You will need to be knowledgeable of the Access and Waiting Times agenda and the New Care Models ideology for SABP and oversee the KPI's against these remits alongside the other senior clinicians.

The post-holder will support the psychology team and the wider MDT through support with clinical risk management, audit, service evaluation and research. It is therefore essential that you can demonstrate both ability for autonomous thinking and team work.

We are based in Epsom however are looking to start a hub in Aldershot in 2024 to allow more accessibility to our young people and families.

Flexible and part time hours will also be considered.

Main duties of the job

The Surrey-wide Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service [CEDS] is based in Epsom, and provides effective care, treatment and support to young people up to 18 years old across Surrey. You will work alongside your other MDT colleagues as well as the growing psychology team and be expected to support the clinical team in continuing to deliver the NHS England Access and Waiting Times targets. You will complete assessments and contribute to the treatment/ care plans for the young people, working as part of the whole system of multi-agency working.

Promoting a psychological perspective both within teams and sharing with other colleagues, including collaborative working with team managers/ Clinical leads in the development and delivering of effective services.

The postholder will be expected to work flexibly within the service. To lead on complex and challenging cases and develop expertise within area of specialism

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of responsibilities please read the attached the Job Description for the Clinical Psychologist role.

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist



  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology qualification or equivalent
  • Current practicing certificate
  • Completion of an appropriate clinical supervision course to enable supervision of trainees (or completion within 12 months of commencement in post)



  • Experience of working with people from across the life span with a range of mental health issues and cognitive profiles
  • Experience across a range of psychological models including systemic, behavioural and individual therapeutic
  • Specialist understanding of the impact of language, culture, gender, ethnicity & disability in shaping attitudes, abilities & difficulties
  • Specialist understanding of the importance of professional boundaries and how to manage & maintain them
  • Experience of contributing to clinical practice/service development / project work.
  • Experience of supervising assistant and trainee clinical psychologists

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Meadows Day Hospital

West Park, Horton Lane


KT19 8PB

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