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Specialist Clinical Psychologist - Band 7 or 8a (DOE)

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum, pro rata depending on experience
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Royal United Hospitals Bath Paediatric Psychology department is delighted to announce the opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to join our team on a fixed term basis to cover a maternity leave. This is a diverse and varied role working across General Paediatrics. Paediatric Oncology and Tuberous Sclerosis.

The successful candidate will enjoy having a varied caseload and working in a diverse role using different psychological models and approaches. The presentations vary and may involve complex presentations requiring systemic work with MDT teams or families. However, this is balanced with less complex presentations which respond well to 1:1 brief CBT/ACT interventions.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of building new services and developing interventions for patient care. We welcome innovative and imaginative ideas, which work within a busy hospital environment.

The job is advertised as fixed term, however ongoing opportunities may be available. We welcome discussions around part-time or flexible working. We are committed to staff wellbeing and supporting each other and value peer support. The RUH site has a number of outside green spaces and an on-site outdoor swimming pool available to staff.

Funding for this role is available until January 2025.

Main duties of the job

To provide a Clinical Psychology service for children and families under the care of General Paediatrics, Paediatric Oncology and Tuberous Sclerosis at the Royal United Hospital. (RUH).
  • To develop, deliver and evaluate sustainable psychology services to these specialties.
  • To work closely and effectively with the multi professional clinical teams, to promote psychologically informed patient care.
  • To provide supervision, training and support to staff teams to share psychological knowledge and promote resilience and self-care.
  • To participate in research, audit and service development to enhance the quality of the service received by patients, and to evaluate the benefits and effectiveness of the psychology service.
  • To work collaboratively as a member of the Psychology team to promote psychological ways of working at the RUH.

  • About us

    At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

    We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

    A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

    We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

    We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

    Person Specification



    • Undergraduate degree in psychology
    • Post graduate Doctoral Degree in clinical/counselling psychology recognised and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care professionals council (HCPC)



    • Experience of working with children and young people

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


    Royal United Hospital Bath

    Combe Park.


    BA1 3NG

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