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Clinical Psychologist paediatric pain management

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

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We are looking for Clinical Psychologists or final year Trainee Clinical Psychologists with an interest in clinical health psychology and the impact of experiencing acute and procedural pain and living with chronic pain. You may have experience of working with physical health problems with either children/families or adults, or experience of working in child and adolescent or adult mental health services with a keen interest and desire to apply that knowledge to work in an acute trust.

The postholder will join the Children's Pain Management Service at the Nottingham Children's Hospital (QMC). Children and young people experiencing pain can experience a range of psychological difficulties. Psychological distress can also exacerbate their pain. As a psychologist working in the service, you will provide aspecialist clinical psychology service for children/young people to help them better manage psychological distress and obtain better treatment outcomes.

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 Pain Management 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.

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Completed (or due to complete in 2024) post-graduate doctoral level DClinPsy in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Current HCPC registration for Clinical Psychologist (or eligibility to qualify for registration in 2024)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS/HCPC.


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.



  • Experience of working with children and adults with physical health problems, or with children or adults with mental health problems
  • Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Experience of carrying out research


  • Experience of working in paediatric psychology or adult clinical health psychology

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 the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies or assessment methodologies
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group

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 people with long-term health conditions
  • Knowledge of complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
  • Experience of using qualitative research methods

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

Physical Skills and Other


  • Ability to move between a number of locations within the region in a working day
  • Up to date immunisations are required (including TB, HepB)


  • Ability to work on days to suit the service

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


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

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts





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