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Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Long-term Ventilation

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
31 May 2024

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We are looking for Clinical Psychologists or final year Trainee Clinical Psychologists with an interest in paediatric psychology and the impact of living with long-term ventilation. 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 multi-disciplinary long-term ventilation (LTV) team at the Nottingham Children's Hospital (QMC). Families under the care of the LTV team are often faced with distressing and stressful experiences as a result of their health needs. This might include adjusting to health conditions and treatments, having to make changes in living arrangements, frequent hospital visits and uncertainty of future health needs. As a psychologist working in the service, you will provide a specialist clinical psychology service for babies/children/young people and their families to help them better manage psychological distress associated with their health needs.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 LTV 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

The paediatric psychology team is a growing, warm and supportive team, who meet regularly to share and develop ideas. There are opportunities for continued professional development and clinical supervision is well provided for within the paediatric clinical psychology team. We regularly have trainees from the DClinPsy courses around the region, so there would be opportunities to supervise trainees. You will also be involved in providing consultation, training and supervision as required to others within and outside of the multidisciplinary team. The department has a commitment to clinical research. Strong support is available to participate in research or to develop your clinical research interests.Interested applicants are warmly encouraged to contact us for further information and informal discussion, please contact:Dr Lisa Worrall Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Lead for Paediatrics and Adult Medical Psychology

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Physical 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

Planning and Organisational


  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS/HCPC
  • 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

Analytical and Judgement


  • 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

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


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



  • Experience of working with children or 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


  • Working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist in paediatric psychology or adult clinical health psychology

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.

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



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