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Band 8a Clinical Psychologist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking a highly motivated Clinical Psychologist to join our friendly multi-disciplinary team and help deliver a comprehensive pscyhodermatology service. Psychodermatology focuses upon the mind-skin connection and the interplay of skin symptoms with mood, quality of life, wellbeing and mental health. It is a relatively new field for psychologists to work in. This post is for an experienced, qualified clinical psychologist to work within our regional psychodermatology service.

You will be working within a very large dermatology department aiming to embed psychologically informed ways of working, as well as being a key part of the integrated psychodermatology MDT. You will offer joint assessment, formulation and intervention planning as part of this team.

You will be working with a vast range of dermatological issues including: repetitive body focussed behaviours, neurofibromatosis, dermatitis artefacta and concerns about skin infestation. You will work with a range of psychological presentations including body dysmorphia, PTSD, anxiety and relational patterns that can impact upon engagement.

The range of complexity, severity and readiness for change promotes a good balance of relatively brief interventions with more challenging and longer term psychological work.

Main duties of the job

Providing psychological perspective on the assessment, formulation and consultation in joint psychodermatology clinics.

As part of the joint clinics, following up on the progress made by those attending joint clinics, evaluating input so far and amending where necessary.

Providing individual and group psychological interventions for people with complex psychological needs arising from, or contributing to their dermatological condition.

Contributing to the psychologically informed thinking of the department.

Facilitating reflective practice sessions within the department.

Using leadership skills to identify areas for our service to improve and potential options to making these improvements.

Evaluating input and contributing to the delivery of an excellent psychological service.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Honours degree in Psychology 2:1 or above.
  • * Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or equivalent as accredited by the British Psychological Society as well as additional specialist training and experience.
  • * Eligible for Chartered Clinical Psychologist status.
  • * Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).



  • * Significant experience of specialist psychological assessment and self-management support, as part of a multidisciplinary team across primary and secondary care settings.
  • * Experience of assessing and managing clients, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing situations,verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • * Experience in working with other agencies/professions and working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • * Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts and working in a multicultural framework.
  • * Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design,quantitative and qualitative analysis and report writing.
  • * Experience and interest in working within a multicultural framework.
  • * Highly specialist assessment, including risk and neuropsychological assessment, and formulation skills.
  • * Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain practice in the face of exposure to high levels of emotion and occasional
  • challenging behaviour.
  • * Knowledge and adherence to the British Psychological Society Rules of Professional Conduct.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Hospital

Lode Ln


West Midlands

B91 2JL

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