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Clinical Psychologist

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata for part-time
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join our Multidisciplinary Pain Team at the ROH. We are looking for a dynamic/passionate individual with excellent interpersonal/communication skills to assist in providing Chronic Pain Management in our Outpatient Service.

You will play an important role in providing holistic care to a diverse patient group. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to continually enhance patient experience and provide high quality, evidence-based and compassionate care.In return you'll be part of a dynamic and professional team who will support you. We are committed to education and training and gained accreditation in 2019 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists to teach Pain Trainees.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be involved in assessment of patients with chronic pain in 1:1 consultations and MDT clinics, delivering pain management programmes and self-management workshops, audit and research, training and education,specific treatment and / or signposting. You will be working alongside Pain Consultants and Pain Nurse Specialists.

About us

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Trust is a very special hospital big enough to deliver world class services and small enough to offer exceptional patient and staff experience. We offer a working experience unique in the West Midlands and we're always on the lookout for passionate people to join our award-winning team.

The ROH is an equal opportunities employer. We employ people of difference and are committed to growing an inclusive culture, where difference is celebrated, and people feel able to bring their whole and authentic self to work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a range of inclusive, family friendly and flexible working arrangements and policies, to support our people in the workplace. Flexible working requests will be considered.

The Trust is committed to the Disability Confident Interview Scheme and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

If you have a disability and need any support with your application or require any reasonable adjustments to be implemented please do get in touch with the Recruiting Manager for this position so that the team can support you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and a regular review will take place with the postholder as part of their ongoing development and performance management.Clinical Responsibilities1.1. Provides highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources, e.g. GAD-7, PHQ-9, psychometric testing, questionnaires1.2. Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.1.3. Undertakes risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.1.4. Formulates plans for highly specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients and/or their carers and refers to appropriate services1.5. Implements a range of highly specialist psychological therapies for individual clients, carers, families and groups, adjusting and refining psychological formulations as required.1.6. Undertakes highly skilled evaluations and makes decisions about treatment options.1.7. Provides highly specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other staff contributing directly to clients diagnosis, formulation and intervention plan.1.8. Facilitates decision-making by planning and mapping processes/interventions with members of the team to determine the most appropriate treatment modality or service for clients.1.9. To liaise with other professionals working within NHS, Social Inclusion and Health and the voluntary sector on matters relating to client care that have implications for the service.

Supervisory/Professional Responsibility2.1. Will hold responsibility and accountability for their own actions, ensuring appropriate support and supervision is sought when required, in line with the HCPC requirements2.2. To keep abreast of current developments in this field through reading, attendance at appropriate training courses, and a range of other CPD activities, and to ensure that a log is kept of this in line with HCPC requirements.2.3. To contribute, where possible, to the teaching within the Chronic Pain Service.

Multi-Disciplinary Training and Development3.1. Provides highly specialist advice, guidance and consultation to other direct care staff in MDT3.2. Provides clinical support to other direct care staff in MDT3.3. Delivers training to other staff in MDT

Service and Organisational Development4.1. Planning and mapping interventions with members of the MDT to determine best treatments for groups of clients.

Service Redesign and Cultural Change5.1. Bring an understanding of psychological change processes to own role within MDT.5.2. Bring an understanding of psychological change processes to help MDT to cope with changes, within complex Chronic Pain Patients Arena.

Service Evaluation and Research6.1. Take an active role in clinical audits as required within MDT6.2. Help in implementing outcome monitoring within MDT

Person Specification



  • Post-grad doctoral level training in applied Psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • HCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist
  • Registered with BPS


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



  • Experience of assessment / treatment of people with physical health difficulties and complex biopsychosocial conditions
  • Experience of joint working with statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies



  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator / lead practitioner responsibilities

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Orthopaedic Hospital


B31 2AP

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