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Principal Clinical Psychologist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist passionate about working with children, young people and their families with Autism. We are a unidisciplinary department of clinical psychologist's with various specialism's including Autism, Pediatrics and Children with Intellectual Disabilities.

Our Autism Assessment Pathway works collaboratively with other health professionals and we off NICE standard assessments. We value CPD and there is a team of both qualified and psychologists in training who work together and share knowledge. We also have an intervention pathway and there are specialism's in OCD, ARFID and subtler presentations of autism. We would love someone with enthusiasm and new ideas to join the team and offer new perspectives.

The role involves liaison with the University in terms of ensuring competencies of the Trainee's on placement and with delivering training. The primary role is to offer clinical supervision to the CAP's posts both formal and informally.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Principal Clinical Psychologist to join the Specialist Assessment Service in Derby and Derbyshire. The team provides assessment and diagnosis services for Children with complex neuro-developmental difficulties including the possibility of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

We also offer intervention to children with a diagnosis which includes direct and indirect work, groups and consultation to parents and professionals.

This post will primarily involve supervising CAP's students from Trent University to complete their training and gain appropriate competencies in the above areas, Assistant Psychologist's and Trainee Clinical Psychologist's. Liaising with the University is an integral role which involves teaching and attending student reviews.

Closing date of applications: 11th June 2024

Interview date: 25th June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications CPD Requirements


  • Post-graduate doctoral level (or equivalent) training in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS, specifically including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan development psychology.
  • Has completed the academic element of the postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology with a view to achieving the BPS Division of Neuropsychology Practitioner Full Membership qualification (PFMQ).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the HCPC and BPS


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice.
  • Has begun the practice element of the PFMQ process

Experience & Knowledge


  • Working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist /Neuropsychologist


  • Experience of working with epilepsy, spinal injury

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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