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Clinical Psychologists

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an experienced and motivated clinical psychologist to be an integral member of our dynamic Community Neuro Rehab team covering the Worthing, Shoreham, Lancing, Littlehampton and Chanctonbury areas.

The role is based either in Worthing. Sessions can be delivered through a combination of face-to-face, telephone and video consultations, as clinically appropriate.

The patient caseload will consist primarily of patients with long term neurological conditions.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties
  • To provide expert clinical psychology to patients with acquired and long term neurological conditions
  • To support the psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions provided by other clinical members of the service who provide psychologically-based care and treatments.
  • To offer specialist advice and consultation on patients' psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to non-professional carer
  • To provide consultation, training, and support to the team and to other professionals working with people with neurological conditions, and to mainstream mental health teams.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2023 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assesses and treats own specialist caseload of patients and maintains associated records.
  • Provides, develops, and manages highly specialist interventions.
  • Clinically supervises assistant practitioners, graduate psychologists and doctoral trainees
  • Works in the community with individuals with acquired or long term neurological condition, their families, and other teams and services involved.
  • Co-ordinates provision of a specialist service and provides specialist advice and consultation to other professions and carers.
  • Contributes to service development as a clinical lead role.

  • Person Specification



    • oA Post graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS, including models of psycho-pathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan development psychology.
    • oHCPC Registration as a Clinical Psychologist.
    • oCurrent practising certificate.



    • oWorked as a qualified clinical psychologist.
    • oAssessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist at a specialist level within neuropsychology.
    • oSpecialist knowledge and experience of interpretation and writing up a range of neuro-psychological assessment tests.
    • oExperience of delivering teaching and training to other professionals and senior staff in other agencies.

    Knowledge and skills


    • oSkills in the use of complex methods of psychological as-sessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
    • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies and assessment methodologies relevant to psychology and neuropsychology.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


    Southfield House

    11 Liverpool Gardens


    BN11 1RY

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