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Highly Specialist Practitioner Psychologist (Clin/Coun/Health)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Adult Renal Care

Band 8A Practitioner Psychologist

WTE can be less than full time to suit postholder

Band 7 preceptorships available for less experienced candidates

Role will equally suit candidates interested in gaining valuable early career experience in preceptorship roles (Band 7) and more experienced candidates commencing in highly specialist roles (Band 8A). Post will be embedded within Renal Care medical/surgical MDTs, working alongside a wide range of professionals (including practitioner psychology/counselling colleagues) in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Some sessions may be delivered working from home.

Main duties of the job

Provision of high quality, evidence-based psychological care to patients and their families and carers of respective medical/surgical speciality.

Support the ongoing improvement of psychological pathways in speciality.

Provision of consultation, training and supervision to MDT colleagues around issues pertaining to psychological models of working such as stepped care and trauma informed practice.

Working autonomously with an appropriate clinical caseload.

Research, service development and project work.

Opportunities to develop additional competencies/undertake CPD and professional training in keeping with yearly appraisal/service needs as well as objectives of the wider physical health psychological services across Greater Manchester.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and Person Specification for full details
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and
  • Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discount

Person Specification



  • oProfessional qualification in relevant Practitioner Psychology Doctoral Degree (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • oRegistration as a clinical/counselling/health practitioner psychologist with the HCPC.


  • oTraining in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological relevance (e.g. staff training, research methodology, and / or other fields of applied psychology)



  • oExperience of working with client groups in a physical health setting, presenting with the full range of clinical severity. This includes maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the possible threat of physical abuse.
  • oExperience of working as a qualified clinical/counselling/health psychologist (less experienced candidates may be appointed at Band 7 and work towards 8A competencies)
  • oExperience in the application of cognitive-behavioural approaches to clinical settings
  • oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary team.


  • oExperience of working within acute medical/surgical trauma environments, delivering evidenced trauma focused psychological interventions.
  • oExperience of providing supervision and training



  • oDoctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
  • oKnowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies.


  • oKnowledge of legislation in relation to adult/child clients of the Renal Care service, and of relevant mental health legislation.



  • oAbility to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other professionals.
  • oSkills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.


  • oSkills in providing consultation to other professionals and non-professional groups

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Manchester Royal Infirmary


M13 9WL

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