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Senior Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Part Time
Contract type: Fixed term 12 months

Hours: 30 hours per week

Are you an experienced Band 7 or 8a Clinical Psychologist looking for a new challenge in a well established neuropsychology team? The postholder will be based with a neuropsychology team at York Hospital, but will have some clinical time dedicated to delivering a satellite clinic at Scarborough Hospital. The ability to transport yourself across the locality is a requirement. Travel time will be factored into the role alongside opportunities for hybrid working.

You will be joining a well established and respected wider Psychological Medicine department, made up of Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologist, CBT Therapists, Specialist Counsellors and Assistant Psychologists, with an embedded admin team and Trainee's on placement from the Hull DClinPsych.

There is opportunity to work across other services in psychological medicine making the role full-time.If you find this post interesting and would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. For further details and a chance to speak to the appointing manager, Dr Stephen Evans, or one of the Senior Leadership Team about this post, please contact Mrs Ruth Bulmer on 01904 725353

Main duties of the job

The Neuropsychology Service is keen to recruit a Clinical Psychologist to provide input into our outpatient service and to jointly provide inpatient consultation and support to the Neurosciences Multidisciplinary Team. Teaching, research and audit are also strongly encouraged with the team.

If you are applying on a secondment basis please seek approval from your line manager prior to applying

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses. For hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

Person Specification

qualifications, knowledge, skills, personal qualities


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies as accredited by the BPS and HCPC registration
  • Post entry grade experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of medically ill patients across a range of care-settings.
  • Experience of working with patient groups whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to work as a team member and show flexibility and adaptability.


  • Experience of working with patients who have neurological problems in an Acute Trust setting.



  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours: -Caring about what we do -Respecting and valuing each other -Listening in order to improve (always seeking to improve) -Always doing what we can to be helpful

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Old Chapel

York Hospital


YO31 8HE

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