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Senior Practitioner Psychologist in Gastroenterology

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience pro rata per annum inclusive , dependant on experience
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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0.5 7-8a Familial Intestinal Cancer Senior Practitioner Psychologist

***Development (preceptorship) post - we welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists, through to those looking for an 8a position***

This is an opportunity to specialise in working with families affected by familial intestinal cancer with St Mark's Hospital (the National Specialist Bowel Hospital) which sits within the specialist Psychological Medicines Unit (PMU) at Central Middlesex Hospital. This is an exceptionally interesting setting for psychologists working at the interface of mental and physical health. We recognise that it may be an unfamiliar service setting, so really welcome informal enquires from psychologists who would like to understand more about the role before deciding whether to submit an application. This video will explain more about the PMU and this role at 5:14 & 6:10

As this is a band 7-8a development post, it is suitable for those who are newly qualified, through to those who have existing clinical health psychology experience and are at - or ready to work at - 8a level. Please see additional information sheet.

Informal enquiries or visits are very welcome.

Contact:Dr Sonya Frearson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Main duties of the job

PMU at St Mark's Hospital is a highly specialist service in gastrointestinal (GI) medicine providing secondary and tertiary level clinical assessment, and psychotherapeutic services for patients with gastrointestinal disorders admitted for surgery, or suffering acute/life threatening intestinal conditions, as well as a range of more functional disorders of varying complexity.

PMU psychologists have the opportunity to work with specific MDTs to further develop specialist clinical expertise. This role is in the adult Familial Intestinal Cancer service, a cohesive and innovative team offering family centred care to people with a genetic risk of bowel cancer.

The PSN can fund training and specialist supervision in EMDR for this post holder.

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see attached Job description and Person Specification for full duties and responsibilities .***

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • HCPC Registered


  • Post-doctoral training
  • Supervision training

Knowledge and Experience


  • Theory knowledge and application
  • Complex assessment skills
  • Foundation consultation skills
  • Legislation knowledge
  • Doctoral level research
  • Clinical governance knowledge
  • Psychology and diversity
  • MDT working
  • Experience autonomous clinician
  • Experience teaching


  • Knowledge and experience of gastroenterology
  • Knowledge and experience of MUS
  • Knowledge and experience of Chronic Pain

Skills, abilities, attributes


  • Professionalism, emotive settings
  • Experience clinical responsibility
  • Applying psychology theory physical health
  • Effective communication
  • Flexible working under pressure
  • Decision-making
  • Indirect ways of working
  • Clinical record keeping
  • IT skills
  • Personal attributes
  • Self-reflection


  • Skills in assessing and managing challenging behaviour

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Lane, Park Royal,


NW10 7NS

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