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Clinical Psychologist

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa/pr
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Psychologist to join the Children's Psychology team at Poole Hospital. Our small psychology team work closely with our paediatric consultants, nurses and other allied health professionals to support both outpatients and admissions. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the diabetes and oncology teams to help assess and support the emotional well-being of the children and their families. The oncology team work closely with Southampton and the post-holder will screen, assess and support children both on and post treatment. Within diabetes the successful applicant will contribute to annual review clinics, screen newly diagnosed families & support children with mental health and diabetes related issues.

A key aspect of the role is the provision of supervision, teaching and consultation. The post-holder will attend weekly MDT psychosocial meetings. Service evaluation and audit will also be an important and valued element of the role.

Clinical and professional supervision will be provided by the Lead Clinical Psychologist or an external supervisor as appropriate. This opportunity is suited to someone who is creative and innovative and can demonstrate excellent clinical, communication skills whilst demonstrating compassion and flexibility within this busy service.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To provide psychological assessment and intervention to young people and families in the paediatric oncology and diabetes service. To screen emotional health and provide targeted support. To provide highly specialist consultation, supervision and training to other professionals and colleagues.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have about this at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, accredited by the BPS


  • CPD in field of child health, chronic illness, therapies including ACT or systemic



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a range of client groups and care settings, including outpatient and inpatient care.
  • Further specialist training/experience through having received a minimum of 50 hours clinical supervision of working as a specialist clinical psychologist over a minimum of 12 months, or an alternative agreed by the Paediatric Psychology Lead
  • Experience of working in paediatrics and/or physical health, families of children with chronic conditions
  • Experience of offering staff supervision/support Experience of teaching, training


  • Experience of working in diabetes and oncology

Personal attributes


  • Ability to maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly complex and distressing problems.
  • Ability to work well within a MDT, taking a lead role when necessary

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital


BH15 2JB

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