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Clinical Psychologist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to develop a high level of skill and expertise to help people living with health problems, supported by a friendly andexperienced team?

We are looking for a newly or recently qualified Clinical Psychologist that we can develop and nurture into a confident practitioner in ClinicalHealth and Neuropsychology! The successful candidate will get the chance to gain expertise across a wide range of health conditions and neurological presentations, including functional neurological disorders.

You will be motivated to work psychologically in medical settings, and comfortable working at both a team and individual client level. Experiencewith clients in acute hospital settings, familiarity of psychological assessment and formulation in health care, as well as planning and delivering neuropsychological interventions would be an advantage.The post is based at The Old Chapel within a friendly and well-established Department of Psychological Medicine, but may involve travel to sites across the organisation. Our department has an ongoing commitment to flexible and hybrid working, so this post will include some home working.

Main duties of the job

The role will include direct clinical work - providing individual input to patients alongside providing advice and consultation to MDT colleagues, aswell as contributing to research, teaching and other duties as the post requires.

As a member of the department, you will be able to contribute to significant changes to the way that we deliver psychological care across ourservice, including the development of training for staff working in our wider MDT's, as well as the delivery of group programmes for patients.

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 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 at interview stage
  • 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

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

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

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology, (or about to qualify) including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies as accredited by the HCPC.


  • Pre-qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of patients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in patient settings.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of patient groups, across the 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


  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of working with Clinical Health populations.

Skills and Attributes


  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.

Aptitude & personal qualities


  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings.
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to work as a team member and show flexibility and adaptability.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Old Chapel

York Hospital


YO31 8HE

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