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Assistant Clinical Psychologist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The paediatric and adolescent psychological service at University College London Hospitals is looking for an Assistant Psychologist with experience in neuropsychology and paediatrics to join the Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Neuropsychology team.

You will be part of a lively and experienced team with a strong commitment to research and creative ways of working, such as using systemic, narrative and solution focussed ideas alongside an extensive groupwork programme.

Main duties of the job

This will include the undertaking of neuropsychology assessments with children and young people attending UCLH for proton beam therapy. Experience in administering neuropsychological tests is required.

You will be involved in report writing and feedback of formulations to young people and families. There will be opportunities in service development, CPD, audit and research.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • An upper second class honours degree or higher in Psychology
  • Entitlement to graduate membership of British Psychological Society
  • Good working knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and its applications (Word and Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of the principles involved in cognitive assessments


  • Further post graduate experience in relevant areas of professional psychology, paediatrics. Clinical health psychology and/or research design and analysis.



  • Experience of working in a paediatric psychology service
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience using word processing and DTP packages for report production
  • Experience using microcomputers for databases or data-analysis, especially SPSS for Windows.
  • Experience of administering and completing reports for neuropsychological assessments in children

Skills & Abilities


  • Confident in delivering sensitive information with tact and diplomacy
  • The ability to set up, complete data entry and maintain databases (Excel, Access)
  • An understanding of developmental psychology and its application to paediatric psychology.
  • Ability to plan, suggest and undertake research, audit and service evaluation activities.
  • Ability to form good working relationships and interact effectively with staff from all disciplines in a multidisciplinary setting.

Personal and People Development


  • Proven ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
  • Ability to accept and use supervision appropriately and effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospital

235 Euston Road



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