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Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£84,769 to £96,964 a year per annum inc HCAS pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a talented Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with great leadership skills and Clinical Health Psychology experience to lead one of our long established and highly regarded Clinical Health Psychology departments? We are looking for applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic clinicians who are committed to delivering excellence in psychological care to service users with a range of physical health conditions and supporting colleagues in our multi-professional teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead an innovative and expanding department of Clinical Health Psychology at Hillingdon Hospital. If you have relevant clinical expertise and strong leadership experience this post offers a great opportunity to further develop your career.

Main duties of the job

The Hillingdon Clinical Health Psychology department has 15 staff members and has clinical psychologists employed specifically for ME/CFS, chronic pain, obstetrics & gynaecology, oncology & palliative care, stroke, staff support, post-covid and respiratory services. The department is part of a large (50+) multi-speciality Hillingdon Psychology service and has good links with the CNWL Trustwide Psychological Professions teams across London, Milton Keynes and Surrey.

The post will require you to build strong working relationships within the team, the wider hospital and local health care system. CNWL has a strong tradition of developing Clinical Health Psychology services. The post will offer excellent opportunities to further develop strategic leadership skills. As one of the very senior psychologists in the Trust you will have an active part in the strategic leadership of psychological professions.

About us

Psychological Professions in CNWL has strong leadership and a distinct professional identity. There is an emphasis on Continuing Professional Development and developing your skills in line with your career progression goals. As a Trust, we are committed to supporting and developing staff, we invest in the development of practitioners who join our teams so we will work with you to consider how to enhance your knowledge, skills, clinical practice, leadership and confidence in working in this area further.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

To operationally and strategically manage the long-term development, and planning of high-quality, accessible, and responsive services to the Clinical Health Psychology and Pain Management services at Hillingdon Hospital.

To provide and be accountable for a highly specialist autonomous service including assessment, risk assessment, care planning, care co-ordination and treatment of service users, utilizing a range of interventions based on sound theoretical principles and research evidence.

To ensure services are delivered in accordance with local and national clinical guidance and frameworks, best practice and in line with agreed outcomes, standards and key performance indicators.

Person Specification Training Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Training in the supervision of psychological professionals / practice
  • Registration with HCPC as a practitioner psychologist
  • Training and / or qualifications in the relevant clinical specialism for this post; clinical health psychology
  • Training and / or qualification in leadership
  • Training in the supervision of psychological professionals / practice
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice and/or psychotherapy.
  • Accreditation in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice and/or psychotherapy with a recognised body.
Experience Essential
  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical / counselling psychologist for a substantial period of time
  • Experience of senior leadership in psychological services or similar.
Knowledge Essential
  • Leadership skills, knowledge and understanding of organisational systems in healthcare.
  • A high level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information

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