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Clinical Psychologist- Permanent 1.0 WTE Band 8a for Adult Digestive Diseases

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Psychologist working in a new Adult Digestive Diseases Clinical Psychology Service.

Digestive Diseases includes a broad range of services spanning surgical and medical specialties of Gastroenterological, Hepatology, Intestinal Failure, Upper GI surgery, Colorectal Surgery, HPB Surgery including conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and Gastrointestinal Malignancies. The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist psychological assessment, a range of evidence based psychological interventions for people living with a range of acute, chronic and terminal conditions. In addition the post holder will be expected to offer supervision, consultation and training to other clinical staff working in digestive diseases. The work will provide a service to both inpatients and outpatients in Digestive Diseases

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist with an interest in Clinical Health Psychology and post qualification experience of working with medical/chronic health problems.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that the post-holder will have a doctorate level clinical psychology professional qualification and be HCPC registered.

Do you have….

A strong interest in clinical health psychology.

Significant knowledge and experience of working in clinical health psychology.

A good working knowledge and experience of evidence-based psychological interventions.

Sound clinical risk assessment and management.

Experience of working safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Experience of supervising therapists and other clinical staff.

If you do we would welcome your application to join our team.

Working for our organisation

The post holder will be employed by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust will be required to work at both City and QMC Campus. Applicants must have the personal qualities and resilience to be able to work in a busy acute trust setting.

The successful applicant will join the growing Dept of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology within the trust which provides input into a number of medical inpatient and outpatient services within the Trust. The department has excellent links with the University of Nottingham and the Trent Clinical Psychology Doctorate Course.

For further information about the Trust please visit our Website at

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work autonomously as a Clinical Psychologist within Professional and Trust guidelines, policies and procedures.

To be accountable for own caseload, taking on prime responsibility for the highly specialist assessment and treatment of patients.

To provide a specialist and comprehensive assessment and management of patients requiring the appropriate use, interpretation/ analysis and integration of highly complex psychological and non-psychological information from a variety of sources.

To communicate highly complex condition related information to patients and their families who may be distressed, due to the nature of their condition.

To provide teaching and training to MDT staff within the adult DDT specialties both formally and informally.

To maintain standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self-governance.

To represent the department at operational or strategy meetings in the Trust as required by the Head of Specialism or Director of Psychology.

To ensure own individual continuing professional development CPD arranged in consultation with the Director of Psychology.

Person specification
Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours
Essential criteria
Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust’s “We are here for you” behavioural standards
Training and Qualifications
Essential criteria
Post-graduate doctoral level (or equivalent) training in clinical psychology as accredited by the BPS.
Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Psychologist.
Desirable criteria
Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
Essential criteria
Experience of exercising clinical responsibility for clients’ psychological care and treatment.
Experience of developing and delivery psychological evidence based interventions
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team, with other disciplines including medicine and nursing
Experience of providing supervision and consultation to other clinical staff including psychologists.
Experience of teaching, training and/or professional clinical supervision of and non-qualified/ qualified psychology and/or non-psychology staff
Desirable criteria
Experience of working in an acute hospital trust
Experience of working in with people with medical/chronic health conditions
Experience of working with patients with Digestive Diseases
Experience of and/or knowledge of the theory and practice of highly specialised psychological therapies or assessment methodologies for people with a range of health conditions.
Experience of working on acute hospital inpatient wards with patients with acute, chronic and/or terminal health conditions
Training in the supervision of other psychologists.
Experience of conducting clinical research
Communication & Relationship Skills
Essential criteria
Well developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
Knowledge of legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health
Commitment to support the NUH Trust Values
Desirable criteria
Experience of working within a multicultural framework
Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
Analytical and Judgement skills
Essential criteria
Ability to use complex methods of psychological assessment and intervention
Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Desirable criteria
Knowledge of complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology
Planning and Organisation skills
Essential criteria
Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS and HCPC
Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to distressing situations
Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of clinical practice
Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings
Physical skills
Essential criteria
Ability to move between a number of locations within the hospital in a working day.
Other requirements specific to the role (e.g. be able to drive or work shifts)
Essential criteria
Up to date immunisations are required (including TB, HepB)
Desirable criteria
Ability to work flexible hours to suit the service and its clients

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. Whilst Covid-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this present time unless you work in a Care Home facility, we continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit:

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.


Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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