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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Chronic Pain Management
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St Thomas' Hospital
£46,897 - £54,983 p.a inclusive of HCA
21/11/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

We are seeking a committed senior clinical psychologist with a keen interest in chronic pain. If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of a well established and reputable clinical and research centre at the cutting edge of clinical health psychology we would like to hear from you. Our department is implementing a number of exciting and novel service developments (including an online pain management programme). The INPUT service is a friendly unit, where psychologists are valued for the contribution they make to the multidisciplinary team; they work closely with pain consultants, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. As a senior member of the team you will have responsibility for psychological assessment, therapy and management of patients with ongoing pain as well as the chance to supervise Band 5-7 psychologists and guide other professionals in the application of psychological models. This includes involvement in specialist clinics such including neuromodulation and pelvic pain. You would be involved in leading and delivering group pain management programmes based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as carry out individual work. In addition you will have a key role in delivering psychological interventions alongside medical procedures such as Neuromodulation. Our unit has strong research and training links with the Institute of Psychiatry and regularly provides placements for trainee clinical psychologists. The department plays a key role in training health professionals from varied backgrounds and frequently hosts visitors from the UK and overseas.

You will have a keen interest in psychology applied to physical health, and will ideally have some experience in working with chronic health conditions. Further training in psychological models of therapy and experience in supervision and consultation is desirable. There is a commitment in the team to research, audit and evaluation work, and you would input into the process of audit and service development. There are eight clinical psychologists and an assistant psychologist based within the multidisciplinary unit. You will have opportunities to link up with other psychologists working within the Trust and will be encouraged to network with members of the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology. Regular CPD events are held within the Trust and the service. This is a well-supported position with ready access to individual and peer supervision.

Closing Date: 21 November 2018 at Midnight

Proposed Interview Date: 29 November 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lucie Knight or Eleanor Carson (Ext. 83240)

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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