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Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

Want to be part of our future? Then we want to hear from you.

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have a simple vision – safe and compassionate care, every time. We are focussed on a programme of continuous quality improvement, listening to our patients and investing in our workforce to deliver an excellent patient experience. As an integrated Trust we provide acute, community and palliative care in people’s homes, from one of our five community hospitals, or two acute hospitals at Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe.

We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, childcare vouchers, flexible working and a generous pension.

Are you interested in developing a career in Clinical Health Psychology and joining a
Trust with over 15 Clinical Psychologists working in Physical Health?

The Department of Clinical Psychology is inviting applications for an enthusiastic and
committed Clinical Psychologist to contribute to clinical services at Stoke Mandeville

You will provide a direct clinical service to the world renowned National Spinal Injuries
Centre and the regional Burns Unit, responding to requests for the assessment of
psychological needs, emotional adjustment issues and rehabilitative therapy. Regular
interventions include individual CBT, ACT and mindfulness based therapy,
neuropsychological rehabilitation and approaches for specific problems such as chronic
pain and posttraumatic stress disorder.

The department has a demonstrated commitment to research in clinical health psychology
and rehabilitation, publishing over 100 papers on a wide range of topics including coping
and adjustment, engagement and adherence, and the efficacy of coping effectiveness
training. It also plays an important role in teaching and training staff within the Trust and
there are close links with the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training Course.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital pioneered the rehabilitation of people with acquired physical
disabilities and the Department of Clinical Psychology contributes to the ongoing
innovation of the Centre. The post provides an excellent opportunity for an individual
developing their interests in clinical health psychology. There are excellent computing,
library and secretarial facilities and opportunities exist for continued professional

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Jane Duff
 ( Phone number removed ) 

The aim of the Trust is to provide a high quality standard of healthcare to the population we serve. We do not offer London Weighting but we value our staff and can offer excellent opportunities for further training and development, flexible working, a final salary pension scheme and childcare facilities. We are an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff through consultation and awareness sessions.

Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance.

* The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight *

It is Trust policy that travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

ALL contact to candidates will be made via the email address used on your application form. Therefore, please ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Smoking statement – Smoke Free Sites
The Trust is a NO SMOKING environment. Smoking in all areas of the building and premises is prohibited. Please observe and comply with any notices seen in or around the Trust premises.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

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