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Senior Clinical Psychologist (XR08)

Job Reference: 298-CHI-284

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
298 Paediatric Psychology
St James's University Hospital
£40,428 to £48,514 pro rata

Senior Clinical Psychologist (0.8 wte) Band 8a (Congenital Cardiology)

We require a suitable and enthusiastic candidate to apply for this Senior Clinical Psychologist 0.8 wte post working with the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit, Leeds General Infirmary. The candidate will provide psychological assessment and intervention for children and young people, adults and their families and liaise with other agencies involved. This will include providing active contribution to a weekly psychosocial meeting. Clinical work will be on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The post holder will also contribute to research, service development and clinical audit.

A Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is a pre-requisite and experience of working in a health care setting will be essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships with children, young people, adults, and their families, often at times of high levels of distress and the ability to communicate complex and difficult information are required. Experience of working closely and effectively with multi-disciplinary colleagues will also be required.

The Paediatric Psychology Service at Leeds Children’s Hospital comprises approximately 22 staff providing a service to both inpatients and outpatients. The Paediatric Psychology Service has strong links with the University of Leeds Faculty of Medicine and Health’s Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust aims to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and high quality care to patients locally, regionally and nationally by implementing core values and behaviours (Patient-Centred, Collaborative, Accountable, Fair and Empowering).

Informal enquiries to Dr Sara Matley, Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 0113 3926796.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980.

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.

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