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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2020.

Clinical Psychologist - Pain Chronic Fatigue, Band 7

Job Reference: 427-WC20200412

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

If we receive high level of applications, the vacancy may close early. So, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you feel you need additional time, please contact recruitment to discuss if we can help.

Clinical Psychologist - Pain Chronic Fatigue, Band 7

Hello, our names are Kate Chapple and Jen Starbuck, and we are Senior Clinical Psychologists in the Paediatric CFS/ME Service at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. We are pleased to invite applications for a Band 7 Clinical Psychologist to join our growing team. The post is offered on a permanent 4.5 days per week basis. You will join a team of psychologists delivering assessments, psychological formulation and consultation, and psychological interventions (both face-to-face and indirectly), to children and young people with CFS/ME at clinics within Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and the Avon area.

We want all of our colleagues to really enjoy coming to work, so you will be supported with clinical, managerial and peer supervision. We are a professional, friendly and supportive team, who work together to provide outstanding care to all our patients.

The Paediatric CFS/ME team is a multi-disciplinary team comprising Senior Medics, Psychologists, Physios, OTs and Nurses.There are regular team meetings, which include members of the research team from the University of Bristol, with whom the team maintains very close links. This ensures the delivery of evidence-based practice and allows the clinical team to contribute to the generation of new research ideas.

You will join a team of psychologists with established supervisory and support structures. We are all actively encouraged to identify and advance service development opportunities, which provide an excellent grounding for developing and building upon leadership and consultation skills. We frequently supervise trainee Clinical Psychologists from the University of Bath on practice placements and on research projects. Close links are maintained with the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Bath, which offers opportunities for CPD and skills development.

The team is a research active team - all members of the team are involved in research

processes including recruiting patients into studies, delivering treatments within RCTs, supporting service user involvement in research, and disseminating research findings. We are all encouraged to evaluate our practice and to ensure that it is as effective as it can possibly be.

Experience managing children with CFS/ME is not essential, as training will be given. What is more important is your desire to learn and keen interest in evidence based treatment. Previous experience of working with children and families is essential. We welcome applications from newly qualified Clinical Psychologists as well as those with post-qualification experience.

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would very much welcome an informal discussion with you so that we can talk through the role in more detail and answer any questions you may have, or arrange a time for you to visit us. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Kate Chapple or Dr Jennifer Starbuck on 01225 821340.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Applicants who need Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, they may not be appointed to a post if a suitable candidate with existing right to work in the UK is appointable as we are unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UKVI. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

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