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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2021.

Principal Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 356-21-2941096

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Across sites, hull
£53,168 - £62,001 Pro Rata, Per Annum

We are seeking to recruit a highly experienced and motivated Principal Clinical Psychologist, on a fixed term basis, to support Intensive Care staff across both Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital sites, within Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This new post is initially for a fixed term of 12 months and will form part of the Trust’s staff support response to the COVID pandemic. Due to the ongoing and developing pandemic, the post holder will need to be able to work collaboratively, flexibly, autonomously and responsively to the needs of this staff group, building strong relationships with staff of all grades and disciplines and taking lead professional responsibility for the service provided to Intensive Care staff.

The post holder will develop the service in collaboration with the senior management team in critical care and with liaison with other departments delivering staff support within the Trust, including Occupational Health. The post holder will be required to scope the need of this post. They will provide high quality, evidenced based assessments, formulations and interventions to individuals, groups interventions, education and consultation as appropriate. The focus will be on supporting and promoting staff wellbeing, promoting a psychologically informed and compassionate culture within Critical Care. The post holder will be required to evaluate the outcome of the service and make recommendations for ongoing service needs at the end of the 12 month period.

The successful candidate will be professionally led and supervised by the Head of Psychological Services, whilst also accessing peer support from other senior clinical psychologists in the department and clinical psychologists working within staff support in the trust. The candidate will work alongside a group of supportive Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Neuropsychologists and Psychological Therapists. This is an exciting time to be part of a developing service and to help shape the future delivery of psychological services across the Trust.

Applicants will have doctoral level training in clinical psychology and will ideally have experience of working within acute hospital settings and in roles that have required working with staff, such as the provision of education, reflective practice groups and staff wellbeing initiatives.

The department of psychological services has close links with the University of Hull’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral programme and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in research activities, as well as to supervise trainee clinical psychologists on placement. Involvement in research and clinical audit is actively encouraged and supported within this post.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Selen Osman

Head of Psychological Services


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The Trust reserves the right to close any recruitment campaign before the advertised closing date.

Committed to Equal Opportunities. Flexible working policies operation. A No Smoking Policy is in place.

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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