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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/04/2021.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 425-A-21-50541

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Psychology
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

We are looking to recruit a 0.5wte permanent Clinical Psychologist to work as part of the Paediatric Psychology input to Sheffield Children's Hospital Pain Management Team. The Pain Team is multi-disciplinary, comprising Doctor, Specialist Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology and Family Therapy, and with children and young people with chronic pain presentations. The service is one of a handful of Paediatric Pain Services across the country and so patients come from far and wide. Clinical Psychology has been established within the team since it's inception, and currently comprises a small team of other Clinical Psychologists and Family Therapist.

You will also join the wider Paediatric Psychology Department which offers input to many clinical services across Sheffield Children’s Hospital, from within medical and surgical hospital Divisions. The hospital itself looks after patients aged 0-19 referred from all around the UK. There is a strong culture of research and training within the Paediatric Psychology Department, and a huge amount of expertise in working with children with physical health problems.

You will a join a well-established and innovative Paediatric Clinical Psychology service which has firmly established administrative support, and provides regional and national specialist services, through direct patient care, consultation and supervision within general paediatrics as well as many specialist services. The team is multi-disciplinary with Family Therapy and Liaison Psychiatry support. There are currently good prospects for further expansion of the paediatric clinical psychology service.

Sheffield is also a wonderful city to live in, offering the vibrancy of city and culture, while also having the Peak District and other outdoor spaces on the doorstep; and is the self-proclaimed 'Outdoor City'.

Informal visits and enquiries are strongly encouraged.

18.75 hours per week.


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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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