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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2021.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 425-A-21-50674

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Paedaitric Clinical Psychology
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

Are you an enthusiastic, compassionate person who could work with children and families with a diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis to support them to achieve a rich and meaningful life?


Due to maternity leave we have an exciting opportunity for a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to come and work as part of our multi-disciplinary department at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, one of only four standalone children’s hospitals in the country.


The post sits within the well-established Department of Paediatric Clinical Psychology and will provide 0.6 wte specialist input to the Cystic Fibrosis service. You will be embedded within the Cystic Fibrosis inter-disciplinary team contributing to clinic reviews, annual assessments and inpatient/outpatient care working alongside another clinical psychologist. The post holder will provide psychological assessment and treatment to children aged 0-18 and their families throughout their healthcare journey, as well as providing consultation and supervision to colleagues across the hospital. There are opportunities to use the breadth of your skills to contribute to wider organisiational initiatives such as service development and teaching/training.


You will join a friendly, committed and innovative department which provides local, regional and national services through direct patient care, consultation and supervision within general paediatrics as well as many specialist services. You will be joining a substantial professional network at the Trust of over 40 child clinical psychologists, systemic family therapists and child psychotherapists working across physical and mental health services, both inpatients and in the community. Our departmenthas strong links to the University of Sheffield applied psychology training programme.

Continuing professional development is encouraged and the post will provide a wide range of experience to support your professional development to be the clinical psychologist you aspire to be.

Sheffield itself is a wonderful community, known as ‘The Outdoor City’, and offers a rare mix of both the perks of city living and country escapism with its close proximity to the Peak District.

If you feel this role excites you and is a good fit, we welcome and look forward to receiving your application. Informal contact is encouraged.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

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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