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Clinical Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 317-2021-35-11-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Psychology - PC Mental Health
317 newcroft
£40,057 - £53,219 per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

We are looking for Clinical or Counselling Psychologists to join our Primary Care Mental Health Team. Applicants must demonstrate essential requirements from the job description, key elements of this include

• Doctoral level training in Clinical Psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
• Registered with HCPC
• Doctorate level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology.
• Experience of specialist psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and inpatient settings.

We would also welcome applications from people who do not yet meet the essential requirements, as there is potential to appoint at a Band 7 with a development plan and funding for additional training to support this development. For progression to Band 8a you would be expected to meet the essential criteria within 2 years of appointment.

Talking Helps Newcastle is an alliance between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear Mental Health Trust and Insight Health Care. This contract is with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Service is an integrated IAPT and Primary Care service and we provide a range of services to people living in Newcastle upon Tyne using a Stepped Care framework of service delivery. As well as providing one to one psychological interventions through our varied workforce we also provide a range of educational and group based psychological treatments, and computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The service is multi-disciplinary and includes Counsellors, Primary Care Mental Health Workers, Clinical Psychologists, CBT Therapists, High Intensity Psychological Therapists, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Assistant Psychologists.

We have diverse Psychology Team, using a range of approaches for clinical work, including CBT, CAT, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, ACT and EMDR. This is an exciting time to join the team as we develop our links with the new Primary Care Networks and developing the service provided by the psychologists and mental health workers to provide more flexible and responsive treatment plans for patients.

The Psychologists in the team provide direct clinical assessments and interventions for patients with complex needs. They are also involved in service development projects and there are opportunities to carry out service based research. We have excellent links with colleagues in secondary and tertiary care and also with Newcastle University. Clinical supervision is given a high priority within the service and we endeavour to provide supervision that is linked to developmental needs and interests.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLeahan GarrattJob titleClinical LeadEmail addressleahangarratt@nhs.netTelephone number0191 282 6600Additional contact information


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