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Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Job Reference: 259-1937837RLH

Barts Health NHS Trust
Renal Nursing Specialist Care
Royal London Hospital, London
£44,347 - £50,549 pro rata per annum inc

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Band 7 - Part Time 22.5 hours per week - Fixed Term 11 months

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical or Counselling Psychologist to join us as part of the Renal Psychological Medicine service.

Our team is located within a large multi-disciplinary Renal Department, based primarily at The Royal London Hospital. This is an excellent opportunity to develop specialist psychological assessment, treatment, consultation and service development skills within a clinical health setting across inpatient wards, dialysis units and outpatient clinics. The post holder will be working alongside the Lead Clinical Psychologist to provide timely and accessible psychological support to adults with Chronic and End Stage Kidney Disease, their relatives and carers. Previous experience working with young people and adults with Long term Health Conditions is desirable but not essential.

A significant part of the role will involve supporting the Lead Psychologist to roll out a programme of training and staff support to nurses working across the 5 Hameodialysis units within Barts Health NHS Trust. Therefore some travel to our satellite dialysis units will be required.

Another key part of the role will be to help us to continue to develop psychoeducation programmes for patients transitioning on to different Renal Replacement Therapies (RRT; e.g. Peritoneal Dialysis, Haemodialysis, Live Kidney Donor Transplant), but also young people (16-18 years) transitioning from child to adult Renal services.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to adapt their psychological assessment and therapy skills to a fast paced clinical environment, and the confidence to contribute a psychological perspective to multi-disciplinary case discussion.

Access to regular and supportive clinical supervision will be provided and Continued Professional Development will be encouraged.


For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information about the post or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Siobhan Commins, Clinical Psychologist. or 0203 594 0627.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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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