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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 812-19-102-AS

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Musculoskeletal Persistent Pain
Kingsway Health Centre, Stevenage, Stevenage
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata

Voted one of the best places to work by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is one of a new generation of NHS Community Trust’s working across Hertfordshire. We provide a range of health services for adults and children who live across Hertfordshire.

Our services are vast and range from school nursing and health visiting for children and young people, to district nurses, diabetes services, rehabilitation in community hospitals, as well as other specialist services for adults and children. We deliver our services in people's homes, children's centres, local health centres and in its community hospitals. We employ around 2,500 members of staff who are at the forefront of NHS care and support.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.

Band 7 Clinical Psychologist- Musculoskeletal Service

ACTIVATE for CFS & Persistent Pain, E&N Hertfordshire, Kingsway Health Centre, Stevenage

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Band 7 Clinical Psychologist to join our CFS and persistent pain self management team.

We are a highly specialist multi-disciplinary out patient service, offering assessment and intervention for adults with CFS and / or persistent pain. The multi-disciplinary team consists of Clinical Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, as well as an administrator.

The service adopts a primarily hands off approach to treatment which is aimed at motivating and educating service users to manage their condition more effectively and utilises both individual and group based interventions. Close multi-disciplinary working within the team, is a key part of the service delivery and the successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the delivery of the Pain Management Programme as well as offering individual Psychology sessions and joint treatment sessions with other team members.

In addition to clinical work this post also involves close liaison with relevant medical consultants, GP’s and other health care professionals. In particular the team has recently been involved in a service re-design which has led to the development of new pathways of care for people with persistent pain in conjunction with, and alongside, the Musculoskeletal Service physiotherapy department. This is an extremely exciting development within the service and one which it is anticipated the successful applicant would be involved with.

It is expected that applicants will have excellent communication skills and experience in delivering interventions to both individuals and groups. As educating and working with other professionals is an expected and integral part of the role experience of, and commitment to, multi-disciplinary working is essential. The post holder will also be involved in the collation, analysis and presentation of data as well as participation in audit, research and service development. Regular supervision and CPD opportunities will be provided by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the service.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Proposed Interview date: 12th September

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Kim Morsley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist - ACTIVATE for CFS and Persistent Pain on 01438 847512 (

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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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