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Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist (Band 8b)

Job Reference: 317-2019-17-048

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Psychology - Neuropsychology
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£52,306 to 60,983 pro rata, per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

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.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to develop a service within Neuropsychology for people who experience Non-epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD). You will be working within the Adult Neuropsychology Team to set up, deliver and evaluate a service offering psychological support and intervention for people with NEAD.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join the Psychology in Healthcare Service at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to work within Adult Neuropsychology at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. This post offers a new and exciting opportunity to develop a specialist service for adults, within the region, who experience non-epileptic attacks. The Adult Neuropsychology service is well established in providing a specialist service to the Regional Neurosciences Centre with access to specialist clinical and research facilities and links with local Universities.

You will be joining a highly motivated and supportive team to develop, deliver and shape this new service. You will be part of the large and innovative Psychology in Healthcare service, comprising adult, pediatric and primary care mental health sections and delivering services to local, regional and national populations.

The successful applicant will have considerable experience of working with adults who present with non-epileptic attacks and functional neurological disorders and will lead service development for this patient group. They will be skilled in psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment and be responsible for the efficient delivery of psychological care. They will work with colleagues in Neuropsychology and Neurosciences to review and evaluate the service and offer training and supervision to other professionals, as appropriate. They will have highly developed communication, organisational and team-working skills and line management experience.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to local and national developments in neuroscience and Psychology in Healthcare.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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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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