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317 Psychology - PC Mental Health
Band 8a
Full or Part Time Hours
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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317 New Croft House
£45,753 to £51,668 pro rata, per annum
26/07/2020 23:59
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

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”.


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.

We are advertising a full time post but will consider applicants who would prefer part time hours.

We are looking for an 8a Clinical Psychologist to join our Primary Care Mental Health Team.  Talking Helps Newcastle is an innovative partnership between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear Mental Health Trust and Insight Health Care.  This is a strong and committed team, including Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Counsellors, CBT therapists, Primary Care Mental Health Workers and Clinical/Counselling Psychologists.   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 experiences considerable pressure on resources and we are constantly working to meet these demands in the most innovative way.

The Psychology team works within the wider stepped care service, offering psychological assessments and interventions at Step 4.  The psychologists play a pivotal role in the interface between primary and secondary care. A key part of this role is to develop and maintain strong relationships with Primary Care Networks and with Secondary Care Mental Health Services.  As well as providing one to one psychological interventions, the successful applicant will be involved in clinical audit and service development projects.

Applicants must demonstrate essential requirements from the job description, key elements of this include;

  • Doctoral level training in Clinical/Counselling Psychology as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Registered with HCPC – to be eligible for HCPC registration at appointment.
  • 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.

Interview Date:- Tuesday 11 August 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Leahan Garratt 0191 2826600