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Clinical Health Psychology
Band 8a
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Clinical Health Psychology, 25 Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5LR
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum
Salary period
31/01/2022 23:59

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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

Highly Specialist Clinical / Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



***We would consider Internal and External Secondments***

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and innovative Clinical / Counselling Psychologist to join the Long Term Conditions arm of the Clinical Health Psychology Service (CHPS), to provide high quality clinical health psychology services to patients under the care of Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH).

This is a 1.0WTE Band 8a 1-year fixed term role, currently in RBH Diabetes & Endocrinology Service and it is hoped that this could be extended in the longer term. You will join a small team of psychologists (lead clinical health psychologist and assistant psychologist) in working with the Diabetes Service to establish and evaluate an enhanced care pathway for adults with challenging presentations of Type 1 Diabetes. You will be expected to offer assessments and interventions, as well as work with the hospital MDTs, including physicians, dietitians and specialist nurses, to offer a joined up, integrated service. You will also become a member of a busy and dynamic Clinical Health Psychology Service, and there may be opportunities to work in other health settings. If you would like to discuss opportunities, please do contact us.

About the Job

  • This is a 1.0WTE fixed term role (1 year).
  • You will work as a core member of the RBH Diabetes & Endocrinology Service (including medical consultants, dietitians, specialist nurses etc.).
  • You will work as a key part of the MDT, and provide highly specialist psychological assessments and intervention as appropriate, including indirect work.
  • You will liaise where necessary with other services, e.g. secondary mental health services, local IAPT service, to ensure that individuals with diabetes and endocrinological problems have access to timely and appropriate services, and with an integrated and holistic approach
  • There may be opportunities to work in other health settings.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary Band 8a
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support 
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more 

The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Doctoral level training in Clinical/Counselling Psychology, with HCPC registration
  2. Experience in, and passion for, working with people with long term physical health conditions.
  3. Experience working in multidisciplinary team settings in acute hospital care
  4. Ability to work with people with complex and comorbid presentations

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers. For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

If you would like to discuss opportunities, please do contact us and we’ll be delighted to help.

For any questions about the role, please contact Abigail Wroe 0118 929 6400

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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