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Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health Services
Band 8a
Fixed term: 12 months (until end of November 2021)
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Douglas House
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
20/01/2021 23:59

**This post is Fixed-Term until the end of November 2021**

The Staff Mental Health Service (SMHS) is a new multi-disciplinary team providing specialist mental health input to NHS staff with moderate to severe mental health needs in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The team includes clinical nurse specialists, psychiatry, clinical psychology, an occupational health nurse and administrators. The service is delivered across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for staff working for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge Community Services, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, and Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust.  In order to be accessible to staff across a large geographical area most of the SMHS input is delivered remotely. This also ensures continuity of provision regardless of COVID-19 restrictions in the community.

SMHS forms part of a network of staff support services developed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trusts and the team works closely with Occupational and Mental Health Services to facilitate access to the SMHS. The clinical psychologist will have extensive knowledge and experience of assessment and formulation with post qualification training and expertise in delivering evidence based psychological therapies. They will have experience of multi-disciplinary adult mental health services and supervision of staff. They will provide a direct clinical service, managing the requirements of confidentiality, maintaining records, and contributing to data collection, service evaluation and research. The post holder will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to develop effective working relationships across the wide range of services and Trusts linked to the SMHS.

The SMHS is part of the Adult and Specialist Services Directorate, and is a distinct service within the organisation, linked to the Psychological Medicine Service. The administrative base is in Cambridge.

The service has been operational since September 2021. There is flexibility to appoint full time or part time candidates to the role. This is an excellent career development opportunity, and the successful candidates will be supported by senior colleagues. The Consultant Clinical Psychologist will provide clinical supervision.

For CPFT internal candidates the post may be filled as a secondment with the agreement of your manager.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Zoe Martin - Principal Clinical Psychologist in Major Trauma

Psychological Medicine, Liaison Psychiatry Service


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501