Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Psychology
Band 7
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Childrens Pyschology A70220
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
29/04/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx




The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services including a thriving psychological presence across a range of services. The Trust is a nationally recognized centre for medical education, professional training and research.


This is an exciting opportunity for a part time clinical psychologist to join our established Children’s Psychological Medicine services based within the Children’s Hospital at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Psychology is a well-established and highly valued service within the Children’s Hospital and you will be joining a team of 14 whole time equivalent psychologists and 1.0 whole time equivalent psychiatrists working into a range of specialities. The Children’s Hospital forms part of the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network and the department has a strong commitment to research; there will be many opportunities for service development, research, publication and teaching across the Trust and beyond. The department also has close links with the Oxford Doctoral Training Course in Clinical Psychology and has a strong trainee presence.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic clinical psychologist to join our team of Paediatric Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists based at the Children’s Hospital Oxford (CHOX) to further build upon and enhance the clinical psychology service currently provided to the children’s large tertiary level neonatology service based at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford. Our neonatal unit provides care for up to 53 babies; taking babies from across our Thames Valley neonatal network. The role will involve working within the context of a strong multi-disciplinary team to enhance capacity to assess and meet the psychological needs of families and their infants within our family integrated model of care. The role will involve providing specialized psychological assessment, interventions and signposting to families for presenting issues such as difficulties around adjusting to and coping with their current situation, acute trauma, anxiety (sometimes within the context of ongoing perinatal mental health difficulties), and also to help support parents with difficulties in attachment and bonding. The role will seek to enhance our bereavement support pathway and provide both formal and informal support for staff on the unit.


This post is offered on a part-time basis, but should you be seeking a full-time position, please do contact us to discuss this, as additional sessional time may be available. The post is offered on a fixed term basis for 2 years in the first instance. Please note that all Trust band 7 psychology posts are offered on a 2-year preceptorship basis, with the opportunity to regrade to a Band 8a on satisfactory review and agreed extension of contract.


This post is being funded by the charity SSNAP (Support for Sick Newborns and their Parents) that is attached to the John Radcliffe Neonatal Unit.


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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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Karen Steinhardt, Lead for Children’s Psychological Medicine or Dr Jacinta Cordwell, Senior Clinical Psychologist on 01865 234187 or the following email addresses:



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