Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Band 8a

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Band 8a
Part time 18.75 hours per week
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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum pro rata
08/05/2019 23:59

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 four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General 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 Value 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 significant 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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving department of Psychological Medicine in a large University Hospital NHS Trust.  Due to service expansion, we are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Clinical Psychologist to provide clinical input to the specialist Pain Rehabilitation Team based in the Physiotherapy Department at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.  The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre has a world-class reputation for excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation.   


Clinical Psychology services for patients suffering with Chronic Pain have been provided for many years at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC), and we have strong links with the Oxford Pain Management Centre (medical pain clinic) based at the Churchill Hospital across the road.  Patients are seen from across Oxfordshire and surrounding counties.  There is an expectation that the post-holder will work with a high degree of professional autonomy and help to deliver our exciting new satellite service that we are running fom the Horton Hospital in Banbury.


Evidence-based psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Acceptance-Based therapies (ACT) are integrated within a multidisciplinary Pain Management Service.  You will be supported and managed by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the pain service, and will work alongside very supportive Specialist Pain Physiotherapists, many of whom have undergone training in Mindfulness and Psychological treatment approaches.  Pain Psychology input is offered as a tertiary level service as referrals are only accepted from other members of the Pain team, ensuring specialist medical and physical assessment and intervention has been completed.  You will be involved in delivering group-based pain rehabilitation programmes, and carrying out individual and joint assessments, and one-to-one psychological therapy.  Psychology is highly valued within the team and there is plenty of opportunity for you to develop your consultation, supervision, and teaching skills.  Previous experience of working in an acute hospital setting and within the field of pain is desirable, but not essential, as additional training will be provided by the specialist pain rehabilitation team. 


You will join a wider Department of Psychological Medicine which offers an integrated Psychology and Psychiatry service to the inpatients and outpatients of all four of our Hospitals.  Within the Department of Psychological Medicine, Clinical Health Psychologists and Neuropsychologists provide input to adults and children from a variety of medical and surgical specialities including; neurology, diabetes, respiratory medicine, dermatology, infectious diseases, chronic pain, bariatrics, sexual health, oncology and palliative care.  


Oxford University Hospitals Trust actively encourages and supports supervision and CPD. We have strong academic links and are very active in audit and research.  We take trainees from the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, as well as offering year-long placements for Psychology undergraduate students on 4-year degree courses. 


Closing Date: 8/5/2019

Planned Interview Date: 24th May 2019

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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

Being based in the city of Oxford, means we are easy to reach and have excellent access to London. .


For an informal visit (which is strongly advised) or any questions, please contact Dr Sandra Wiltshire, Lead Psychologist for the Pain Service (Tel: 01865 738081, Email: Sandra.Wiltshire@ouh.nhs.uk) OR, Ian Baker, Lead for Adult Psychology, Department Psychological Medicine (Tel: 01865 234613, Email: Ian.Baker@ouh.nhs.uk).