Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Psychologist

Main area
Psychological Medicine
Part Time 15 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
Band 7 or 8a
17/01/2018 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


This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving department of Psychological Medicine in a large University Hospital NHS Trust. We are looking for an enthusiastic and able individual to provide clinical input to the multidisciplinary Pain Management Service at the Churchill Hospital. 

Clinical Psychology services for patients suffering with Chronic Pain have been provided for many years at the Churchill Hospital, and we have strong links with the Pain Rehabilitation service at the specialist Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. Patients are seen from across Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. 

Evidence-based psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Acceptance-Based therapies (ACT) are integrated within a multidisciplinary care package offered by Anaesthetists, Specialist Nurses and Physiotherapists.   We are developing a multidisciplinary pain assessment clinic with psychology an integral part of the initial consultation, with additional external supervision and support as we move to this new, exciting, way of working.  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 the field of pain is desirable but not essential, as we are able to give internal and external support and supervision for those new to the field.  This post provides the opportunity to progress to band 8a within a competency based framework over a set period of up to 18 months.

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. 

For an informal visit or any questions please contact 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). 

Closing Date: 17 January 2018
Interview Date(s) 30 January 2018

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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