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Band 8a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Palliative Care
Band 8a
Part time 30 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Free Hospital
£42,414 - £49,969 pro rata pa plus HCAS
20/11/2018 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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Highly specialist Clinical Psychologist in Palliative Care

Band 8A - O.8 WTE or 2 x 0.4 WTE job share

Department of Palliative Care (Hampstead and Barnet Hospital sites)


The Royal Free Palliative Care Team are psychologically minded team who have a proven track record of providing innovative, personalised palliative and end of life care to patients, and their carers, coping with advanced, progressive disease both malignant and non-malignant. We provide palliative care to patients and their families in the Royal Free Hampstead Hospital, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals and North Camden Community. We work in close collaboration and consultation with primary and community health care teams and hospital staff. A 0.8WTE clinical psychology post exists to cover the Hampstead and Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital teams and will provide level 4 support (NICE 2004) for patients and their families.  Please note that we are happy to consider 2*0.4WTE job share. The post holder will see patients only in the in-patient setting but will provide psychological supervision, education, and consultation to all team members. If the post holder takes this post as a job share then the post holder may need to cover six weekly clinical supervision of the palliative care team on the alternative hospital site in the post holder’s absence.  The post holder will receive clinical supervision, and can expect support from the team, the oncology service, and the wider trust.

 We will provide a supportive and imaginative environment in which to develop your skills. An active multi-professional audit and research programme is in place and the drivers for our operational and strategic development are the quality markers for end of life care.

 You should be creative, enthusiastic and motivated with:

  • Broad and extensive experience of working with acutely ill and terminally ill adults and their families in a variety of settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work both autonomously and as a team member
  • Training and experience of supervised practice in delivering at least two therapeutic treatment approaches - one of the treatment models must be systemic.


Closing date for applications:  (2 weeks from placement of advert)

Interviews: 5th December from 1.30 pm onwards.

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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

Informal visits/discussions welcome. Please call Jo Wilson Macmillan Nurse Consultant, Palliative Care Team on 020 7794 0500 ext 23304 or direct line 02078302905.

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