Clinical Psychologist, Band 8a

Acquired Brain Injury

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£18,850 - £21,287 p.a.


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

The Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service is offering the fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 8a Specialist Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist This post would also be suitable for a Band 7 Clinical Psychologist with the opportunity to work towards a Band 8a post. Please do contact us to discuss for further information.

You will be a specialist Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist with experience in neurological rehabilitation or neuropsychology and be able to demonstrate excellent communication and team working skills with a flexible and innovative approach. You will work both autonomously and jointly with other disciplines to provide highly specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation programmes for individuals with acquired brain injury or neurological conditions.

You will be joining an established, forward thinking and committed multi-disciplinary team, who provide rehabilitation to adults with an acquired brain injury living in Dorset. Our aim is to enable our clients to maximise their independence and improve their quality of life through seamless discharge from hospital or rehabilitation in the community.

As part of the role, you will be expected to work in collaboration with the clinical and service lead demonstrating clear leadership within the MDT and have substantial experience in service development, clinical audit and clinical supervision.

The team offers personal and professional development opportunities and a supportive, friendly and stimulating work environment.

This is a part time role, 15 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be based in Poole and but will travel across Dorset as the service requires.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Birgit Gurr, Consultant Clinical Neuro Psychologist and ABIRS Clinical Lead on 01202 308 007.

Additional contact information: Emily Stephens, Team Manager on 07717782728.

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.



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Job Reference

Reference: 152-C598.21

Closing Date: 2022-04-12

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