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Psychologist Paediatric Diabetes

Band 8a

Main area
Paedatric Diabetes
Band 8a
Part time: 22.5 hours per week
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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Calderdale Royal Hospital/Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
£38,890 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
21/08/2020 23:59
Interview date

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a leader in the digital health revolution. With the launch of a full Electronic Patient Record in 2017 the Trust aims to be the safest, most efficient and patient centred Trust in the NHS. The launch is part of a 10-15 year ongoing project of modernisation with future opportunities for research, development in this rapidly developing field of medicine. Through working at CHFT you can be part of this innovative area aiming to bring safer and more effective care to our patients.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Psychologist to join the Children’s Diabetes Team at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust. The post will sit within a growing Clinical Health Psychology Department. This position is for a Band 7 or 8a depending on experience.

If a band 7 candidate is recruited, relevant training, support and experience will be provided to ensure the successful applicant is eligible to develop into the 8a clinical psychology role over the course of 24 months and subject to meeting the agreed criteria.

The post is specifically working into the Children's Diabetes team to deliver exceptional psychological care to children and their families. This post forms part of the ongoing development of our growing Clinical Health Psychology Service in conjunction with the well-established Clinical Health Psychology Service at Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospital Trust. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Children’s Diabetes multidisciplinary team, who greatly value the input of Clinical Psychology for their patients and staff.

The role will involve providing psychological services and clinical expertise to the Children’s Diabetes caseload including working with children and their families and carers. The successful candidate will work closely with specialist nurses and medical staff and a key aspect of the role is the provision of supervision, teaching, training, and consultation to the team. Service-evaluation and audit will also be an important and valued element of the role.

Clinical and professional supervision will be provided by a Principal Clinical Psychologist who specialises in paediatric diabetes and the successful applicant will be a member of the Clinical Health Psychology Department, which is a small but growing service, offering good opportunities for professional support and development.

This opportunity is suited to someone who is creative and innovative and can demonstrate excellent clinical, communication and leadership skills whilst demonstrating compassion and flexibility within this busy service.

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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

Sarah Schorah
Job title
Clinical Nurse Manager, Paediatric Diabetes Team
Email address
Telephone number
01484 342796
Additional information

Gill Harries  General Manager Children's and Women's 01422 224338

 Stephanie How Yaw  Lead Consultant for Diabetes Via switch board 01422 357171

Dr Hannah Gormley Principal Clinical Psychologist


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