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Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Paediatric Diabetes Service
Band 7
Fixed term
18.75 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Cornwall Hospital
£31,696 to £41,787 pa pro rata
17/01/2018 23:59



Fixed term contract for six months with a potential to go permanent.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Psychologist to join the Paediatric Diabetes team based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. The purpose of the role is to provide a clinical psychology service to children and adolescents with psychological problems associated with the diagnosis of diabetes. The post-holder l will provide highly specialist psychological assessment and therapy on an individual or group basis: and offer advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.


The successful candidate will be working in the acute hospital setting and in a variety of community locations. You will have responsibility for assessing and evaluating   young people’s psychological needs through annual review: and provide appropriate individual or group-based interventions for those who require them. The current Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse will provide supervision, professional support and guidance on the diabetes-specific aspect of the role. You will also have regular clinical supervision from a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to support your clinical practice and professional development. You will need to possess skills to manage your own time effectively and have a flexible approach to your work as this may sometimes need to be delivered be in peripheral settings.


This is currently a 18.75 hours per week Band 7 post but there are service plans to develop the psychology resource to the team with the planned extension to its remit in 2018. Why not join us now and help to shape what happens next?

 Ability to travel independently across the County to fulfil the requirements of the post is essential.

Flexible working pattern

Disability confident employer

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

or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Anita England, Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist, on 01872 254567. For discussion around the Psychology aspect of the role, please contact Dr. Mike Hodgkinson on 01208 834250