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The University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group is delighted to be working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and the East Midlands Cancer Alliance to increase the psychological support for people living with cancer.

This role offers the opportunity for a mix of face-to-face and virtual outpatient sessions, as well as some inpatient work. The service is well regarded and highly valued by the cancer teams within the hospitals, consistently receiving extremely positive feedback from patients. The post-holder will contribute to ensuring the service can continue to respond to referrals in a timeous manner, ensuring patients receive specialist psychological input when they most need it.

We are looking to recruit two committed, compassionate, and enthusiastic clinical psychologists to join the psycho-oncology services at Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital.

We would also welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists who would be... appointed at a band 7 with a development plan in place to support them to working towards 8a on a preceptorship basis.

The post holder will work as part of the cancer multidisciplinary team, providing Level 3/4 psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions, in line with the service model recommended by NICE (2004) and the EMCA Psychosocial Care Model (2020) for the provision of psychological care to people living with cancer.

The post holder will also support the delivery of supervision, consultation and teaching to the hospital-based Level 2 Practitioners such as Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists, as well as providing support to other staff within oncology services and the wider hospital cancer team as appropriate.

The post holder will work closely with the service lead to develop and implement the service across the County and will have opportunities to contribute to the future development of the service.

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone’s full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Annie Jones Job title: Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 01604 545848

For further information please contact Annie Jones, Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NGH, on 01604 545848

or Dr Charlotte George, Macmillan Principal Clinical Psychologist, KGH, on 07966 145549
Northampton UK


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