Paediatric Clinical Psychologist in Neuromuscular Disease, with option to undertake a PhD

Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary
Up to £47,126 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
Posted
28 Apr 2022
Closes
28 May 2022
Discipline
Clinical, Education
Contract Type
Contract

Paediatric Clinical Psychologist in Neuromuscular Disease, with option to undertake a PhD

John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, Newcastle University

3 years fixed term, full time (part time or job share may be considered)
Up to £47,126 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
The role

An exciting opportunity to take on a new role in a world-renowned centre of excellence for research in neuromuscular disease and develop your psychology career in health settings. This post will be based at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre (JWMDRC) at Newcastle University and will play a key role in establishing and delivering models of psychosocial intervention and support for children and young people diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and their families. 
Psychological support and intervention for DMD from the point of diagnosis has been identified as a critical area of care that is currently significantly lacking. The JWMDRC has received charity funding as part of a standards of care project called DMD Care UK for a full-time paediatric clinical psychologist post with opportunity to also undertake a PhD alongside a similar post at UCL Hospitals Trust in London in adult clinical psychology. The post (and the PhD) will give the opportunity to conduct research which will inform therapy decisions and impact UK care recommendations for DMD. 

You will also be part of the Clinical Research Team at the JWMDRC. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of DMD and other neuromuscular diseases through working alongside paediatric and adult neurologists who are international experts in this field. 

You will approach this opportunity from a paediatric clinical psychology background preferably with experience working with children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

You will have post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent) as recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council
You will be registered as a clinical psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The post is available full time for 3 years starting as soon as possible.
For informal enquiries/a full job description please contact catherine.turner@ncl.ac.uk 

If you would like more information about the upcoming adult clinical psychology post based in London, please register your interest by emailing catherine.turner@ncl.ac.uk 

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