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Band 8a
12 months fixed term
7.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
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Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,414-£49,969 per annum (pro rata)
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Applied Psychologist

Band 8a

Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was formed on 1st October 2017 following the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). We are currently the largest Trust in the United Kingdom.

Our Hospitals:

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Wythenshawe Hospital
  • Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
  • Saint Mary’s Hospital
  • University Dental Hospital of Manchester
  • Withington Community Hospital
  • Altrincham Hospital

 Manchester Royal Infirmary is a major teaching hospital and is situated next to the campus of the Manchester Medical School and Manchester University. The bed complement of 1000 caters for acute surgical and medical services to the primary population served by the Trust and in addition the Trust houses regional services in nephrology, renal and pancreas transplantation.

The National Institute for Heath Research has recently allocated, through open competition, Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) status to the Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Manchester partnership. This achievement, allocated only to the leaders in scientific translation research, brings with it substantial levels of funding to translate fundamental biomedical research into clinical research that benefits patients. Our BRC status is as a specialist centre for Genetics and Developmental Medicine.

The Post

We are looking to recruit an engaged and experienced psychologist for a 12 month fixed term contract to develop and  test the feasibility of a brief psychological ‘prehab’

intervention to improve outcomes after knee surgery. The successful applicant will be responsible for training and supervising other hospital staff involved in the provision of perioperative care, typically medical and nursing staff, the allied professions such as physiotherapists and other psychologists, where appropriate. They will also provide a consultancy service to the above staff groups within primary and secondary care. 

You must be able to work autonomously within professional guidelines to utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development, conducting research and service evaluation within areas relevant to the Inpatient Pain Team. 

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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

Dr Chandran Jepegnanam, FRCA FFPMRCA,  


If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6196