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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 333-J-BR-0344-A

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Psychology
15 Brondesbury Road, Kilburn, London
£43,712 - £49,325 pa inc

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

We are looking for an innovative, motivated and enthusiastic clinical psychologist to work in the Brent Adult Psychology Service as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary service. The Adult Psychology Service provides mental health services for adults within the community. The team provides psychological input, including assessment and treatment (group, individual and family), for people aged 18 and over who present with severe and enduring mental health problems including psychosis and its associated difficulties e.g. anxiety, depression and personality disorder.

The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical psychology services to improve short and long-term outcomes for service users experiencing problems associated with psychosis and complex mental health problems. The post holder will be expected to provide specialist psychological assessment and effective evidence based interventions (including neuropsychological assessment, formulation and care planning where appropriate) and advice, consultation and training on aspects of psychological care to colleagues from other disciplines as well as advice, family interventions and consultation to non-professional carers.

Joining our Adult Psychology Service offers the opportunity to utilise and develop your skills in psychosocial interventions for psychosis, including Family Intervention and CBTp, and for working with multi-disciplinary teams. You will be part of a supportive group of psychologists, with good supervision structures and access to opportunities within the borough and wider trust for development of special interests and the sharing of specialist knowledge.

The post holder will have experience of working with people who have severe and enduring mental health problems (across the age span). Excellent psychological assessment and intervention skills are required, especially in the delivery of NICE compliant recommended interventions. They will be expected to contribute to and initiate service developments related to psychological care. Experience in delivering CBT and interest in family work is essential, and the successful applicant will also ideally have experience of working within a secondary care context.

The post holder will have a strong commitment to recovery, multi-disciplinary working, service user involvement, and working with people who are cautious about engaging with mental health services. Strong team skills and the ability to work through consultancy with other staff members will be essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Dr Tracy Chotoo

Job title Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Email address

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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