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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/03/2019.

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Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-177

West London NHS Trust
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CID Ealing East, Acton
£37,886 to £47,705 pa inc HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Band 7 Clinical Psychologist

Community Mental Health Services – Ealing, London


Hours Per Week: 37.5 Job Type: Permanent


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Psychologist to work within our expanding Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service. This is an all age Trust-wide service and the post-holder will play a key role in neuro-psychological assessment and diagnosis as well as in providing a comprehensive range of post-diagnostic therapeutic options, group, family and individual. This post will be based in the culturally diverse borough of Ealing, primarily in the community but with some input to the specialist in-patient wards. The post holder will have a responsibility for the provision to identified clients with dementia or possible dementia and their carers’. They will work with patients who also have co-existing mental health needs in addition to their cognitive difficulties. They will also help develop skills in the team in relation to understanding the psychological needs of these patients and their carers’ and also to developing the skills of other dementia care-givers as joint agency working becomes more integral to service provision.


The client population within the service includes people with a wide range of difficulties and the whole service works within a Recovery/Person Centred model. Whilst we as psychologists aim to work within proven effective modalities, it is also understood that to truly meet client needs, flexibility of approach is essential. There will also be an emphasis on working with staff, through supervision, training and joint working to maximize the potential for improving the psychological well-being of all patients and carers. Research activity is also encouraged and well supported through the Clinical Trials Unit which is part of the service. There is also active involvement of people with dementia and their family/friends in the service and a focus on improving access and services for people from hard to reach groups. Regular individual supervision from an experienced Clinical Psychologist would be provided. You would be part of a strong local psychology service and would also access wider Trust resources for professional support and continuing professional development.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details contact Helen Stirk, Clinical Psychologist at

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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