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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2020.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-493

Employer:
West London NHS Trust
Department:
Add Prof Scientific and Technic
Location:
Psychology, SOUTHALL
Salary:
£44,606 to £50,819 pa plu

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 Ealing 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.


Acute Mental Health Services, Inpatient Psychology, Mental Health Unit, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith and Fulham.

An exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic and motivated psychologist who would like to develop their clinical skills in an acute inpatient mental health setting.

If you are a pioneer of improving quality, safety and service user experience, and thrive on raising the profile of psychological practice this is an exciting time to come and work in acute inpatient services. Current priorities in this service line include developing the inpatient model of care to increase therapeutic interventions offered by the wider MDT, embedding a number of guiding principles including: formulation driven care, proactive and positive care, trauma-informed care and least restrictive practice.

Broadly speaking, the post is intended to support the development of psychological thinking and practice across the Mental Health Unit. There are 2 male acute wards, a female acute ward and a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at the unit. You will provide input to 2 of these units. The role will involve a combination of direct work and indirect work. You will contribute a psychological opinion at all relevant MDT forums, facilitate team case formulation meetings and reflective practice, provide clinical supervision to trainee psychologists, ensure appropriate governance around psychological practice, develop and deliver training, and support the teams with evaluation. Experience in acute adult mental health is desirable but not essential.

There is a small team of inpatient psychologists working across 3 sites but it is likely that the psychology resource will increase. In addition to regular clinical supervision with the Consultant Clinical Psychologist, the inpatient psychologists meet on a monthly basis for peer supervision and for half a day of inpatient specific CPD. The Trust is normally successful with funding bids for training in DBT, ACT and CBT for Psychosis and you would be eligible to apply for these to support your development. The Trust also provides training in Quality Improvement and you would be encouraged to undertake this.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail please contact Dr Stuart Reid, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, lead psychologist for Acute Mental Health Services on 07703 454 392 or email Stuart.Reid@Westlondon.nhs.uk




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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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