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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/01/2020.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 222-LS-501

West London NHS Trust
Clayponds Hospital, Ealing
£44,606 - £50,819 per ann

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.

West London NHS Trust is looking for a Clinical psychologist with a special interest in chronic pain. This is a new post created by the formation of Ealing Community Partners, a group of NHS, council and voluntary organisations working together to transform community health and care services within Ealing. This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new Clinical Health and Neuropsychology community service. The service provides psychological support for adults referred to Ealing Community partners who have a range of conditions including chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorder, diabetes, pulmonary disease, acquired brain injury and neurological disorders.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who will take a lead role in developing a new chronic pain pathway for patients referred from musculoskeletal services. The postholder will offer individual assessments, one-to-one therapeutic work and will be involved in the delivery of an evidence based pain management programme with the support of an assistant psychologist. They will work closely with their physiotherapy colleagues to identify suitable patients for psychological intervention, promote psychologically informed practice, and provide supervision, training and consultation on psychological aspects of pain management to other health professionals and psychologists in the service.

The role will include opportunties to carry out work with patients with a range of other health conditions and develop links with existing IAPT service in Ealing.

We are looking for someone who has excellent clinical skills, experience of working with chronic pain and long-term health conditions, the ability to communicate clearly to a wide range of professionals and an enthusiasm for service development. Experience of providing training and supervision to a variety of health professionals will be an advantage.

There will be access to regular clinical supervision from a senior clinical health psychologist, and a wide variety of CPD opportunities.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Dr Emma Reynolds, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist on 07512 191 505

or Ruth Dennis, Head of Psychology for the Psychological Medicine Service

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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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