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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 333-G-CA-0537

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Psychology
West Middlesex University Hospital, London
£49,349 - £55,562 pa inc pro rata

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 to recruit an experienced clinical psychologist ready to move on to an 8a post. This is a 0.6 wte, permanent post in the Paediatric Psychology Service at West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham, Middlesex (WMUH), with the possibility of funding for a further 0.2wte 8a permanent sessions to provide a psychology service to general paediatrics being
agreed in the near future. The West Middlesex service is part of the Central and North West London Mental Health Foundation Trust (CNWL) Paediatric  & Child Development Psychology Section. 

You will have a significant year’s post qualification experience in child/paediatric psychology, with some experience of working in diabetes being desirable. You will be an integrated member of the Paediatric Diabetes Team, providing inpatient and outpatient services to young people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. This post's wte has recently been increased to better meet the needs of this population within the requirements of the Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Diabetes in UK. You will be supervised and supported by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist on site and supervising Clinical Psychology trainees from UCL, UEL and Holloway University Doctoral courses.

You will have an interest in applying a range of psychological models in a flexible way, working directly with children, young people and their families. There will be indirect work via liaison and consultation with multidisciplinary teams and external agencies. Part of your role will be staff support, providing debriefs and regular reflective practice to teams, as well as MDT teaching. You will need to be able to work independently, as at times you will be the only Paediatric Psychologist on site. West Middlesex University Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital merged in 2015, maintaining close links with the Chelsea and Westminster Paediatric Psychology Team. We meet regularly with colleagues within the CNWL Paediatric Section which provides CPD and peer support for acute hospitals across the Trust, creating a large supportive network of Paediatric Psychologists.

Start date as soon as possible in Spring 2020 in order to minimise any gap in service provision.

Interview date 4 March 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries are warmly encouraged-please contact Dr Michele Amos, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at West Middlesex University Hospital 0203 321 6503 or

Sue Bodger, Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Manager for CNWL Paediatric & Child Development Psychology Services 0203 315 8972

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.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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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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