Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Southall, Greater London, England
£ 49349 - 55562 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019

Job Description

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.

We are excited to invite candidates to apply for the role Clinical Psychologist in the Ealing Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (ECATT) working within our adult Acute Mental Health Services. We offer community based crisis assessment, crisis intervention and brief therapeutic interventions to service users experiencing a significant crisis in their mental health and psychological wellbeing. We offer services to our service users for up to 12 weeks depending on their needs. The team receive a wide breadth of referrals which provides opportunities to work with a variety of presentations using different therapeutic approaches including DBT, CBT, ACT, CFT and Systemic models alongside other evidence based therapeutic models as appropriate.
We have been keen to focus on the development of our recovery focused work through brief therapeutic intervention pathways. We offer full model brief DBT programme as well as CBT and ACT informed interventions and we are keen to welcome a Clinical Psychologist to be a part of and lead on the therapeutic services we offer. The MDT team are particularly interested and keen to develop their therapeutic skill set to offer a more holistic approach to mental health recovery and therefore teaching and training will be a key element of this role.
Of particular interest this position will have significant opportunities to contribute to current exciting service development initiatives. For example, the development of more therapeutically informed Out of Hours services and the delivery of crisis services to older adults.
The role of the Clinical Psychologist in ECATT is focused on working as an integral member of the MDT team to ensure that a psychological perspective and formulation is considered. The Clinical Psychologist will work alongside and in parallel with all MDT practitioners including nursing, health care assistants and psychiatrists to support the development of effective and timely therapeutic assessments, formulations and interventions to our service users.
This role is particularly key to the development of the psychological skill set within the MDT by providing training, teaching, development sessions and complex case discussions within which practitioners can learn, develop and apply psychological understanding and skills.
The ECATT Clinical Psychologist also plays an important role in their relationship with the other local services such as IAPT, Recovery Teams, primary mental health services and specialist services such as Eating Disorders and Early Intervention for Psychosis services.
We work alongside the Clinical Psychology Doctoral, MSc, CBT and undergraduate courses in London and this role is vital in providing specialist supervision to Trainee and Assistant Clinical Psychologists as well as CBT practitioner trainees.
The Acute Mental Health Service team of Psychologists meet regularly for peer supervision and emphasise the importance of being a community of Psychologists who support each other in their practice and share areas of expertise and experience. We are aware of the importance of this support network and try to ensure that there are opportunities for socials too.
We hope this has given you an overview of the team and the role. If you have any further questions, please do get in touch and we would be happy to arrange a time to talk this through some more.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Nicole Stokoe, Principal Clinical Psychologist, CATT, West London NHS Trust: Applyor n

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