- Band 8b
- Part time 18.75 hours per week
- BED Adult Psychology
- £47,092 to £58,217 pa
- 26/02/2018 23:59
ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.
ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.
We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.
Geographic areas our services cover
ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.
In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.
The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.
The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.
Looking for the next step in your clinical career? This is an exciting opportunity for career development alongside a great team of dedicated psychologists and mental health professionals! We are seeking an experienced psychologist or psychologists with excellent clinical skills and a strong drive for working collaboratively as part of teams and systems to develop and improve services. The Principal Clinical Psychologist role provides senior clinical and strategic input for our CMHTs based in Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard which provide services for adults with complex and severe mental health difficulties. The successful applicant will be experienced in working with this client group, and have a track record of working to develop and support multidisciplinary approaches and pathways. Experience in supervision, consultation, leadership, and service development is essential, along with highly developed clinical skills in assessment and intervention for people presenting in secondary care mental health services.
We also have another 8b Principal Clinical Psychologist (0.6 wte) for Inpatient wards available in the South Bedfordshire area and this is being advertised simultaneously. These posts could be combined for a full-time candidate, or separately filled by part-time post holders. Please indicate interest on application form.
Psychology and psychological therapies are valued within the Trust, with internal and external opportunities for specialist training and supervision relevant to the client group - recent and upcoming training include DBT, EMDR, CBT for psychosis and Family Interventions. Training in leadership and Quality Improvement are also available and strongly supported within psychology, with local successful projects having resulted in significant improvements in access times. The Trust has an excellent track record of meaningful service user participation and co-production, and psychology is involved in exciting initiatives such as the development of the Recovery College. Living in Bedfordshire and surrounds offers an affordable quality of life with excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the UK and Europe.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Sam VAUGHAN, telephone 07775 603008 , email Sam.Vaughan@nhs.net
If you have problems applying, contact
- 0207 655 4158