Principal Clinical Psychologist Band 8b

Band 8b

Main area
Psychology
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time 18.75 hours per week
Job ref
363-LB2948-C
Site
LUT Adult Psychology
Town
LUTON
Salary
£47,092 to £58,217 pa
Closing
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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.


 

We are seeking an experienced psychologist 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 will provide senior clinical and strategic input for our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, providing services for adults with complex and severe mental health difficulties. The successful applicant will be experienced in working in secondary care mental health settings, and have a track record of working to develop and support multidisciplinary approaches and pathways. Part of the role will involve the training and supervision of psychology staff and multidisciplinary colleagues in the provision of psychosocial interventions. Clinical provision will include assessment and formulation, individual, group and brief interventions.

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.

While offered as a part-time role, we have other opportunities currently and imminently available which could be combined for people who are seeking to work full-time, and would welcome the opportunity to discuss these with potential applicants. Living in Luton, Bedfordshire and surrounds offers an affordable quality of life with excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the UK and Europe.

Interviews will be held week commencing 19th February 2018

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Applicant requirements

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

Tim Sporle, telephone 07825009156 email timothy.sporle@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

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0207 655 4158