• This post is only open to internal applicants.

Highly Specialist Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Community Services
Band 8a
Fixed Term 12 Months
Part Time 22.5 Hours per week
Job ref
NEW Psychological Medicine
RAID Team, Newham University Hospital, Glen Rd, London
£44,955 to £53,041 pa HCA Inc. Will be pro rota
08/08/2018 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.


We are welcoming applications for a one-year fixed term post in an exciting project based in the Newham liaison psychiatry RAID service.  The project is to identify and work with a small cohort of service users who frequently attend A&E with physical health problems. 

Many of these patients are likely to have unmet psychological needs influencing their health-seeking behaviour.  Working alongside a full-time Band 7 nurse and a part-time consultant psychiatrist, the post holder will develop and deliver complex psycho-social formulations and interventions targeting an overall reduction in A&E attendance.  It will suit a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic psychologist.

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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

Ola Kurdelska, telephone 0207 540 6762, email ola.kurdelska@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127