Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
Fixed Term 12 Months
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
TH Adult Mental Health Rosebank Ward
Rosebank Women's PICU
£46,897 to £54,983 pa HCA Inc.
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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.


Rosebank ward is an 11 bedded womens psychiatric intensive care unit. We serve the population of East London, and also take referrals from across the country.
Our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides comprehensive and evidence-based care for female patients (including pregnant women) experiencing serious mental disorders and displaying a significant risk to themselves and/or others.
The Rosebank PICU Team's recovery philosophy builds upon a framework of psychodynamic thinking with a trauma informed and attachment focused approach.
All our work is evidence-based but we believe we have taken a uniquely systematic approach to implementing this in practice by integrating creative approaches into care plans. Every woman contributes to her care plan which recognizes their personal goals and identifies areas where they may need additional support and input.
As a forward thinking and dynamic service, we are able to link acute adult services, the criminal justice system, forensic services and other specialist services such as personality disorder services, HIV teams, mother and baby units, midwifery services, peri-natal teams and sexual health services, thus fostering a wider multi-disciplinary team working approach.
We are looking for experienced individuals who wish to develop their career pathway and build upon existing skills and experiences.

The post would be suitable for an experienced Psychologist keen to take on the challenges of working in a diverse borough with very complex patients. Candidates should have an interest in and experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness and high comorbidity, with clients from a range of religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and working with staff teams to deliver psychologically informed care.

In collaboration with more senior staff the candidate will contribute to staff training and provide psychological advice (informal, ad hoc, and formal consultation) to other staff and support to service user family members.

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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

Rebecca Lingard, telephone 0208 121 5048, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127