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Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

West London NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Full Time
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to take a key clinical role in the development of psychological care pathways for the St Mary's Hospital Major Trauma Centre. We are looking for a psychologist to contribute to the implementation of the integrated psychological model of care, working in partnership with psychology leads and the Major Trauma team.

New Major Trauma Psychology teams are being created at each of London's four major trauma centres. This role will help implement inpatient and outpatient follow-up screening and treatment pathways for survivors of major trauma. As well as an active clinical role, there will opportunities for supervision, support and training to assistant psychologists, working within the MTC pathways.

The post-holder will be a member of the Clinical Health Psychology & Neuropsychology Department, and will be joining our newly-established Major Trauma Psychology team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have experience in working in relevant health settings as part of an MDT.

The main duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with the Major Trauma Psychology team and the Major Trauma Centre (MTC) MDT to deliver new psychological pathways of car
  • Provide clinical support to patients and their families on the newly established Major Trauma psychology pathways, on both an inpatient and outpatient basi
  • Support the development of a psychological milieu and a trauma-informed approach to care
  • Undertake complex assessments and intervention strategie
  • Offer consultancy and provide expert advice to MTC colleagues, and the wider clinical multi-professional team, other agencies and non-professional carers
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of education and training to the MTC MDT and for services on the wider NWL care pathways, where appropriate
  • Contribute to the coordination of the psychological response to major incidents in London

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, 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 more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regards to the job description and the main responsibilities of the job please see attached Candidate Pack

Person Specification



  • Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996).
  • Registered with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Completion of formal training in supervision
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the HCPC and British Psychological Society.


  • Completion of post-doctoral training in relevant area.
  • Formal supervisor training



  • Assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist, within a medical setting or a directly relevant area of specialism
  • Experience of highly specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature following physical injury or in the context of a complex medical condition.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
  • Experience of working with, and addressing issues of diversity, including experience of working with a multicultural framework.
  • Experience of service development


  • Experience of teaching and training non-psychologist colleagues
  • Experience of supervising assistant psychologists.



  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology including highly developed knowledge of health psychology, rehabilitation, lifespan developmental psychology, models of psychopathology, clinical neuropsychology, and two or more distinct psychological therapies.
  • Evidence of continuing training in psychological practice through formal post-doctoral training (diploma/evidenced portfolio or equivalent), OR a combination of specialist short courses
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health issues.



  • Ability to develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship.
  • Skills in application of psychological interventions in a specialist area (e.g. adapting CBT and third wave approaches for medical settings)
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to effective team functioning.
  • Skills in consultation with psychology and non-psychology colleagues.

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


St. Marys Nhs Trust

Praed Street


W2 1NY

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