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Principle Lead Clinical Psychologist

West London NHS Trust
£59,731 to £68,829 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly enthusiastic Principal Lead Clinical Psychologist to join a dynamic team of professionals and contribute to the provision and development of the wider service here in Hounslow.

Employment is held by West London NHS Trust, but the role is working in the neighboring borough's Hounslow Adult Learning Disability Health Team.

The service has very close working relationships with social care colleagues as well as partners in primary and secondary care settings. The aim of always providing a person-centered response based on identified service user need.

As the senior psychologist in the service, you are well placed to innovate and to actively take the service forwards with colleagues and delivery services in creative and new ways for service users and their families.

In October 2021, the service received a 'highly commended' accolade from PrescQIPP (national pharmacy awards) for the work we undertook in relation to the national STOMP programme and medication reduction programme where we witnessed incredible results.

Main duties of the job

You will undertake specialist assessments, formulations and implement plans for the formal treatment and management of a service user's needs, based on an appropriate conceptual framework and employ methods based on evidence-based practice with appropriate risk management plans in place.

In addition, you will work with families, carers and the 3rd sector partners to enable people who use our services to live as independent a life as possible within the community and to stay local. There will be opportunities to participate in service developments and to undertake clinical audit. The service is committed to developing its staff and have a range of learning opportunities available which are identified through the personal development (PDP) process.

Hounslow is a lively and dynamic west London borough and is one of the most ethnically and socially diverse areas of the capital. The majority of the work is centered locally; however, there is very occasional out of Borough work for residents that are the responsibility of the NW London Integrated Care System (ICS) - Hounslow area (Transforming Care cases)

If you're up for a professional challenge and have a genuine desire to develop and deliver services in innovate ways, then we would like to hear from you.

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 the detailed job description and main responsibilities please refer to the file attached to this vacancy,

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral level training in clinical/ counselling psychology (including specifically models of:- oPsychopathology oPsychometrics oNeuropsychology Two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the HCPC and BPS
  • HCPC registered as a Practitioner Psychologist
  • Qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology
  • Further training and qualification in autistic spectrum conditions (e.g. autism diagnostic interview - revised and autism diagnostic observation schedule)
Experience Essential
  • Must have substantial post qualifying experience of:- oSpecialist psychological assessment, formulation, and treatment of service users across the full range of care settings oWorking with people who have learning disabilities/autism and both oWorking with a wide variety of service user groups across the learning disability spectrum with a full range of needs (including behaviours that challenge, mental health, abuse etc)
  • Exercising full clinical responsibility for service users psychological care as a case coordinator
  • Experience of conducting and leading on research and audit
  • Experience of quality improvement (QI) initiatives and other service development work
  • Highly experienced in risk assessment, management and planning
  • Significant experience of liaising and joint working with statutory, voluntary and 3rd sector organisations (care without boundaries)

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