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Highly Specilaist Clinical Psychologist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a creative problem solver, who enjoys working with both patients and systems? Would you thrive in a servicethat welcomes innovation, with greater freedom to truly focus on client need, to identify and work with the unmet needs of some of our most marginalised patients?

We are looking to recruit an 8a Clinical / Counselling Psychologist to our High Intensity User Team (HIUT) within the Liaison Team at Royal London Hospital. Our friendly supportive team aims to enhancemanagement and treatment of frequent attenders to Royal London Hospital's A& E. We use flexible, creative and person-centered approaches, resulting in a stimulating working environment with lots of multiagency working and opportunities for teaching, consultation and leadership.

Main duties of the job

Main duties
  • 1:1 client work - engagement, formulation, treatment
  • Attending and contributing to fortnightly multiagencymeetingwithwider service stakeholders todiscussspecific clients
  • Understanding and negotiating with wider systems to help support clients' needs to be met in more appropriate ways
  • Supporting a change in narrative around these clients, enhancing hope within the system network
  • Systems work with clients' extended service network: consultation, leadership, arranging and participating in professionals meetings
  • Joining in regular discussion with HIUT staff to support their work
  • Providing teaching and training to local stakeholders about our work and approaches
  • Supervising the Assistant Psychologist, including (with the service lead) overseeing their work maintaining the service evaluation database
  • Supervising a Clinical Psychology Trainee (third year, year long placements)

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details and description of this post, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • Registered with Health Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Clinical supervision training for doctoral psychology trainees.


  • Further training in brief interventions (ACT, CBT, Solution focused therapy).
  • Additional relevant clinical and/or managerial knowledge and skills acquired through continous professional development.



  • Experience of working as a specialist clinical psychologist in a health setting.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of service user groups across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision


  • Experience of working with complex and vulnerable patient groups e.g. drug and alcohol services, homeless, personality disorder.
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multidisciplinary care/ health services
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts.

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult - to - treat groups (e.g. chronic pain, complex needs, self-harm, personality disorder psychosis, dual diagnosis, persons with additional disabilities, long term health conditions).
  • Highly developed knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialised psychological therapies - preferably CBT and one other. Knowledge of the academic literature of the specialism.
  • Highly-developed skills in the effective communication of highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to a wide variety of recipients in a range of settings within and outside the NHS, including the ability to produce comprehensive and coherent letters, reports and associated documentation.
  • Ability to support and co-ordinate the work of psychology colleagues within the team/service.


  • Highly-developed skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management, including the use of theoretical models to analyse information and to develop formulations upon which to base choice of treatment.
  • Highly-developed communication skills at overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance.
  • Skills in providing advice and consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Working knowledge of the practices and approaches of other key disciplines, professions and agencies involved in the care and management network, including medical, employment, social, educational and criminal justice systems.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal London Hospital

Whitechapel Road


E1 1FR

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