Principal Clinical/Forensic Psychologist

Ealing, London, Greater London, England
£ 57049 - 65726 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019

Job Description

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated 'good' by the Care Quality Commission and 'outstanding' for caring and our forensic services.
We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, 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 children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.
Our national, specialist and forensic services include:
  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard's Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire
We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.
Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical or Forensic Psychologist, who is passionate about working with women who require secure care, to join the Women's Forensic Service within the West London Specialist and Forensic Service. This is a part time post (0.8wte) based on the Enhanced Medium secure wards in The Orchard Unit.

West London NHS Trust provides a broad range of forensic mental health care in adult male, female and adolescent services, across high, medium and low security settings, as well as in a community and court diversion setting. The trust provides specialist forensic mental health care across eight boroughs in North West London, in addition to national enhanced medium and high secure services.

The Orchard Unit is a purpose built women-only medium secure unit, where the emphasis is on relational security. It provides a twenty bedded national Women's Enhanced Medium Secure Service (WEMSS) and twenty five medium secure (MS) and fifteen low secure (LS) beds for patients from North West London. You will work within the Enhanced Medium secure wards with a warm, supportive and experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team. Within the Orchard we provide secure care for service-users, who have complex needs related to serious mental illness, personality disorder and offending behaviour, and we are committed to providing high quality, evidence based interventions within a recovery and trauma informed framework.

Working within the Women's service will provide you with the opportunity to work within the country's largest NHS provider of female medium / low secure services with women with diagnoses of personality disorders and /or mental illness who have a history of either offending or high risk behaviours. Alongside a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, you will be responsible for providing a high quality psychology service to 2 ten-bedded enhanced medium secure wards. As such you'll be able to utilise varied skills in assessment, formulation and group and individual evidence-based intervention tailored to meet the challenging needs of the inpatient client group. You will also be responsible for developing and implementing group based interventions for the Women's forensic service. The service is committed to Continual Professional Development to support you in developing your skills in working with women with complex needs.

You'll be part of a small but dedicated psychology team providing you with regular support and supervision as well as the opportunity to take on greater responsibilities and work with innovation and creativity. You will also have regular contact with a wider network of thirty psychologists and psychological therapists working across the West London Forensic Services to share learning and ideas. There are also many opportunities to work jointly with Arts Therapists, Family Therapists and the Drug and Alcohol Support Service. The service has excellent links with clinical and forensic training and MSc courses providing the potential for teaching, research and supervisory opportunities.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an HCPC registered Clinical or Forensic Psychologist who has an interest in carrying out immensely interesting and rewarding work with women in a secure setting. We welcome applications from highly-motivated and resourceful individuals who can demonstrate strong skills and/or interest in working with women with complex presentations.

For further information, please contact Dr Emma Fos

Ref: SF218

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