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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Salary:
£49,349 - £55,562 pa inc
Location:
Kingsbury
Company:
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a 1.0 wte

Brent Memory Service, Fairfields House, Fairfields Crescent, Kingsbury, NW9 0PS

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Brent Older Adults Service as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Memory Service.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering highly specialised psychological assessment and interventions for people with suspected dementia and with a diagnosis of dementia. This includes neuropsychological assessment, psychological consultation and training, and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy groups. There is opportunity to be involved in a new specialist service for supporting Care Homes with behaviours that challenge, drawing on the Newcastle model.

The post-holder will supervise assistant and trainee psychologists. They will contribute to the continued development of the service and have opportunities to develop their clinical knowledge and skills. This post is ideal for someone who is motivated, innovative and enthusiastic with the ability to deliver a high quality individualised service.

The Brent Memory Service is a multidisciplinary team offering assessment for dementia and post-diagnostic support. It works closely with community services to support the wellbeing of people diagnosed with dementia and their carers. The successful applicant will join the Brent Older Adults Psychology team and receive supervision on site from the Lead Older Adults Clinical Psychologist. In addition the post holder will be a member of a large Trust network of older adult psychologists, who meet regularly for professional meetings and CPD sessions.

Our team is active in several research and quality improvement (QI) projects and the post-holder will have the opportunity to join these and develop their skills in QI, working with a very motivated and enthusiastic team.

Brent is a vibrant multicultural area of London, which is working towards accreditation as a dementia friendly borough and has been announced as the London Borough of Culture for 2020.

Closing date

Please note this vacancy might close prior to this date if a large number of applications are received.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Dr Sarah Johnson (Brent OA Lead Clinical Psychologist) on 0208 206 3950 or email sarah.johnson19@nhs.net



CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. You can become a member by visiting our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST OFFERS GENEROUS GOLDEN HELLO'S FOR SOME ESSENTIAL ROLES AND A GENEROUS RELOCATION PACKAGE TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES - SUBJECT TO ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT

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