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Inpatient Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Acute Adult Inpatient Psychology
NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week (Over 5 days)
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Dudley & Walsall
£44,606-£50,819 per annum pro rata
25/10/2019 23:59
Interview date

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust employs around 1,100 staff based at 28 locations across Dudley and Walsall. This includes three hospitals: Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley, Dorothy Pattison in Walsall and Bloxwich Hospital for older adults in Bloxwich, Walsall

The Trust provides the following range of mental health services to around 560,000 children, adults and older people across Dudley and Walsall:

  • Community mental health services for children, adults and older people
  • Inpatient services for adults and older people at our three hospitals
  • Primary Care Mental Health services and Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health Social Care Services
  • Employment, education and training support for people with mental health problems
  • Specialist deaf services for children and young people with mental health issues

The Trust serves a very diverse population. Equality of opportunity is central to everything that we do, both as a service provider and as an employer.


Inpatient Psychologist Full Time (37.5Hrs Per Week)

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is a specialist provider of Mental Health services across the Dudley and Walsall areas of the Black Country. This is an exciting time to join this service area. Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) are due to become one organisation in April 2020 and a bid for additional psychology resource within acute for Dudley and Walsall is in development.

Recently assessed as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission, the Trust has also recently received sustained positive feedback from its staff in relation to its staff survey results.

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to join us in a Full Time capacity as an Inpatient Clinical Psychologist, based at our Dorothy Pattison Hospital site in Walsall.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to work as part of the Trust’s Inpatient and Home Treatment service line, which provides a comprehensive range of services across Dudley and Walsall.

We as a service are passionate about patient centered care and you would be working with an established multidisciplinary team of colleagues to provide care for Acute Inpatient service users with complex mental health needs. This would include direct and indirect therapeutic interventions. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to clinical psychology university programmes within the region and teaching within the Trust. There will be opportunities for service development and review, along with any audit and research opportunities that may appropriate as identified.

You will have a robust supervision process in place along with professional line management and you will be actively encouraged to continue your professional development and strive towards excellence in patient care.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please see the job description and person specification for further information. Please contact either Louise Glover (Principal Clinical Psychologist - Inpatients) on 07920 871554 or Debbie Cooper Head of Service tel no 01922 608466 for further discussion or to arrange an informal visit to the service.