Principal Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 54764.0 - 63862.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 54764.0 - 63862.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
18 Jun 2022
Closes
17 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be responsible for the systematic provision of Specialist Inpatient Psychological Services to older people with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems within Kent.

To undertake high quality direct and indirect specialist psychology interventions, taking substantial professional responsibility and exercising autonomous judgement in matters of professional practice.

To ensure that psychological knowledge is applied to all stages of the dementia assessment and treatment pathway, including experienced application of neuropsychological assessment in dementia diagnosis, through to a more systemic formulation approach for behaviours that challenge, including in inpatient, domestic and care home settings.

To ensure clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.

To be responsible for regularly providing training placements for trainee clinical psychologists (and/or Clinical Associate Psychologists) in this specialism and providing professional support, guidance and leadership to other psychological staff in this specialism, possibly including leadership of psychological staff in a nearby locality.

See job description attached for more details.

Person specificationQualificationsEssential criteria

  • Post graduate doctorate in clinical/counselling psychology or equivalent

Desirable criteria
  • Further post-doctoral training/qualification relevant to the post, e.g., neuropsychology, dementia and behaviours that challenge and/or NICE accredited psychological therapies.


ExperienceEssential criteria
  • Substantial post qualification mental health experience including with older people, those with severe and enduring MH difficulties and those with cognitive impairment and other disabilities.
  • Experience of clinical supervision in this area of practice.
  • Experience of working in inpatient settings

Desirable criteria
  • Specific experience of assessing and delivering interventions with behaviours that challenge in dementia


PLEASE NOTE: If role is patient-facing, candidates will be required to meet any government requirements for Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment to be appointed. A full course of the Covid-19 vaccination (or where applicable a valid exemption) may be required to be evidenced prior to receiving an unconditional job offer.

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave

This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support

KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities

In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.

Induction.
KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
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Job Details

Principal Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Pay
£ 54764.0 - 63862.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
18 Jun 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
17 Jul 2022

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