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Senior Clinical Psychologist

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
£ 44606 - 50819 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
14 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019

Job Description

KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.

It's an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2019!
Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust is a specialist mental health trust situated within the pleasant surroundings and open countryside of Kent. There are excellent links and easy access to both London and the Continent.
We are pleased to announce that the trust is further expanding its specialist perinatal mental health service, working closely with NHS England, the aim is to improve the access and quality of perinatal mental health services across Kent
We are recruiting a part time highly experienced Senior Clinical Psychologist to work within the new specialist multi-disciplinary, Mother and Infant Mental Health Service (MIMHS) across Kent and Medway.
This post will enhance and have professional responsibility for the existing Psychology provision within the MIMHs service.
The successful candidate must be committed to the development and clinical leadership of Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services as we embark on this exciting journey.
The successful candidate will provide specialist psychological interventions to mothers, infants and families during the perinatal period. Delivering specialist psychological assessment, therapy, advice, supervision and consultation as required as well as providing supervision and leadership to the existing Band 7 Clinical Psychologists within the service
The role will include the active involvement in the multi-disciplinary development of the specialist Community perinatal mental health service. The post holder will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the services policies and procedures. The post-holder may work in various settings including primary/secondary care community venues such as GP practices, maternity units, Children's Centres, client's homes and inpatient settings.
You will have a good honours degree in Psychology and a Post-graduate doctorate in clinical psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS/ HCPC. You will also have leadership experience and possess excellent knowledge, skills, experience and expertise in the provision of acute or perinatal mental health inpatient care. Additionally, you will have significant experience working as a qualified specialist clinical psychologist.
There are supportive professional management and supervision structures in place within the specialty, and active peer supervision group meetings. Psychological services in the Trust consist of about 200 members of staff, and are highly respected by clinicians and managers within the organisation and beyond. Excellent academic and training links exist with Salomons Centre, Canterbury Christ Church University College. Provision of CPD is good and strong professional development structures are in place. You will have opportunities for collaboration on research and service evaluation projects within the Service.
This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr. Vaughn R. McGill, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Lead for Specialist Psychological Practice, Specialist Services
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Angela Shorter, Service Manager, Perinatal Mental Health Services

Ref: RM297

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