Senior Clinical Psychologist

Ashford, Kent, England
TN23 4XZ
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
26 Mar 2020
24 Apr 2020

Job Description

We are currently looking for someone to join our Clinical Neuropsychology Service for Stroke. This post is commissioned to meet the psychological needs of adult (18+) stroke survivors and their families within the Ashford and Tenterden locality.

The post is primarily community based, working closely with colleagues in the local Intermediate Care teams and one day a week working as part of the MDT at the inpatient Stroke Unit at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

The base for the post is at West View Integrated Care Centre within the picturesque town of Tenterden. Alternatively, a base on the St Martin's Hospital site at Canterbury may also be an option.

As one of the largest Neuropsychology departments in the country with over 20 clinical psychology posts, we have benefitted from substantial funding in recent years. The Kent Clinical Neuropsychology Service provides neuropsychological rehabilitation and assessment within a variety of inpatient and community settings throughout the county.

Clinical Psychologists/Neuropsychologists work closely with multidisciplinary colleagues across the whole care pathway, providing services to adults with long-term neurological conditions, acquired brain injury, stroke, and neuropsychiatric conditions.

The service has a strong rehabilitation ethos and members of the service have interests in a range of different therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, CBT and systemic approaches.

All of our posts provide opportunities for continuing professional development, project working and peer support. We have close and supportive links with the Salomons Clinical Psychology training programme, one of the largest and most established in the UK. Many of us are actively involved in teaching and research.

Members of the service receive regular clinical and management supervision and there is a commitment to ongoing training and professional development. In many cases, we have supported people to work in other parts of the service to help them to extend their experience.

While this post is currently being advertised as part-time there may be funding for additional sessional work in the future.

The post would best suit a person with some Neuropsychology experience, however if you have recently qualified and have an interest in Neuropsychology or pre-qualification experience working in Neuropsychology you are also warmly invited to apply.

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.

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).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and wil

Ref: JD077B

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