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Clinical Psychologist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Pudding Lane, Maidstone
Maidstone, Kent
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
21/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are looking for a band 7 Clinical Psychologist to join our All-Age Eating Disorders service based in Kent and Medway.

The post-holder will be a post-graduate doctoral (eg DClinPsych)qualified practitioner psychologist (e.g. clinical psychologist) fully registered with the appropriate professional or regulatory body (e.g. HCPC).

The post holder will be required to assess and treat all age patients who present with an eating disorder.  As the service is exclusively an outpatient service, the post holder will not hold an inpatient case load, but the post holder will work with adolescent units and adult units  in order to maintain joint working and smooth transition into and out of inpatient beds. The post holder will be expected to attend and participate in MDT team meetings as well as CPA meetings of cases on their case load.  There are opportunities for involvement in an NIHR fellowship funded clinical trial; clinical supervision will be provided by a senior clinical psychologist.  We have excellent links to clinical psychology training bodies and regularly take on both second and specialist third year trainees.

The post holder will be required to hold a caseload and provide evidence based treatment to children, adolescents and adults who present with an Eating Disorder.

The post holder will support their peers and management and be an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative. They will supervise other staff members as required. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.

There are two bases within Kent in Maidstone and Canterbury. However travel is required across sites.

This post will be subject to a six months probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.



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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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Annie Cardinal