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Band 7 Perinatal Psychologist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-70449-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult Perinatal Community Mental Health
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£33,222- £43,041 NHS terms & conditions 2018

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

A wonderful opportunity has arisen to join Leicestershire Partnership Trusts Community Perinatal Mental Health Team

Following a successful bid for Wave 2 NHS England Community Service Development Funding, we are recruiting a Band 7 Perinatal Psychologist for our Perinatal Mental Health Service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Perinatal Community Mental Health Services provide specialist care for women and their babies with moderate to severe mental illness, during their pregnancy and up to the first 12 months after birth. As part of our developing service, the Perinatal Psychologist will be part of a team of Doctors, Nurses, Nursery Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Recovery Workers.

The successful applicant will work flexibly as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering care to women in a range of community settings. The post holder will provide specialist psychological assessment and treatment for women in the perinatal period which will also involve close liaison with the wider system including midwives, health visitors, GPs, and children's centres. They will receive supervision from The Clinical Psychologist within the team and support the development of psychologically informed care across the multidisciplinary team.

There will be opportunities for further training via local and regional delivered training programmes. We have strong links with the East Midlands Regional Perinatal Network. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the development of a locally agreed programme that delivers training to health and social care professionals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Please contact Donna Stafford, Perinatal Project Lead for further enquiries on 0116 225 6846 or 07788308524

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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