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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 367-WEST-3991

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
15 Forest Lane, Radlett
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

Clinical Psychologist

Hertfordshire Community Perinatal Team

An opportunity has arisen to join our expanding, welcoming and dedicated multi-disciplinary team in the role of clinical psychologist. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed qualified psychologist with an interest in perinatal mental health. The team serves the county of Hertfordshire, supporting women with mental health needs, through pregnancy and up to a year postnatally as well as working closely with maternity staff and providers of primary, secondary and inpatient care.

The post-holder will have varied responsibilities, including offering psychological assessments, the delivery of evidence-based interventions, including therapy groups focusing on emotional coping skills and the mother-infant relationship. Depending upon need, the post-holder will also offer supervision to junior psychologists to assist in the delivery of 1:1 psychological interventions.

The successful applicant will receive regular supervision from a Perinatal Clinical Psychologist and be an integrated member of the MDT; attending team meetings and perinatal-specific training sessions as well as liaising with team members and healthcare professionals throughout Hertfordshire. The team has close links with the University of Hertfordshire and its clinical psychology training course.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Shetal Patel, Clinical Psychologist

Email address

Telephone number 07826 953277

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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