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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2021.

Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 380-JD202-D

Employer:
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Department:
Neuropsychology
Location:
Gravesend Community Hospital, Gravesend
Salary:
£38,890 - £51,668 per annum

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Innovation is one of our core values and that is demonstrated in some of our award-winning teams.

Our Peer Support Workforce has gained local and national acclaim for working alongside people accessing our services and embodies the reality of recovering lives

Indulge your research interests with our enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies with the potential to shape future healthcare.

There are exciting times ahead in 2020 when the Kent and Medway Medical School is set to open, collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT one of the NHS partners, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.

We are also at the forefront of partnership working, an integral part of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, looking at the way forward for sustainable health and social care.

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

We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:

  • Respect

  • Openness

  • Accountability

  • Working together

  • Innovation

  • Excellence

The Role


Band 7/8a Clinical Psychologist

You are invited to join the Community Neuro-Rehabilitation Team based at Gravesend Community Hospital. You will be working closely with an experienced clinical psychologist and multidisciplinary colleagues in a stable and supportive team environment with good working relationships. You will receive regular supervision and encouragement to develop your career. The post involves working with patients with acquired brain injury and stroke, mainly in a clinic setting but with home visits as required and occasional liaison with the Stroke Unit at Darent Valley Hospital to facilitate a smooth pathway of care.

The Kent Clinical Neuropsychology Service is one of the largest Neuropsychology Departments in the country. We provide neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation in a variety on inpatient and community settings across the county. We work with a variety of rehabilitation, mental health, neuropsychiatry and social services teams to support the needs of adults with traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and those with long term neurological conditions.

The post is based at Gravesend Community Hospital and is easily accessible for train routes to/from London and the north Kent coast. A key aspect of this role will be to provide specialist neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation. 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.

Many of our department are actively involved in teaching and research. There are ample opportunities to teach on our rolling programme of stroke workshops for allied health professionals and on the Salomons Clinical Psychology doctorate. We also have links with Kent University. Members of our service receive regular clinical, management and peer supervision and there is a commitment to ongoing training and professional development. There are opportunities to work in other parts of the Kent Clinical Neuropsychology Service, should you wish to extend your experience.

The current post would be suitable for someone at the early stages of their neuropsychology career .

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLorna MorrisJob titleConsultant Clinical NeuropsychologistEmail addresslorna.morris6@nhs.netTelephone number01732 228226Additional contact information

Please contact for more information or to arrange an informal visit




KMPT Staff Benefits:

NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

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.

Recommend a friend campaign. Existing KMPT employees could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to the roles below and 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. Job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.

New starter bonus. We value our nurses and the skills they bring therefore we offer New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Induction. KMPT provides comprehensive Induction programme to support new employees. This ranges from 2 days to 4 weeks dependent on role (not always consecutive days). You may need to travel across site includes Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.

Probation Period. New employees external to KMPT are subject to a six month probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Certain roles are subject to criminal record check. You may be required submission of completed Disclosure form to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In cases where we receive high volume of applications for a post, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward.

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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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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