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Band 8A Clinical Psychologist or b7 development role

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92163-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health
AfC 8A

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

2 x Band 8a or Band 7 Development Roles, Clinical Psychology (or equivalent) Perinatal Mental Health Service (PMHS).-(Subject to banding)

We are very excited to be able to advertise 2 substantive posts in our PMHS. We are looking for band 8a Psychologists, but would welcome applications from band 7 Psychologists who could be appointed with an agreed development plan, working towards an 8a role in the future.

The NHS Long Term Plan builds on the commitments outlined in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health to transform specialist PMHS across England. As part of the proposed £2.3bn investment in mental health identified in the Long Term Plan, additional investment will support further service developments for perinatal mental health. The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service provides excellent care for those women who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties during the perinatal period. Due to Perinatal psychology expansion we are excited to be recruiting to some new posts in this established service for women with in the perinatal period, with a plan for further expansion. We have an experienced psychology team, with excellent support systems in place.

The PMHS work with women who have moderate to severe mental health difficulties that are associated with the perinatal period (i.e. trauma, birth trauma, Tokophobia, OCD, puerperal psychosis, attachment and bonding). The PMHS is multidisciplinary; including Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Perinatal Mental Health Nurses, Nursery Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and Recovery Workers. The PMHS is also linked into the two maternity hospitals in Leicester, and the team offer specialist training to Midwives, Health Visitors and GPs.

You will join established psychologists in the PMHS with regular meetings, which offer clinical discussion, peer support and exploration of relevant service issues. There are bi-monthly departmental CPD topic discussions and you are also encouraged to pursue relevant training opportunities. Funding is available for Eye Movement Desensitisation Response (EMDR) training for successful candidates. The Trust has excellent on-line and face to face training sessions and where funding is required for external training there is a process for applying for this. There may also be opportunities to take part in research projects within the service area.

You will receive regular supervision from a senior Clinical Psychology colleague and there are also a number of well-being initiatives and opportunities within the Trust which you will be encouraged to attend if they are of interest. We support professional development through annual appraisal/ development plans, post-qualification development, job plans and supervision (individual and peer group). An interest in research is welcome. You will have a doctorate-level BPS approved qualification in clinical psychology (or an equivalent) and be HCPC registered. We will be offering placements to CP trainees and the post holder is welcome to support training activities. We would expect you to train as a clinical supervisor and a CPD area which aims to supports your development.

We are happy to talk or meet you before you apply. If you have any questions please contact:
Dr Jeanette Forster, clinical psychologist on Tel. (0116) 225 6846 or 07467 335 571,
Dr Ellie Taylor, clinical psychologist on Tel. (0116) 225 6846 or 07467 335 529,
Dr Kirsty Langley, clinical psychologist on Tel. (0116) 225 6846 or 07917 238 832,
Matt Pickard, PMHS Manager on Tel. (0116) 225 6846 or 07917 552 941.

We have strong links to the University of Leicester Clinical Psychology Department; offering teaching sessions, trainee placements and input to the development of the course curriculum. Our service is also part of a network of clinical psychologists who work within Leicestershire partnership NHS Trust including psychologists in adult mental health, child, learning difficulties, neuropsychology, health psychology and a specialist forensic service. This group meets on a regular basis to exchange ideas through a forum meeting and if interested, applicants will be encouraged to be a part of this.

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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