This is a very exciting opportunity to join a set of exceptional clinical leaders in the Psychology Department of the Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation NHS Trust. MHSOP provides comprehensive mental health and community services for the whole of Hertfordshire for people with mental health conditions over the age of 65. These positions are designed to provide expert psychological assessment, intervention and consultation to specialist community mental health and dementia care, crisis, care home and in-patient services located in four geographically defined, service quadrants covering the whole of Hertfordshire. You will have the chance to lead the psychological offer in a quadrant and to contribute to the psychology leadership team in MHSOP. A wide variety of psychological interventions and models from specialist neuropsychological assessment and interventions to a wide range of psychological work with older people with highly complex mental health needs are used in the service with an increasing focus on service user and carer co-production and continuous quality improvement.
You will be joining an established, expert psychology service dedicated to making the health and lives of older people richer and better as part of highly collaborative and appreciative mental health teams and services in a Trust which is rated as Outstanding by the CQC. MHSOP Psychology has excellent relationships with all other psychological services in the Trust and opportunities for Continuing Professional Development are well established. The service and the Trust has well developed relationships, both clinical and research, with a number of Higher Education Institutions and is involved in several research studies. MHSOP Psychology regularly takes trainee clinical psychologists on placement from the University of Hertfordshire Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and supervises a number of Small Scale and Major Research trainee projects.
There is one 0.7 wte 8b Maternity leave cover post available for a period of one year. The service wants to attract as diverse of applicants to as possible. We will actively promote job sharing and part-time arrangements about which you are invited to approach the service to discuss.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Stephen Davies Job title Head of MHSOP Psychology Email address firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone number 07816086022
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