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Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Do you have a passion for providing exceptional care and are looking for an exciting, and challenging role?

It is fantastic time to join the Liaison Psychiatry service as we are developing our services to CORE24!

The Service - Liaison Psychiatry

The Liaison psychiatry service aims to provide mental health advice and support to individuals receiving care and treatment at general hospitals in Kent and Medway. The general hospital staff can refer anyone over the age of 18 who attends A& E or is an inpatient on a medical or surgical ward. The liaison team can then offer advice, support or a full mental and psychological health assessment as appropriate. By ensuring that an individual's physical and mental health are considered holistically, it is possible for the whole healthcare team to ensure the most effective care is delivered in a collaborative way.

KMPT | Our Services - Liaison Psychiatry

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Senior Clinical Psychologist to join our well established and dynamic Hospital Liaison Psychiatry service. This is a key role within the senior clinical team within the Liaison service.

Main duties of the job

You would be responsible for offering high quality assessment and brief interventions with a specific focus on people in distress, related to both mental and physical health conditions.

This is an exciting, varied role with opportunity for consultation, supervision of other practitioners, facilitation of reflective practice and teaching staff in the multi-disciplinary and hospital team.

You will have plenty of scope and support to develop your own practice, whilst supporting the team in balancing the challenges of providing flexible high-quality services, in a way that delivers quick effective access and meets the expectations of patients, carers and the public.

Senior Clinical or Counselling Psychologist - Essential Qualifications and Experience

You will have a doctorate-level or equivalent BPS approved qualification in Clinical/Counselling psychology, with experience in a range of clinical settings, able to support people in acute distress and will hold HCPC registration.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Meena McGill, 07535654988,

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Doctorate or Equivalent, BPS, HCPC
  • Specialist training



  • Years of Experience
  • Hours of supervised practice
  • Relevant AMH/ acute/urgent care/health psychology experience demonstrated
  • Good assessment & formulation skills, psychometric testing
  • Effective MDT working
  • Supervising & teaching others, Reflective practice
  • Range of psychological models & able to flexibly adapt to needs/setting


  • Previous A& E Liaison or long term conditions experience

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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