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Perinatal Mental Health Clinical or Counselling Psychologist

Employer
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Beverley
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Would you like to work in a friendly and supportive perinatal team delivering a service across Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire to women experiencing perinatal difficulties? Do you like the idea of using your skills and knowledge in a rewarding and fulfilling way to help women at a crucial point in their lives? Working in a perinatal team means that you can help women like Hayley in our #EveryMumMatters video (in the attached document to the left). We know that providing person centred care and intervention can impact significantly on quality of life for women as well as that of their children and families.

About you: You will be using your skills and knowledge of trauma in a rewarding and fulfilling way to help women at a crucial point in their lives. Working in a perinatal team means that you can help women like Hayley in our #EveryMumMatters video. We know that providing person centred care and intervention can impact significantly on quality of life for women as well as that of their children and families.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will primarily be required to work as a psychological therapist providing evidence based psychological interventions to treat perinatal related issues. Your day to day role will also involve providing specialist assessments, formulation and early identification of mental health issues using NICE recommendations with early referrals to mental health services when required.

You will be providing interventions using a biopsychosocial and trauma informed approach and developing individualised care plans for the management of mental health in the antenatal, labour and postnatal periods for our women including mental health birth plans.
  • To provide psychological provision to the women who access the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health service.
  • To be accountable in own area of responsibility to provide psychological care and professional direction, ensuring the delivery of evidence based psychological interventions and practice.
  • To continue to demonstrate specialist psychological skills in practice and provide support and advice re service development/development and implementation of specialist psychological interventions, and the delivery of care in partnership with service users, carers, staff, managers and other agencies across a number of teams/geographical areas.
  • To undertake research and development initiatives relative to the clinical area, aiding the research and development of assistant clinical psychologists.


About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website humber.nhs.uk/Services

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion oFull understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of a wide range of psychometric and other objective assessment tools as applied in mental health work
  • Skills in providing consultation and specialist advice to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Ability to recommend and contribute to changes in service delivery and procedures within the team or service context
Desirable
  • Working knowledge of Lorenzo if relevant to own area of work or patient record systems
  • Ability to effectively chair meetings
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or nationally
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of a neuroassessment tests as applied in mental health work
  • Professional networking locally
  • Evidence of undertaking research
  • Advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and audits within identified clinical area
  • Evidence of policy implementation and development
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency context oExperience of working with trauma cases oLeadership/project management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service deliver/ practice
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency context
Desirable
  • Experience of the application of psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or clinical supervision
Qualifications Essential
  • To hold and maintain current professional registration in line with HCPC
  • Post-graduate doctoral level of training in clinical or counselling psychology or equivalent ( if trained before 1996) as accredited by the BPS


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