Applied Psychologist / Psychotherapist

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Medway Maritime Hospital Windmill Road Gillingham, Kent
£41,659 to £47,672 a year n/a
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Specialist Equipment Services, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, provides specialist equipment to patients across Kent, Medway, Sussex and South East London.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this dynamic team and support the development of the service in line with the national commissioning review.

To provide psychological services to adults and children who may be experiencing psychological difficulties, within the locations served by the Specialist Equipment Services.

To work as part of the Specialist Equipment Services Consultant-led multidisciplinary clinical team.

Main duties of the job

Drawing on a broad range of clinical methodologies and theoretical perspectives, integrated into a biopsychosocial framework, develop NICE compliant conceptualisations/formulations and appropriate treatment plans for patients with limb deficiency, through congenital limb loss and/or following amputation.

To fully engage and support the Veteran agenda, having the skills for PTSD interventions and signposting as necessary.

To establish and implement, tailored care plans for specialist psychological treatment for the individual and their families based on a multi-factorial psychological understanding and current evidence based best practice.

To fully participate with the consultant led multidisciplinary clinical team, regularly attending meetings including clinical team sessions, to support service provision and direction and, implementing and evaluating, where appropriate, new service improvement initiatives.

To play an integral role with the service training programmes for allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) held throughout the year.

To liaise with the multi-disciplinary team members and participate in, or lead treatment groups for patients, carers and family members as appropriate.

To support specialist training within psychological area of expertise as required.

To engage with the Association of Amputee Rehabilitation Counsellors Special Interest Group for the benefit of the service.

About us

The specialist Equipment Services team encourage and provides development opportunities at a team and individual level and we strongly uphold KMPT values and the just learning culture.

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 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 is recognised as playing a vital role in providing exemplary service.

Job description Job responsibilities

To work as an integral member of the consultant led multi-disciplinary team to deliver effective rehabilitation programmes for those with limb deficiency, both congenital and acquired, this may include family members.

To promote the psychological service within the multi-disciplinary team, engaging and supporting wider understanding of role; for the benefit of the patient and their rehabilitation.

To support the Veterans and meet the complex challenges they may present

To participate with Service development and improvement

To undertake teaching role for training and specialist groups that are established within the Service

To undertake research and development relevant to the role and support clinical trials, pilot schemes and other initiatives alongside the multidisciplinary clinical team and for the benefit of the patients and service.

To undertake a psychologically based risk assessment and risk management for relevant patients and provide advice on the psychological aspects of risk to the multidisciplinary clinical team and/or the existing network of care providers.

To contribute specialist psychological advice to the multidisciplinary formulation of appropriate therapeutic approaches or intervention plans and be involved with/oversee implementation in collaboration with other staff.

To maintain own professional registration and skills.

To support and offer coping mechanisms to the Specialist Equipment Team should any serious incidents occur.

Person Specification 3 Essential
  • Good Honours Degree in Psychology Post Graduate Doctorate in Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS
  • 3 years' experience at doctoral level post graduate clinical trainee and minimum of previous one year as a graduate assistant (or equivalent)
Interview Essential
  • Experience working with trauma and skills/qualifications, delivering PTSD interventions (e.g., trauma focussed CBT and/or EMDR).
  • Experience working in different mental health settings and across different age groups with patients who present with a range of mental health issues.

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