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Clinical Psychologist

Location:
Ashford
Department:
PSYCHOLOGY
Salary Details:
£44,382- £48,028.50 per annum
03 Aug 2020
About The Role

We are currently seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join our Specialist Brain Injury Neurological Care & Rehabilitation Service at Hothfield Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Neurological Care Centre, located in Hothfield just 3 miles from Ashford, Kent.

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for a fully qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist with experience in Neuropsychology, who has the ability to work autonomously within the context of a multi-disciplinary team approach and undertake specific clinical work with patients and their families in response to clinical needs, in a way which coheres with the overall treatment philosophy of the Centre.

Job Summary

  • Providing a high quality specialist clinical Neuropsychology service, within the multidisciplinary neuro rehabilitation team
  • supervising and supporting neuropsychological assessment and therapy provided by other psychologists, including, trainee, and assistant psychologists
  • Contributing to the supervision of psychological therapy provided by other psychologists, including trainee, and assistant psychologists
  • Working autonomously within professional guidelines and exercising responsibility for psychological practise within a current caseload.
  • Utilising research skills for audit, policy, service development and clinical research • Implementing policy changes within the neuropsychology service and the wider organisation.

To join The Huntercombe Group as a Clinical Psychologist at Hothfield you will:-
  • Possess Post-graduate doctorate level training in Clinical Psychology
  • Be a HPC registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Have specialised knowledge of neuropsychological disorders, neuroanatomy and neurological conditions
  • Have an advanced (doctoral level) knowledge of research design and methodology including data analysis as practised within the field of clinical psychology
  • Experience of working with a range of client groups, presenting a range of clinical severity, in a range of care settings, including in-patient and outpatient work
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to patients, families, carers and other professional colleagues, both within and outside the NHS setting
  • Ability to provide and/or identify appropriate support to carers and staff managing individuals with complex cognitive or behavioural deficits
  • Have a desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
  • Have a legal right to work in the UK

Research & Service Evaluation

  • Involvement in the evaluation, monitoring and development of Service operational policies, through the deployment of professional skills in research, evaluation and audit and ensuring that psychological frameworks for understanding and provision of high quality care are utilised.
  • To use theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work and work with other clinical team members. To be involved in appropriate research and provide specialist advice to other staff undertaking research.
  • To undertake personal research as a major job requirement.

ICT Responsibilities

  • To use information communication technology and computers in day to day work in order to facilitate more effective communication and presentation of information. This includes, word-processing, e-mail communication, electronic care record systems, clinical information sharing, multi-media presentation and teaching.

About You
Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
•        2 week’s paid paternity leave
•        Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
•        A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
•        Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
•        Generous annual leave allowance
•        Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
•        The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
•        Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
 
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/
About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.