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Occupational Health Psychologist

Job Title: Occupational Health Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidstone
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Salary: Band 8a £45,753 - £51,668
Reference: 359-CORP9126-A
Job Published: March 10, 2021 16:40

Job Description

Job overview

MTW is offering an exciting opportunity for a Psychologist to join our team and embed a Psychological Wellbeing Service within its Occupational Health and Wellbeing department.  This role will not only support the psychological wellbeing of our staff as we move through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic but beyond into “business as usual” for our highly regarded acute NHS Trust.  The successful candidate will be supported by our Clinical Lead who is an experienced trauma Psychotherapist.  Clinical Supervision will also be provided from a Clinical Psychologist and you will be the team lead for 2 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and an Administrator.  This pivotal role will afford you the opportunity to run both proactive and reactive psychological interventions on a 1:2:1 and group basis, supporting and improving the mental health of our exceptional workforce.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality psychology service within Occupational Health.
  • To provide highly specialist psychological assessment and treatment. To deliver and teach on the current in house CISM (Critical Incident Stess Management) program with staff and practitioners and to extend this program throughout the trust.
  • To supervise and support psychological aspects of assessment and intervention provided by other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based care and treatment.
  • To work autonomously within models of best practice and professional guidelines, and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service. Providing clinical specialist advice & guidance to other clinical professionals based on own specialist skills, knowledge & experience of mental health & its impact upon work.

Working for our organisation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites:  Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality psychology service within Occupational Health.

To provide highly specialist psychological assessment and treatment. 

To deliver and teach on the current in house CISM (Critical Incident Stess Management) program with staff and practitioners and to extend this program throughout the trust.

To supervise and support psychological aspects of assessment and intervention provided by other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based care and treatment.

To work autonomously within models of best practice and professional guidelines, and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service. Providing clinical specialist advice & guidance to other clinical professionals based on own specialist skills, knowledge & experience of mental health & its impact upon work.

To support the co-ordination of the specialist therapeutic activity within the team and participate in the dissemination of skills to the wider service.

To propose and implement service changes as agreed.

The post holder will be responsible for relevant policies & oversee standards & processes including audit, in order to ensure they are fit for purpose & are delivered consistently across all aspects of the psychological support service.

The post holder will be a member of the senior management team & will have clinical & professional input into the planning, provision & future direction of the Service