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Job reference: 135250
Salary: Band 7 (£43,422 - £50,506)
Job closing date: 08/02/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 18.75
Job posted date: 25/01/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley
Department: Clinical Health Psychology Service (Long Covid)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent 0.5wte psychological therapist as a result of Scottish Government investment in services for those experiencing symptoms of long Covid. The post would be ideal for either a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology or a psychological therapist from a nursing, AHP or different professional background. The postholder will join NHS Forth Valley’s clinical health psychology specialty and will work alongside multi-disciplinary colleagues in mental and physical health services to provide direct therapeutic input for patients. There are likely to be opportunities to deliver group interventions, and to provide consultancy and training. This post is permanent and should the numbers of people presenting with long Covid decline over time then the clinical focus of the role may move towards other long term conditions. The clinical health psychology specialty has seen significant expansion over recent years and is closely aligned with other specialties within Psychological Services. As such there are ample opportunities for networking with psychological therapist colleagues including service wide reflective practice groups and CPD events. Staff wellbeing is given high priority, and both clinical supervision and professional management support will be arranged.

Candidates must possess a Mental Health Qualification (e.g.RMN, MHO,AHP, CAAP) as well as being trained in at least two high intensity, evidence-based psychological therapies e.g. CBT, TF-CBT, ACT, IPT, EMDR, schema therapy. Experience of working with people with long term conditions would be essential in this role. Group work experience would also be beneficial.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Susie Porteous, Head of Psychological Specialty Services on 01324 614347.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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