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Job reference: 172849
Salary: Band 8A (£56,992 - £61,522)
Job closing date: 22/12/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Falkirk Community Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 26.25
Job posted date: 08/12/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Clinical Health Psychology

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We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic clinical /counselling psychologist to provide psychology input to a 0.7 wte band 8a post within NHS Forth Valley Clinical Health Psychology service.  The Clinical Health Psychology service has seen significant expansion over recent years and currently has psychologists embedded in cancer, diabetes, chronic pain, MACH, ICU, maternity, neonatal & perinatal, general medicine, physical and specialist rehabilitation, FND and stroke teams as well as offering a neuropsychological assessment and intervention service. 

The post gives the opportunity to provide psychological input to patients with chronic health conditions.   Sessions will be across the General Medicine service as well as the Pain service.  This will provide the post holder with a varied role delivering individual therapy to patients with complex needs, joint working across disciplines as well as co-facilitating group-based therapy via established Pain Management Programmes alongside physiotherapy colleagues (PMPs are delivered virtually and in person).  The PMP provides a focussed opportunity to expand therapeutic skills within the ACT model.

There will be the opportunity for the post holder to gain experience in representing psychology within the Pain multidisciplinary team at clinical meetings, in the delivery of consultancy and supervision to non-psychology colleagues as well as in the provision of teaching and training.   The post holder will also contribute to the wider Clinical Health Psychology service; will have the opportunity to supervise junior staff and to be involved in other service wide initiatives and developments.

The Clinical Health Psychology team is friendly and dynamic.  As NHS Forth Valley is a smaller health board, there is ample opportunity for close liaison with other services, to benefit from a range of staff wellbeing initiatives, to attend regular CPD events and modality specific reflective practice groups. To find out more about what it’s like to work for Psychological Services in NHS Forth Valley, here’s a short video Anchor

Applications are welcomed from those currently working as a clinical/ counselling psychologist and from trainee clinical/counselling psychologists who are due to qualify.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

For informal enquiries contact:  Dr Rachel Vickers, Head of Clinical Health Psychology on tel. 01324 614387.

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

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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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