Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
Hunter Health Centre

Job reference: 009838

Location: Hunter Health Centre

Job closing date: 02/12/2019

Job posted date: 15/11/2019

Salary: Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 30 hours

Department: Psychology

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

The core focus of the role will be upon the psychological assessment and treatment of clients referred from GPs and from wider CMHT colleagues, referred as outpatients. The post holder may be required to become involved in group work at Tier 2 or Tier 3. This post may also involve consultation and training with other health/mental health professionals and supervising other staff or trainees.

Ideally the post-holder will be able to draw upon additional training achieved post-qualification relevant to the service, to a level of a working knowledge as a minimum.  This may well be one or more of the following: BFT, CBT for Psychosis, around complex trauma and issues of personality – CFT, DBT, CAT, Schema etc.

As a senior clinician, the post-holder may be required to undertake a role deputising for the Co-ordinator, at weekly referral allocation and MDT meetings with the CMHT, team meetings, representing the East Kilbride service at meetings within NHS Lanarkshire, with local referrers and to take on the management responsibilities of the service during the Co-ordinators absence during sickness, leave etc.

There will be a requirement to become involved in activities across the wider work of the Psychological Therapies Teams operating within NHS Lanarkshire where necessary, e.g. staff training.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Dr Mhairi Williams, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 01355 597454.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact David Murray, Recruitment Advisor, on 01698 377737

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received.  Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage. 

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

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