Clinical Counselling Psychologist
University Hospital Wishaw

Job reference: 010795

Location: University Hospital Wishaw

Job closing date: 06/12/2019

Job posted date: 29/11/2019

Salary: Band 8B (£59,539 - £64,095)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 30

Department: Wi: Neonatal Medical Service

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

This is a part time 30hrs post Mon-Frid 9am-5pm - Salary will be pro-rata.


The post holder will be responsible for the provision of a high quality highly specialist psychological service to patients with complex, severe and /or enduring mental health difficulties referred to Psychological Services, to support the Consultant Psychologist/Locality Coordinator/Head of Specialism in the delivery and development of Psychological Services, and to act as a highly specialised clinician, providing clinical treatment, consultation, teaching, training, and supervision and to provide clinical and professional support to qualified applied psychologists, trainee clinical and counselling psychologists, assistant psychologists, and other mental health clinicians and, where appropriate, deputising for the Consultant Psychologist/Locality Coordinator/Head of Specialism


To have a post-graduate Doctoral Level (or equivalent) degree in Clinical or Counselling or Health Psychology and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Registered Clinical or Registered Counselling or Registered Health Psychologist.

To have  significant experience in working with individuals, their family or carers, who experience complex and enduring mental health difficulties

To have significant experience in supporting, teaching and consultation with other mental health professionals working within psychological settings

To have proven ability to undertake formative and summative clinical assessments, and prepare reports demonstrating interpretation of findings

Have completed recognised formal training in supervision of applied psychologists

Have completed further courses of additional learning relevant to the clinical skills demanded by the post as identified in the Role Profile.

To have knowledge of relevant legislation and current clinical standards/guidelines, and knowledge of relevant local, and national policies, guidelines, and standards.

Have demonstrated the ability to work co-operatively as a member of a multi-professional/multi-agency service and within wider systems. This includes skills of consultation, liaison and negotiation.

Have demonstrated experience of leading on projects and/or supporting senior psychologists in managing their remit within the Service.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Lyn Clyde , Chief Midwife & Operational Service Manager , on 01698 366363

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Lyn Henry, Recruitment Administrator on 01698 377759.

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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