Consultant Psychotherapist
University Hospital Crosshouse

Job reference: 112887

Location: University Hospital Crosshouse

Job closing date: 12/08/2022

Job posted date: 26/07/2022

Salary: Consultant (£87,534 - £116,313)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 24.00

Department: Liaison Psychiatry

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Ayrshire & Arran

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.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Applications are invited for a part-time (6 sessions) post as Psychotherapy Lead for medical staff in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

The post will primarily involve the coordination and delivery of psychotherapy training for core and higher trainees in psychiatry, ensuring that trainees meet their psychotherapy competencies. The post will include providing psychotherapy supervision and running the Case Based Discussion / Balint Group. The successful applicant will also be expected to deliver a limited clinical service, predominantly within psychiatric liaison services.

The post holder will have had extensive experience working in NHS psychotherapy services and hold a CCT in Medical Psychotherapy and hold a qualification in either Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Ayrshire is situated in the South West of Scotland.  It has excellent schools, extensive recreational facilities and is within easy commuting distance from Glasgow via the M77/A77 against commuter traffic.  There are excellent train and bus links, and national and international flights are available from Prestwick Airport near Ayr, and Glasgow Airport. 

Interviews will be held 22nd August 2022

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and can be made by contacting Dr Malcolm Cameron, Clinical Director, Psychiatric Liaison Services, telephone 01563 826121 or Dr Morag Henderson, Associate Medical Director, telephone 01294 823514.


The closing date for this job has now passed.