Clinical/ Counseling Psychologist
Kilsyth Community Health Centre

Job reference: 021987

Location: Kilsyth Community Health Centre

Job closing date: 28/05/2020

Job posted date: 06/05/2020

Salary: Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 18.5

Department: Mh North Ptt

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

 The successful candidate will be accountable to the Head of Adult Psychological Therapies, and responsible to the Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Locality Co-ordinator): They will be responsible for the systematic autonomous provision of a highly specialised psychological assessment and treatment service to adults referred to Adult Psychological Therapies, provide clinical supervision to clinical staff within Adult Psychological Therapies, contribute to Psychological Services training, teaching and research activities and represent the Locality Co-ordinator as required.

Applying candidates must have a Post Graduate Doctoral level (or equivalent) degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and be a Registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK, complete further courses of additional learning as relevant to the clinical skills required for the post and identified as significant in the Personal Development Plan, and have accredited training in the supervision of Post Graduate clinical trainees, have knowledge of NHSL Health Board's Policies and Procedures, and national and professional guidelines for optimal standards of clinical care e.g. child protection guidelines, have knowledge of psychiatry and other related professions in order to understand complex clinical presentations, work in a sensitive manner with respect to diversity and gender, ethnic, culture and philosophical issues with a wide range of individuals and organisations, be aware of the limits of one's competence and expertise, maintain and update knowledge of legislation and local policies and issues in relation to adult Mental Health generally, attend in-house and external mandatory training courses (e.g.) computer training, Moving and Handling, Management of Aggression and Violence, be aware of the need to deploy valuable Health Service resources in an effective and rational manner according to contemporary evidence-based practice and possess a full driving licence.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Dr. Alison McCusker, Clinical Psychologist, on 01236 801688

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Fiona Russell, Recruitment Administrator, on 01698 377721 

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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