TAYSIDE AREA PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES SERVICE
SURVIVE and THRIVE PROJECT
CLINICAL/COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST – BAND 8B
SECONDMENT / FIXED TERM 1 YEAR
Over recent years NHS Tayside has committed to increased investment in the Area Psychological Therapies Service. The Service now has a complement of around 160 clinical and applied staff with an additional 18 trainees. The Department provides a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment in which to work. Opportunities exist for involvement in teaching and research, taking advantage of close links with Universities of Dundee and Stirling. Members of the Department also contribute to the supervision and training of trainees on the Edinburgh/East and South of Scotland Clinical Teaching Course, the Universities of Stirling and Dundee MSc Course and the Child course.
The postholder will have responsibility for providing the day to day Survive and Thrive Service (STS) to individuals who have presented to A & E, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee and who have been assessed by Liaison Psychiatry following an episode of suicidal behaviour as having a history of trauma. Survive and Thrive (ST) is a psycho-educational course for people who have lived through traumatic experiences such as child abuse or neglect, domestic abuse, stalking or harassment.
The postholder will plan, facilitate and evaluate the STS and supervise and provide training for other staff employed within the STS . The postholder will undertake clinical audit, research evaluation, report preparation to ensure maintenance of professional standards with particular regard to Clinical Governance and will provide expert consultancy and advice to colleagues from a wide range of disciplines, NHS organisations and other bodies such as Social Services, voluntary and non-statutory agencies as required.
Informal enquires considering the above post may be made to Professor Kevin Power, Director of Psychology, email@example.com or ( 01382 346160
Hours of work are: 22.5