Clinical Counselling Psychologist
NHS Lanarkshire

Job reference: 036143

Location: NHS Lanarkshire

Job closing date: 24/11/2020

Job posted date: 10/11/2020

Salary: Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Psychology

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

Please note this advert is for two vacancies :

1 x Clinical Counselling Psychologist, 37.5 hours , Cambuslang / Rutherglen Psychological Therapies Team

1 x Clinical Counselling Psychologist, 37.5 hours , Douglas St, Hamilton

The core focus of the role will be upon the psychological assessment and treatment of clients, their families and/or carers referred from GPs and from wider CMHT colleagues, referred as outpatients.  This post may also involve inpatient work and involvement in consultation and training with other health/mental health professionals within both a ward setting and in the community; as required. 

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 will be expected to undertake a role deputising for the Co-ordinator as required, at weekly referral allocation and MDT meetings with the CMHT, team meetings, representing the Hamilton 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 for Douglas Street,Hamilton will be welcomed by Dr Maria Gascon, Locality Co-ordinator on 01698 368742.

Informal enquiries regarding the post for Camglen Locality will be welcomed by Dr Lucy Macintyre / Dr Fiona Wright, Consultant Clinical Psychologists on 0141 531 4162.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Jenna MacLarty,Recruitment Administrator on 01698 377 745.

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.  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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