Clinical / Counselling Psychologist
University Hospital Wishaw

Job reference: 060392

Location: University Hospital Wishaw

Job closing date: 24/08/2021

Job posted date: 10/08/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£50,470 - £54,482)

Employment type: Temporary

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Maternity & Neonatal

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

An exciting opportunity to be part of the newly formed Maternity and Neonatal Psychologist Intervention (MNPI) team. This will initially be a fixed term post for 18 months with a high degree of probability permanent funding will be secured

Accountable to the Head of Adult Psychological Therapies, and responsible to the Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist (Locality Co-ordinator):

  • 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.
  • Represent the Locality Co-ordinator as required.

The post holder 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, etc.
  • Be aware of the need to deploy valuable Health Service resources in an effective and rational manner according to contemporary evidence-based practice.
  • Possess a full driving licence

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Elaine Carr, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 0785 517 5441 or Dr Emma Ross, on 07855 175 443.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Heather Macleod, Recruitment Administrator on 01698 754363.

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.

Where a post only has temporary funding and an existing member of NHS Lanarkshire staff wishes to apply, this will be treated as a secondment. The employee MUST already have had agreement from their line manager to be released on a secondment before applying for the post.

For secondments external to NHS Lanarkshire please refer to the secondment policy at for further information.

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