Since the Inpatient Psychology Service for NHS Lanarkshire (Adult Mental Health) was established in 2017 demand has increased significantly. Currently, 2.0 WTE Band 8a Clinical Psychologists provide input to 4 acute wards, the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit (IPCU) and Psychiatric Rehab service across North/ South Lanarkshire (approx. 130 beds). The service is to be expanded with the recruitment of 1.0 wte Band 8C Clinical/Counselling Psychologist and 1.0 wte Band 8A (this post) bringing the full service complement to 4.0 wte.
The service is focused on increasing the psychological mindedness of inpatient settings including training of staff and consultation on complex cases, increasing access of patients and staff to psychological assessment, formulation and intervention.
In particular the provision of consultation on complex cases to the ward based MDT and provision of neuropsychological assessment will be key parts of this role.
This post will also be expected to hold one community clinic per week within one of NHS Lanarkshire’s Psychological Therapies Teams.
Applications from final year trainees and recently qualified clinical psychologists will be welcomed.
Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Dr Claire Stark, Dr Claire Stark, consultant clinical psychologist, on 07767652887.
If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Tracey Burns , Recruitment Administrator, on 01698 754365.
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. Therefore, 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