Clinical/Counselling Psychologist
Coathill Hospital

Job reference: 079079

Location: Coathill Hospital

Job closing date: 17/01/2022

Job posted date: 24/11/2021

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Addiction Psychology Service

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

Please note this is a fixed term post for 12 months. 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.

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 and 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.

The post holder will 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 and knowledge of psychiatry and other related professions in order to understand complex clinical presentations.

The post holder will work in a sensitive manner with respect to diversity and gender, ethnic, culture and philosophical issues with a wide range of individuals and organisations and be aware of the limits of one's competence and expertise. Whilst maintaining and updating your knowledge of legislation and local policies and issues in relation to Adult Mental Health generally. and attend in-house and external mandatory training courses (e.g.) computer training, Moving and Handling, Management of Aggression and Violence, etc.

The postholder will 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.

The post holder will provide psychological assessment and intervention to individuals with highly complex psychological and addiction difficulties, both individually and through a range of groupwork programmes. Management of local referrals and waiting times for locality addiction teams will be an important part of this role. This will entail taking responsibility for the management of referrals and will involve liaising with a range of multi-disciplinary professionals involved in the delivery of treatment and care to patients in Alcohol and Drug Services.

The post holder will also be required to provide consultation and participate in the production of training and coaching packages to support the implementation of psychosocial interventions and trauma informed practice within wider addiction services including third sector organisations. The post-holder will be required to support service development and service evaluation projects.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Dr Deborah Wilson 01698 753830 / 368710

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact 

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.


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