Specialist Psychological Therapist 2 Posts

Recruiter
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Location
Greenhill
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
VACANCY REF No: 1083.17

VACANCY (Post Title): Specialist Psychological Therapist (2 Posts)

Psychological Services & Research

GRADE: Band 7

SALARY: £32,013 to £42,205 pro-rata

HOURS: Fixed Term for 23 Months (29/01/18 to 28/12/19)

Cover for Time Limited Leave

Description of Role:

A vacancy has arisen in our Department for two specialist psychological therapists with a specific remit for improving experience of adults attending Primary care.

Post 1: Specialist Psychological Therapist – Frequent attenders

The post holder will work with adults who frequently present with mental health/psychological component to their difficulties to help reduce demand on Primary Care services. The post has been developed from the 'Improving access' monies given by the Scottish Government.

The postholder will be instrumental in developing, running and evaluating this exciting new service.

As well as working directly with service users, the postholder will supervise assistant psychologists in the project as well as support training and supervision of other health professionals who are using psychological approaches in their work.

Post 2: Specialist Psychological Therapist : Primary Care Liaison Service

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and energetic staff who want to play key roles in working closely with colleagues in Primary Care to improve access to psychological therapies as well as to forge links with community-based mental health support agencies.

As well as working directly with service users, the postholder will supervise assistant psychologists in the project as well as support training and supervision of other health professionals who are using psychological approaches in their work.

The Department, which now has a complement of around 60 staff, has psychologists and psychological therapists in all major specialities and is a friendly, supportive and lively place of work. We currently have strong links with Edinburgh and Stirling Universities and take trainees from the Edinburgh Doctoral course and from the MSc course in Stirling. We also provide placements and supervision for trainee CBT and other psychological therapists.

The posts have dedicated CPD and supervision time.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed. To arrange a visit or for further information please contact :

Dr Audrey Young or Ana Sim, Consultant Clinical Psychologists, Joint Heads of Adult Mental Health Clinical Psychology Specialty or

Dr Louise Cumbley, Director, Department of Psychological Services, Cree West, Mental Health Directorate, Crichton Royal Hospital, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TG.

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Closing Date: Thursday 18 January 2018 (midnight)

Please indicate on your application if you wish to apply for Post 1, Post 2, or Both Posts