Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

Recruiter
NHS Lothian
Location
Edinburgh Technopole
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Lothian Older People's Psychology Service (LOPPS) provides a highly specialist clinical psychology service across the NHS Lothian area to adults predominantly aged 65 and over. This is an exciting time to join our service as we seek to expand and increase access of psychological therapies and interventions to older people through recent Scottish Government funding and service re-structuring to deliver effective matched care.

This permanently funded 0.9 WTE post will be based within the Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership supervised and managed within the Older People's Psychology Service. The post holder will work with the Locality Lead Psychologist Consultant and Senior Clinical Psychologist and other members of the older people's mental health services to develop and deliver on a matched care evidence-based psychological therapies and interventions service for older people. This will involve a mix of individual clinical work involvement in the provision of group interventions and primary care and community level psycho-educational interventions. In addition this post will also be involved in an exciting co-development with our Clinical Health Psychology services with a remit of testing local delivery of psychological interventions within primary care to older adults presenting with COPD.

We are looking for appropriately qualified applicants with a minimum postgraduate Masters qualification in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care. Post qualification experience working within primary and/or mental health care settings is desirable as is a clear interest and commitment to working with this patient group.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for additional detail. However should you wish to discuss the post in more detail please contact either Dr. Donna Gilroy Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Professional Lead for Older People's Psychology or Dr.Lucy Birch Senior Clinical Psychologist).