Principle Psychologist - Neuropsychology

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8 Jul 2021

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Based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and will support the West of Scotland Major Trauma "Saving life's, Giving life's back" development. The post will support the work of the multidisciplinary team working in a specialist major trauma ward and support transition and implementation of patient care into rehabilitation services. As part of the wider core team of medical, nursing and AHP staff the post holder will provide highly specialist clinical/neuropsychology services to patients admitted to hospital under the major trauma remit.

The post holder will provide psychological care for patients through their journey of rehabilitation, from point of entry to hospital to acute through to inpatient rehabilitation and community services. They will play a key role in advising and training staff on psychological management of patients. They will work with both patients and their families, who will often be experiencing psychological distress, anxiety and difficulties adjusting to the impact of major trauma and the associated long-term disabilities this may cause. Contributing to the assessment and management of issues relating to cognition, capacity and risk will form part of the job given the high prevalence of neuro-trauma in the Major Trauma population. The psychologist will contribute to developing the major trauma team approach to psychological care.

The psychologist will be part of the wider regional neuropsychology service who provide acute and rehabilitation services to patients with neurological disorders in NHS GGC and Regional services. The Neuropsychology service has close links with the University of Glasgow and are active participants in CPD and research is encouraged.

The post holder must have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and be registered with the HCPC. Advanced knowledge of neuropsychological assessment tools and their interpretation would be desirable. Experience of working in a neuropsychology/rehabilitation service, either in qualified experience or as part of the specialist placement in the DClinPsy degree, would be an advantage. The successful applicant will be organised, flexible regarding roles and tasks, and respond to the changing needs of the service.

The shift pattern for this post is Monday - Friday.

Informal Contact: Sharon Mulhern, Clinical Lead Neuropsychology INS and GGC, Tel No: 0141 201 2600

' This post can be considered as a band 7 Preceptorship Development Post'

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs .

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.

EU Settlement Scheme

EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom.

Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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