** - Senior Psychological Therapist - Tertiary

  • Coatbridge
  • Nhs Scotland
This post will be to be Accountable to the Head of Adult Psychological Therapies, and responsible to the Consultant Clinical/Counselling Psychologist: - Be responsible for the systematic autonomous provision of a highly specialised psychological assessment and treatment service to patients referred to the Adult Psychological Therapies Service. - Provide clinical supervision to clinical staff within Adult Psychological Therapies, within specific therapeutic modalities. - Contribute to Psychological Services training, teaching and research activities. - Provide a range of specialist evidence based psychological therapies, training, and supervision with an advanced clinical specialism - Represent the Consultant Clinical / Counselling Psychologist, as required, and take on locality management activities as required (e.g., expenses, appraisal/job planning, sickness absence management, payroll returns). KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB - Hold one of the following: a) HCPC registered psychologist (doctorate degree) or NMC (honours degree) or accredited membership of BABCP / BACP / UKCP or b) Graduate basis for chartership (GBC) with BPS and have completed a clinical skills training programme at Masters level (accredited by the BPS). - As well as having completed training in at least one evidence based psychological therapy the postholder must have additional relevant experience of providing a highly specialised psychological assessment and treatment service. - 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. - Ensure supervision skills are maintained in line with professional guidelines and programme supervision requirements. - Have knowledge of MDT working in order to understand complex clinical presentations. - Work in a sensitive manner with respect to diversity and gender, ethnic, culture and philosophical issues with a wide range of individuals and organisations. - Be aware of the limits of own competence and expertise. - Maintain and update knowledge of legislation and local policies and issues in relation to Adult Mental Health generally. - Attend in-house and external mandatory training courses (e.g. computer training, Moving and Handling, Management of Aggression and Violence). - Be aware of the need to deploy valuable Health Service resources in an effective and rational manner according to contemporary evidence-based practice. - Have a valid UK Driving License Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Dr Jo Waine, Consultant Psychologist/TESS Team Lead, on number - 01698 754640.. ‘In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another. - Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit.’ 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. Please note for all vacancies where a driving licence is required this must be a full UK/EU/EEA licence NHS Lanarkshire Recruitment Website Care to join us?