190143 Senior Principal Applied Psychologist (KA)

Nhs Lothian

190143 Senior Principal Applied Psychologist (KA)

Band 8B (£67,285 - £71,978)

Nhs Lothian, Ladywell, West Lothian

  • Part time
  • Permanent

Posted 2 weeks ago, 28 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

NHS Scotland is reducing their full-time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Recruiting Board. 

The use of the term Senior or Junior in this post refers only to the level of experience and responsibility required for this post rather than age.   As such, applications from people of all ages are welcomed, subject to meeting the relevant criteria.

We will fully support disabled candidates, and candidates with long-term conditions or who are neurodivergent by making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment policy and practices.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 

Please note: As this post is part-time the salary will be pro-rata.

The Regional Eating Disorder Clinical Psychologist has a lead role in delivering direct and indirect psychological interventions, providing high quality, responsive assessment, care and support, and working as part of the REDU team.

Leadership role in the development and delivery of psychologically informed service provision through team consultation, supervision, training and the delivery of high intensity psychological interventions.  Via membership of the senior management team (SMT), to contribute to the delivery of an effective safe service.

Key aspect of this role is to act as a regional expert on psychological interventions in this field, reporting to the Professional Lead, but having a leadership role in the regional Eating Disorder Unit SMT.  Leadership to supervise and to support the psychological assessment and therapy provided by other psychologists and other clinical members of the team who provide psychologically based mental health care and treatment.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within REDU.

To utilise skills for quality improvement, audit, policy and service development and research.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact gavin.menzies@nhs.scot