Specialist Practitioner in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Specialist Practitioner in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE, Dykebar, Renfrewshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 6 weeks ago, 6 Apr | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is one of the largest healthcare systems in the UK employing around 40,000 staff in a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professions and job roles. We deliver acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services to a population of over 1.15 million and a wider population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included. 

The shift pattern for this position is Monday to Friday 9am 5pm.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Psychotherapy Department in Renfrewshire HSCP. The Specialist Practitioner in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a key member of the multidisciplinary psychotherapy team and would be expected to provide clinical leadership for their professional discipline within the team and support psychodynamic psychotherapy developments in the sector and within GG&C.

The post-holder will be expected to work as an integrated member of the psychotherapy team to fulfil its key functions. The post-holder will provide specialist psychodynamic therapy, which will include mentalization-based treatment, to patients, through working with individuals and in groups. The post-holder will be expected to carry out psychodynamic assessment of patients with complex needs, arrive at a specialist psychodynamic formulation, and to communicate this model of understanding in a skilled and sensitive manner to other staff groups in order to support the patients care under supervision.

The post-holder will also have responsibility for leading on professional profession specific clinical governance activity, which will include the setting and monitoring of standards of care in the service, responding to complaints, staff support, career long learning, continuous professional development, clinical supervision and the implementation of policy and clinical guidelines.

The post-holder will have line management responsibility and in addition to managerial remit the post-holder will carry individual areas of responsibility as a specialist clinician. These areas of individual responsibility will be agreed with the Senior Adult Psychotherapist and Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy.

Informal contact: Susan Hood, Senior Adult Psychotherapist, , Susan.hood@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

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

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