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Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Posted 28 August by NHS Lothian
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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 fixed term post (Maternity Leave Cover) 0.5 WTE post (to 2nd March 2019 will be aligned to our Midlothian Older Adult Mental Health Service and will be Sector Lead for Midlothian area. The post holder will be based at the OPMH base at Bonnyrigg Health Centre alongside the Older People's CMHT with clinics in the local area. They will be supported and supervise a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychologist attached to Older People's Services in Midlothian. They will have access to the LOPPS dedicated centralised administrative team.

Supported by the Professional Lead and Senior Clinical Psychologist the post holder will locally lead the development and provision of a specialist psychology service to older people their caregivers and families in the defined Sector/Locality area and to take responsibility and leadership as the Psychology representative in the MDT. This post holder will provide clinical supervision and support in relation to the psychological assessment therapy and interventions provided by newly qualified and trainee psychologists multi disciplinary clinicians and staff within the designated clinical area. You would be responsible for the management of a specialist caseload and appropriate allocation of caseload to other members of the Locality team. There are significant opportunities to utilise and develop skills and competencies in neuropsychological assessment and complex therapeutic casework and co-working with the multidisciplinary team. There will be delegated responsibilities for providing psychology teaching training consultancy and supervision activities management within a governance structure in addition to undertaking audit and research relevant to the service area.

You must have an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and be registered with HCPC as Applied Psychologist or be eligible for registration.

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)

Reference: 35929174

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