Nurse Psychotherapist

Posted 5 April by NHS Forth Valley Featured
NHS Forth Valley
Prison Healthcare Service

Nurse Psychotherapist

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, Permanent
Band 7, Salary scale £32,013- £42,205 per annum

REF: 18040184

We are seeking to recruit a Nurse Psychotherapist to a permanent post working across the 3 NHS Forth Valley Prisons Mental Health Teams. The team currently consists of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses, Addictions Counsellors, case workers and Clinical Psychologist.

This post presents an exciting opportunity to be part of a developing multidisciplinary psychological therapies service, as well as having strong links with professional nursing structures within the wider service. The post holder will provide direct psychological assessment and intervention to adults with a wide range of presenting problems.

Candidates must possess current registration as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and be qualified in an evidence-based high intensity psychological intervention e.g. CBT. Experience of working with people who have experienced trauma would also be essential in the role.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

For informal enquiries please contact Rosemary Duffy, Forth Valley Prisons Healthcare Manageror Helen Bratton, Clinical Psychologist.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at

Closing date: Thursday 26th April 2018 at 12 noon

Application forms and job descriptions are available on the NHS Forth Valley Intranet site or by visiting Alternatively by quoting relevant post title and reference number and e-mailing or by telephoning the recruitment answerline on.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office onif there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

Please note, if we have not contacted you within 6 weeks of the post closing, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

NHS Forth Valley Board aims to improve health and healthcare for the people of Forth Valley. In recent years we celebrated the opening of the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital and we are now embarking on a new and exciting chapter of quality improvement as we continue to design and deliver healthcare services fit for the future, with the launch of our new Healthcare Strategy. For further information on NHS Forth Valley please visit our website where you will find copies of our Healthcare Strategy and Annual Review.

Reference: 34835030

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