Clinical Psychologist

  • NHS Lothian
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Mar 06, 2019
Healthcare & Medical Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

NHS Lothian

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Clinical Psychologist Band 8a: 0.4 WTE

Hours - 6 months temporary post-maternity leave cover

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist that would suit an individual who is interested in working with patients presenting with acute severe and complex mental health problems. The post is located in the acute inpatient service at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the postholder will be working with clients who are in crisis or otherwise at risk and requiring admission to the hospital.

You will be involved in providing a highly specialist service to the clients admitted to the acute inpatient service and you will be involved in the application of a psychological model and associated therapies to the in patient service at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. In addition to the provision of individual and group therapies you will be required to provide support to the multi disciplinary staff team through shared assessments psychological formulation consultancy and provision of supervision and reflective practice. Teaching and training for the acute service more generally will also be expected as part of the role. The post holder will additionally be expected to engage in audit and research activity.

The Lothian Psychology service hosts trainees from a range of Universities including Edinburgh University.

There is also a strong commitment to professional development of staff within the service.

Informal enquires to Dr. Sean Harper Consultant Clinical Psychologist REH Edinburgh.