HIGHLY SPECIALIST CLINICAL OR FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST

Recruiter
NHS Fife
Location
Cupar, Fife
Salary
32013
Posted
14 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
FIFE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP
FIFE WIDE DIVISION
STRATHEDEN HOSPITAL, CUPAR
PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE, FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALTY
HIGHLY SPECIALIST CLINICAL OR FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST
REF NO: FW390/05/17LB
SALARY: £32,013 - £42,205 OR £40,833 - £49,000 PRO RATA
BAND 7/8A - HOURS: 22.5 (CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WISHING TO WORK LESS SESSIONS THAN ADVERTISED)

The Fife Area-Wide Psychology Service is a large (80 WTE) well-provided service including clinical and health specialties, with extensive involvement in training, research and service development. Close links with Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and St. Andrews Universities’ D. Clin.Psych and MSc courses. Your professional development, CPD and research initiatives will be well supported.

This post, would suit newly qualified clinical or forensic psychologists, or more experienced psychologists who have additional clinical and professional competencies. The post is funded at Band 8a but newly qualified clinical psychologists, who are not yet eligible to supervise, will be appointed at Band 7.
Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work less sessions than advertised.

As part of the Forensic Mental Health Team in Fife, you will be expected to provide a highly specialist clinical forensic service to adults who present with a history of offending behaviour and mental disorder. You would provide risk assessments and recommendations regarding risk management planning; specialist clinical assessment; psychological formulation based upon clinical and risk assessment to inform treatment planning; delivery of specialist psychological interventions appropriate to patient needs; joint working and specialist consultation to colleagues and other services (e.g. criminal justice social work, health, prison); and specialist opinions to Scottish Government, courts and mental health tribunals. This post is attached to the new low secure unit based at Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, though the post-holder will also liaise with colleagues in the community forensic team and will provide input as required to the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit at Stratheden Hospital.

You will also take an active part in the Area Psychology Service, seeking opportunities for research, professional development and contributing to that of others. The post will be based at Stratheden Hospital.

Informal Enquiries: Dr Lynda Todd, Consultant Clinical Psychologist by email at or by telephone o. (working days Tuesday to Thursday)

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.

Application forms can be downloaded from , saved to your PC and returned to the recruitment team by email attachment. You can also request an application pack by email quoting the job reference number.

Our email address is

We will acknowledge all returned application forms within 24 hours of receipt.

We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis.

CLOSING DATE: 12 NOON ON 26TH SEPTEMBER 2017

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