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Principal Clinical Psychologist

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Working in Clinical Health Psychology you will be an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. The post will provide 05wte to the cardiac service in which you will be embedded. There is a long history of psychological input to this team and the service is well established. This is a unique role as a cardiac psychologist providing input to all sub-specialities within the cardiac service including cardiac rehabilitation heart failure congenital heart disease and devices. There are close links to specialist services at GJNH. There is also a close working relationship with the local MCN with opportunities to be involved in service developments and to inform National improvement projects. Although the majority of your time will be spent in the cardiac team you will also be a member of the wider clinical health psychology service and as such there will be a requirement to contribute to service wide training programs and additional clinical work as required. There will also be opportunity to contribute to the development of new ways of working across clinical health services as a whole. Your role will include providing psychological assessment neuropsychological assessment and short to medium term therapy to patients as well as advice and consultation on patients psychological needs to non-psychologist colleagues and carers. You will enjoy the flexibility to lead future developments within cardiac services with the support of the wider service. Previous experience of working within the speciality of clinical health psychology is preferable. You will be embedded within a well established cardiac service that is motivated and supportive of the contribution clinical psychology can make to their team. There will be opportunity to share learning and contribute to the wider team development. Psychological Services within Ayrshire and Arran comprises four speciality services; Adult Mental Health Learning Disabilities Child Services and the Older Adult Neuropsychology and Clinical Health service. This post is housed within the latter service while although remaining separate services are managed together. It is essential that you have a Post Graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe care and respectful way. Hours: 1875 hours per week (five sessions) A car driver/owner is essential as you will be travelling between sites. Informal enquiries to Dr Esther Murray or Pamela McColm who can both be reached on Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  All correspondence will be sent by email. We have experienced some issues with personal email addresses and there is no guarantee correspondence will be sent to your inbox. It is therefore your responsibility to check all email folders including your junk folder as we have no control over which folder the correspondence will be sent to. PLEASE RESTRICT YOUR SUPPORTING STATEMENT TO NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS IF LIMIT IS EXCEEDED TEXT WILL BE CUT-OFF. PLEASE AVOID USING SYMBOLS &/? SIGNS BULLET POINTS ETC THROUGHOUT YOUR APPLICATION. Closing Date: 26 October 2016 We are in the process of amending the online application form. Please note that the current online application form requests that you supply information regarding sickness absence. Please do not complete this section as this information does not form part of the initial selection process.

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