1 CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - GLASGOW PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA SERVICE THE ANCHOR Job Reference: G Closing Date: 12 January 2017
2 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack. We hope this exciting and rewarding role catches your imagination and that you are encouraged to apply. As the largest Health Board in Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plays a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, working closely with local universities and colleges. It also provides the full range of community hospital services. The Board has an annual turnover of billion per year. It serves a population of 1.14 million people and employs 39,286 staff. The following is included in this information pack to help you with your application: Job description Person specification A summary of the terms and conditions for the post Agenda for Change pay bands and points The application process Guidance for completing your application form Working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde If you have a disability or long-term health problem, the Board is committed to offering reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and employment. If you require further information or support, please contact Recruitment Services. We very much look forward to receiving your application. Recruitment Services
3 JOB DESCRIPTION Band 8c JOB IDENTIFICATION Job Title: Responsible to (insert job title): Department(s): Operating Division Consultant Clinical Psychologist Professional Lead / Head of Psychological Trauma Service GG&C Psychological Trauma Service Glasgow City CHCP :Adult Northwest 1. JOB PURPOSE Consultant Clinical Psychologists are required; To ensure the systematic provision of a high quality clinical psychology service within a defined highly specialised service or clinical team. To work autonomously within professional guidelines and exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the service/team and to ensure that systems are in place and working effectively for the clinical delivery and professional supervision and support of all other staff within the service/ team for which the post holder has designated responsibility, including clear systems for effective recruitment, professional appraisal, and the identification of CPD needs across the service/sector team. To act as a highly specialist resource to the wider professional community and, as a major requirement of the job, to carry out research activities, audit, policy and service development. 2. ROLE OF DEPARTMENT Greater Glasgow and Clyde Psychological Trauma Service: The Anchor is a specialist mental health service for people who have experienced complex traumatic events and who are experiencing complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other significant trauma related mental health difficulties. The service prioritises people who experience additional social inequalities or barriers to accessing health care such as; The homeless and those leaving care,
4 asylum seekers and refugees who are victims of torture and organised violence, trafficking victims of all forms of exploitation unaccompanied asylum seeking children and trafficked children who are under 16 vulnerable female offenders, survivors of child sexual abuse and sexual assault in-care survivors of childhood abuse and neglect The post holder will work across this trauma population but will be responsible for the service response to vulnerable female offenders. This will involve a leadership, strategic, therapeutic, consultation and supervisory role and be part of the senior team at Tomorrows Woman Glasgow and others services which respond to female offenders.. The post holder will be based within The Anchor with further travel required when requested. 3. ORGANISATIONAL POSITION - please insert relevant organisational chart for the post PROFESSIONAL LEAD/ Lead GG&C Psychological Trauma Service CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST (THIS POST) PRINCIPAL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGISTS/TRAINEES AS ASSIGNED
5 4. SCOPE AND RANGE Psychology Services are responsible for providing a specialist psychology service for all clients of the service. advising management on appropriate policy, systems and programmes to promote effective delivery and quality of all psychologically-based interventions. providing training, or for advising service management on appropriate external training, to all staff within the service involved in the delivery of psychologically-based interventions. providing specialist clinical supervision to staff delivering formal psychological therapies, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy. managing the psychological resources available to the service in terms of staff, including psychologists (trainee psychologists and assistants) and in terms of psychology materials employed in the assessment and the treatment of patients. participating in local management groups and responsible for service development for aspects of psychological care. providing specialist psychological research expertise to the service. 5. MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical: 1. To provide highly developed specialist psychological assessments of clients based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including psychological and neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client s care. 2. To formulate plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of a client s mental and/or health problems based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client s problems, and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy. 3. To be responsible for implementing a range of highly specialist psychological interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups, within and across teams employed individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining psychological formulations drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses. 4. To make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into
6 account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group. 5. To exercise full responsibility and autonomy for the treatment of and discharge of clients whose problems are managed as a psychologically based standard care plan, ensuring appropriate assessment, formulation and interventions, communicating with the referral agent and others involved with the care on a regular basis. 6. To provide expertise and specialist psychological advice, guidance and consultation to other professionals contributing directly to the analysis of clients problems and disorders to ensure accurate formulations, reflecting an in-depth causal understanding, diagnosis and treatment plan. 7. To ensure that all members of the wider clinical team have access to a psychologically based framework for the understanding and care of clients of the service, through the provision of advice and consultation and the dissemination of psychological knowledge, research and theory. 8. To undertake risk assessment and risk management for relevant individual clients and to provide both general and specialist consultation and advice for other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and management. 9. To act as designated care co-coordinator, in appropriate cases, ensuring the provision of a care package appropriate for the client s needs, co-coordinating the work of others involved with care, arranging client s care reviews as required and communicating effectively with the client, his/her family and all others involved in care; and to monitor progress during the course of multi-disciplinary interventions. 10. To communicate in a highly skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation which includes making available an explanation of how the problem developed, an indication of what maintains the problem and factors which may guide treatment options for clients under their care and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care. 11. To provide expertise and advice to facilitate the effective and appropriate provision of psychological care by all members of the team. 12. To provide expert consultation and opinion about the psychological care of the client group to staff and agencies outside the Health Board Area. 13. To give expert advice to the Courts on cases where opinions may differ or in unique situations 14. To take part in regular professional supervision and appraisal and maintain an active engagement with current developments in the field of clinical psychology and related disciplines
7 Teaching, training and supervision: NB. Clinical supervision: term is specific to Psychology and relates to a process of reviewing clinical practice; leading to the development of practice. Not to be equated with the Job Evaluation definition of supervision. 1. To ensure appropriate systems for the clinical and professional supervision of qualified and unqualified psychologists across the service. 2. To provide clinical and professional supervision to qualified and assistant psychologists working in the service. 3. To provide supervision for CAPPs Trainees or MSc trainees in psychological therapies. 4. To co-ordinate and provide specialist clinical placements for trainee clinical psychologists, ensuring that they acquire the necessary clinical and research skills to doctoral level where appropriate, and competencies and experience to contribute effectively to good psychological practice, and undertake the assessment and evaluation of those competencies 5. To provide specialist advice, consultation, training and clinical supervision/assessment to other members of the team for their provision of psychologically based interventions to help improve clients functioning. 6. To provide pre and post-qualification teaching of clinical psychology. 7. To continue to develop expertise in the area of professional pre and post-graduate training and clinical supervision. 7. To ensure that all psychologists within the service/sector team maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and issues in relation to both the specific client group and mental health. Management and Recruitment, 1. To ensure the delivery of a high quality, best-practice and evidence-based service within area of own responsibility 2. To exercise responsibility for managing the psychological resources available to the sector team/service including line management responsibility for qualified and Assistant/Trainee Clinical Psychologists psychological staff and psychological materials employed in the assessment and the treatment of patients. 3. To exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within the sector team/service and to interpret National Clinical Guidelines such as NICE and SIGN Guidelines and ensure that services are meeting all relevant standards. 4. To manage the resources available to the service in terms of the delivery of psychologically based interventions for clients delivered by non-specialists.
8 5. To ensure appropriate professional psychology recruitment within the service/sector team. 6. To advise on the skill level required to undertake psychological practice within a service development framework 7. To monitor and evaluate the psychology service provision with the service/clinical team to ensure that it meets required service and practice standards. Policy, Planning and Service Development 1. As a senior clinician to ensure the development of a high quality, responsive and accessible service for clients, their carers and families within the sector team/service, including advising both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing. 2. To plan and implement service developments and projects within the sector team/service that respond to Government initiatives and targets and that have application across other teams and services. For example, the development of innovative service components to reduce waiting times or enhance patient satisfaction and outcomes. 3. To take a lead role in the delivery of Care Pathways which may require changes in psychological practice to meet patients' needs. 4. To take a lead role in the workforce and resource planning for the psychological interventions and therapies component of the wider service/clinical team. 5. To identify gaps or resource issues in the service and to initiate and implement developments. IT responsibilities: 1. Use I.T. systems to record clinical activity, caseload, waiting list etc and to report on the performance of psychologists within the area and on the activity of the service. 2. Undertake the collection, processing, interpretation, reporting of information using appropriate software, including advanced statistical, and presentation packages. 3. Use of IT systems to access the NHS e-library for keeping up-to-date with current developments. Research and service evaluation: 1. As a major job requirement to plan, develop and undertake formal research programmes relevant to the post holder's area of clinical activity and service.
9 2. To undertake collaborative research activity including the evaluation of, monitoring and development of the service/sector team s services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit. 3. To utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work, work with other team members and across the service/sector team. 6a. EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY 1. To use a variety of technological equipment for the purposes of clinical work, e.g. video cameras, audio recorders, video players etc. 2. To exercise responsibility for the appropriate and safe use of specialist psychological equipment within the area including appropriate systems of stock control. 3. Use I.T. systems to maintain up to date records of; clinical activity, caseload, waiting list etc and to report on the performance of psychologists within the service/team. 4. Use specialist psychometric test equipment to identify language, memory, intellectual and other cognitive deficits. 6b. SYSTEMS 1. To ensure the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional selfgovernance in accordance with professional codes of practice of the British Psychological Society and Divisional policies and procedures. 2. Use I.T systems to maintain up to date records of clinical activity, caseload, waiting list etc and to report on the performance of psychologists within these areas. 3. Use I.T. systems relevant to clinical interventions, e.g. for scoring psychometric tests. 4. Use management and I.T, systems to ensure adequate performance management information is provided in a timely manner. 5. Use management and IT systems to ensure national workforce data and clinical activity data are provided for e.g. ISD workforce and camhs mapping 7. DECISIONS AND JUDGEMENTS Consultant Clinical Psychologists are autonomous Practitioners responsible for their own work and the interpretation of agreed guidelines and policies. The post holder is guided by general health organisational and broad operational Policies which they are required to interpret and initiate appropriate action as required. Specifically the post holder expected
10 to:- 1. Make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment suitability, assessment, formulation, diagnosis, treatment and discharge, 2. Offer expert opinion where this may draw on highly complex and conflicting information. 3. Advise on the development of clinical specialisms and other service developments, making decisions based on the clinical needs of clients, strategic development of the service, the research/evidence base and national policy. 4. Make judgements on the best use of psychology resources and of resources to the service / team, in the area of responsibility, often where there may be significant difference in opinion. This will include making decisions and judgements involving highly complex facts, maybe in unpredictable situations, which require analysis and interpretation of consequences of a range of options. 5. The post holder will be an expert in their field and will be required to make judgements in new or unique situations where there is no obvious solution. 6. As a Consultant the post holder will have the freedom to undertake appropriate actions based on their interpretations for example, of relevant clinical and professional policies Work will be the subject to appraisal meetings with the Professional Lead / Head of Service who will set Key Result Areas and agree a personal development plan for the year. 8. COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS The post holder is required: To provide and receive highly complex information in a highly skilled and sensitive manner, concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of clients under their care and to monitor and evaluate progress during the course of both uni- and multi-disciplinary care. To communicate effectively with patients suffering from severe mental illness, including patients with personality disorders who may exhibit a significant degree of hostility, and antagonism. To address subjects such as a client s past sexual abuse, traumatic events, exposure to violence etc. in client s lives or suggesting management strategies for individuals where there is considerable conflict regarding the approach to adopt. To manage barriers to acceptance or understanding (e.g. head injury, learning disability, sensory impairment), which need to be overcome using the highest level of interpersonal and communication skills.
11 The post holder is required to develop and maintain effective communication systems with; Clinicians and managers to ensure effective delivery of the service External agencies including GPs, the Courts, Universities and Social Work Patient Groups and voluntary bodies To communicate effectively with patients when significant barriers to communication exist e.g. learning disability, sensory or physical impairment To undertake formal presentations in public, professional and academic settings. To maintain communication with wider networks, including national networks, such as the British Psychological Society and its Division of Clinical Psychology, and national special interest groups. 9. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB Physical: To exercise physical skills requiring dexterity, precision, good hand-eye coordination and speed in administering psychometric tests, with a specific requirement for consistency and accuracy, which are essential for accurate diagnosis. To use specialist psychometric tests requiring the simultaneous co-ordinated manipulation of test materials and the accurate observation, timing and recording of patient performances and behaviours. Good keyboard skills are required. Considerable physical effort is entailed through sitting for hours in a restricted position, e.g. during clinical interview or assessment sessions. These sessions typically extend for a half or full day at a time. Use a car to make home visits or travel between clinics. Mental: Considerable intense mental effort (often attending to multiple sources of information at the same time) is required when concentrating, often for long periods at a time when directly interacting with clients during assessment and therapy sessions..these concentration requirements typically endure over the period of clinics, which may
12 extend for a half or full day at a time Intense concentration is also required when using varied and sometimes intricate clinical assessment procedures (e.g. interviews, direct observations of client behaviour or the use of complex psychometric assessment tools Emotional: Frequent exposure to highly distressing or emotional circumstances when providing treatment to patients who are seriously mentally ill, and exhibiting challenging behaviour (such as suicidal threats or aggressive and threatening behaviour) Frequent exposure to highly distressing circumstances as when giving news of life threatening illnesses such as dementia or when hearing personal accounts of involvement with child abuse or domestic breakdown Considerable emotional demands are presented in listening to or reading about staff or clients or their carers distress and through exposure to disturbing accounts of serious crimes, sexual abuse or traumas, as well as from actual or threatened aggressive behaviour on the part of clients or carers and occasionally from significant threats of violence from forensic clients and their families. Emotional demands are routinely experienced in supporting other staff through major challenges at work, including clinical supervision of difficult cases. These include debriefing staff and clients after violent or otherwise traumatic events. Environmental: Services to clients are provided in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospital, their own homes, own rooms, hostel accommodation, bed and breakfast, etc. Some of these environments may present exposure to hazards, such as verbal and physical aggression, loud noise, or unpleasant working conditions e.g. bad odours, cigarette smoke, domestic animals, used injecting equipment, etc. 10. MOST CHALLENGING/DIFFICULT PARTS OF THE JOB The post involves working with individuals who present significant challenges to those supporting them either through the risks they themselves face or present because of their behaviour or through significant mental health difficulties or serious physical health problems. In addition, there is a need to respond to the sometimes conflicting needs of patients, referrers and staff in a manner that maintains high quality service and staff morale. Forming lone judgements and offering expert opinions in relation to highly complex and diverse problems / disorders, often under emotionally charged circumstances.
13 Managing a diversity of patient needs and service demands in a context of restricted resources.
14 PERSON SPECIFICATION Band 8c KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB TRAINING & QUALIFICATION S ESSENTIAL Demonstrates advanced theoretical and practical knowledge as a clinical psychologists which requires to be obtained through:- Post-graduate doctoral level training in clinical psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS or HCPC, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology. Post-doctoral training in additional specialised areas of psychological practice of an extensive and substantial nature Registration with the HCPC as a clinical psychologist. Training in clinical practice supervision. DESIRABLE Full membership of the Division of Clinical Psychology EXPERIENCE Significant supervised clinical psychology practice experience in NHS or equivalent by a suitably qualified Clinical Psychologist. Requires experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting with the full range of clinical severity across the full range of care settings including outpatient, community, primary care, in-patient and residential care settings. This includes skill in
15 maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse. Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients psychological care and treatment, both as an independent practitioner and also within the context of a multi-disciplinary care plan. Experience working with survivors of complex trauma and skills in the evidence based psychological treatments for complex PTSD Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practiced within the field of clinical psychology. Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the client group and mental health. Skills as a Senior Clinician to undertake clinical leadership roles and tasks within multidisciplinary and multiagency contexts A high level ability to communicate effectively at both a written and oral level complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and a wide range of lay and professional persons within and outside the NHS. Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional
16 groups. Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCPC. PERSONAL A capacity to establish priorities and organise workload effectively and efficiently Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychology phenomena, an interest in models of service delivery, and an ability to articulate the value added by clinical psychology services within the context of multi-disciplinary mental health services OTHER Ability to operate effectively within a team based setting at a high level Able to travel to different bases as required.
17 Job title Summary of terms and conditions The terms and conditions of service are those approved and amended from time to time by the National Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions Agreement. Job reference number Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Glasgow Psychological Trauma Service G Closing date 12 January 2018 Vacancy enquiries to Agenda for Change band: Salary Hours Base Contract type Annual leave Superannuation For information specific to the role, contact: Lisa Reynolds, Band 8C Please refer to Agenda for Change Payscale on the following page. All values are per annum (pro rata where applicable). Please note candidates new to the NHS should expect to start at the entry point of the payscale shown hours per week The Anchor Permanent The basic annual leave entitlement in a full year commencing 1st April to 31st March is 27 Days on appointment, rising to 29 days after five years and 33 days after 10 years. Leave entitlement is pro rata where applicable. All employees are automatically enrolled it the Scottish Public Pensions Agency. Healthcare Support Workers All NHS Scotland postholders that are not governed by a regulatory or professional body are considered to be healthcare support workers. On appointment, you will be expected to comply with the NHS Scotland Mandatory Induction Standards and Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers. Smokefree policy Equal opportunities Healthcare Support Workers are expected at all times to practice competencies that demonstrate insight, understanding and mutual respect of patients, their families, carers and work colleagues. Whether in a clinical or non-clinical role the post holder is expected at all times to be an exemplar of person centred care, embracing their Code of Conduct to a high standard as part of an integrated health professional team. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates a smokefree policy on all premises and grounds. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is as an equal opportunities employer.
18 Agenda for Change pay bands and points Point Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5 Band 6 Band 7 Band 8 Band ,532 16, , , ,760 17, ,295 18, ,903 18, , , ,302 20, ,727 20, , , , ,440 22, ,910 22, , , , ,830 26, ,911 27, ,034 29, , , ,013 32, ,058 33, ,234 34, ,933 35, , , , ,833 40, ,205 42, , , ,562 47, ,000 49, , , ,232 57, ,799 58, , , ,599 68, ,559 70, , , ,011 81, ,932 84, , , , ,450 Range A Range B Range C Range D
19 The Application Process Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification along with the guidance notes on completing your application form. The hiring manager will shortlist an application for interview based on its content, therefore it is in your best interests to ensure you submit a fully and appropriately completed application. You will receive confirmation that your application submission has been received when you submit your online application form. When we begin to process your application, you will receive an from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirming receipt. If you have not received a confirmation within 3 days working days from the closing date, please Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde receive, we are unable to write to applicants who are not successfully shortlisted for interview. Accordingly, if you have not received an invitation for interview within six weeks of the closing date please assume on this occasion you have been unsuccessful. We hope this will not deter you from applying again. We will use several methods of communication to advise you of each stage of the recruitment process this includes: , letter, SMS text, or telephone. It is essential that you regularly check your and your phone to see if we have been in contact with you to update you on the progress of your application. Please ensure your account does not treat NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as spam or junk by adjusting the necessary settings. Please ensure you retain a copy of the job description and person specification for the post you are applying for you will need this to help you prepare if you are selected for interview. Please retain details of the job reference number you will need this if contacting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services. Should you require further information or assistance in relation to your application please visit or your enquiry to Please ensure you have the job reference number to hand. For details on what happens once you have submitted your application, please visit the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recruitment guidance for applicants.
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21 Part A (Personal information), Part B (Declarations), Part C (Application Details) The job description provides information about the main duties and responsibilities of the post being advertised. It also describes the purpose of the post. Please ensure that your application form clearly demonstrates how your skills / knowledge / experience can be utilised in the role. The job description and person specification also specify the requirements or criteria (knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualifications) that are essential or desirable to perform the duties outlined. Please ensure in your application that you demonstrate how you meet the minimum essential criteria and where applicable, the desirable criteria for the role. Certain posts in NHS Scotland are exempt from the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exclusions & Exceptions) (Scotland) Order Click Here for more information. If the advertisement for this position has declared that we require a Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme Membership / Disclosure Scotland Check, you must declare any previous convictions, classed as either spent or unspent, including criminal convictions received outside the United Kingdom. The Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 states that it is a criminal offence to employ a person who is not entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK). Consequently, before NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde offers employment, the prospective employee must provide evidence, that he/she is entitled to work in the UK. All applicants regardless of nationality will be asked to provide evidence of eligibility to live and work in the UK. As a Disability Confident Employer, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates a Guarantee Interview Scheme for disabled applicants. Candidates who have declared a disability and who meet the minimum essential criteria outlined within the job description / person specification will be guaranteed an interview. You must provide full and complete employment references including a work address (personal address for employment references may not be acceptable) covering a minimum period of the last three years. Employment referees should be listed in chronological order that is the most recent first. If you have had more than two employers in the last three years we will require additional references. Character referees should only be used in the event that you cannot provide two employer references covering the last three years. Any gaps in employment history must be detailed within your supporting statement and will be explored carefully with you at the interview stage. If you have an employment history of less than three years, you should provide full details of an academic referee or other person who is not a friend, is not related to you or involved in any financial arrangement with you to provide a personal reference.
22 If you have had no previous employment or have been self-employed you should provide details of two personal referees as outlined above and where applicable evidence to confirm your status (i.e. letter from Jobcentre Plus, academic record or evidence from HM Revenue & Customs) if you are shortlisted for interview. Your application form provides you with an opportunity to provide a supporting statement. This section is one of the most important in the application form as the information that is provided here will be evaluated and used to decide if you are invited to attend interview. This section gives you the opportunity to describe and demonstrate the particular qualifications, skills, abilities, knowledge, relevant experience and other qualities that make you a good candidate for the post. Part D (Equal Opportunities) This part of the form is optional and the information you provide in this section exercises no part of the selection process. It is treated in confidence and only the Recruitment Service or Human Resources staff can access this information for the purpose of recording and compliance monitoring, to ensure our workforce is balanced and represents the best candidates from all parts of society regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and/or socio-economic status. Data Protection Act 1998 The information you provide on your application will be treated in confidence. Only those NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff involved in the selection process and processing your application will see your application form. If you are the successful applicant your application form will be retained and used to create your employee record file. Your application form will be held for 12 months, from the date of your application, within the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recruitment system, after which period it will be deleted from the system.
23 Working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde About us NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health board and provider of healthcare in Scotland and one of the largest health care providers in the UK. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde s purpose is to: Deliver effective and high quality health services, to act to improve the health of our population and to do everything we can to address the wider social determinants of health which cause health inequalities. The Board works in close partnership with other NHS organisations, local authorities and other agencies including the third sector to ensure that social work, education, housing, employment and environmental services unite effectively and efficiently with the NHS in tackling inequalities and underlying health problems in local communities. The future shape of health and social care provision is changing following the move to establish new statutory Partnerships between NHS and Local Authorities, responsible for the planning and delivery of Health and Social care for local populations. This requires the development of very different relationships between primary care, mental health services, community and acute services. NHS GGC serves a population of 1.2 million (over 1/5 of the population of Scotland) with services provided by 39,000 staff. The geographical area covered includes: Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and North Glasgow (Stepps-Moodiesburn corridor). Our services NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde provides a full range of Secondary and Tertiary Clinical services, Primary Care, Mental Health and Community services included in which are a number of world-class specialist services. Find out more about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at If you want to know more about the NHS Scotland, visit If you are successful in your application to join us, you will be working within one of our Acute, Primary and Community Care Services. These services are in turn supported by a range of Corporate Service functions including Administration, ehealth, Finance, Human Resources, Public Health, Corporate Planning, Facilities and Estates.
24 Click Here to find out more about our Community Services Click Here to find out more about our Mental Health Services Click here to find out more about the services in your area Employee benefits We offer all our staff excellent benefits including; NHS Superannuation pension scheme, Child Care Vouchers, Bursaries to support education and training, Interest free loans to purchase Zonecards for trains, buses, underground and some ferries Cycle to work interest-free loans to purchase bicycles and equipment For more information on the benefits available to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff, visit Further information For further information on any aspect of the recruitment process or for further details on working within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde contact: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital Dalnair Street Glasgow G3 8SJ Tel: +44 (0)
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COMPLAINTS MANAGER West Glasgow ACH Job Reference: 0000051128G Closing Date: 06 April 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack.
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DISTRICT NURSE - OUT OF HOURS Victoria ACH Job Reference: 0000050745N Closing Date: 09 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
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CLINICAL ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY Job Reference: 0000050250G Closing Date: 02 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
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ADMIN ASSISTANT\ WARD CLERK North East Mental Health Im- Patient Stobhill Hospital Job Reference: 0000048915G Closing Date: 29 September 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
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HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER - ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000052244N Closing Date: 29 June 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE - CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Job Reference: 0000046902N Closing Date: 21 April 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
OPERATIONAL MANAGER - INTEGRATED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Job Reference: 0000050463G Closing Date: 16 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
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Healthcare Support Worker: Inpatient Mental Health Staff Bank Agenda for Change: Band 3 Inverclyde area Job Reference: 0000049736U Closing Date: Sunday 03 December 2017 Dear Applicant Thank you for your
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