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Job summary

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
050-PST060-0422-D
Employer
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
East/Central/West base TBC
Town
East/Central/West base TBC
Salary
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical/Practitioner Psychologist Stepped Care

Band 8a

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

 

 

Job overview

We want to recruit TWO experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic Band 8a clinical psychologist, to join our Stepped Care Initiative within Adult mental health psychology services across Betsi Cadwaladr NHS Board. There will be TWO 8a clinical psychologists within the Stepped Care initiative to be based in either the West/Central or East region.

The post involves working with primary care mental health services  across the age range of younger and older adults. You will be joining a friendly, welcoming, and growing Adult Mental Health Psychology Department, with excellent clinical and research links with the School of Psychology and the DClinPsych Department at the University of Wales, Bangor.

The countryside of North Wales offers an excellent quality of life, and the post is within existing established inpatient psychology services. The post holder will also benefit from BCUHB wide links across North Wales within the wider Psychology Departments, with opportunity for clinical networking North Wales wide. You will be well supported, mentored, supervised, and managed within AMH Psychology.



Main duties of the job

The post holder will work under the supervision of the newly created Consultant Clinical Psychologist post for Stepped Care in BCUHB and be expected to provide leadership to the Primary Mental Health Service MDT on psychological knowledge and skills, relevant to all the practitioners within LPMHSS. This will require excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to integrate and co-work well with MDT colleagues, so providing accessible specialist psychological knowledge and expertise to the primary care mental health team. As well as providing direct clinical input to clients including specialised psychological assessments and neuropsychological assessments, formulation, and group or individual intervention work; the post will also involve working through others by offering training, supervision, and team formulation. It will involve attendance at clinical MDT meetings, referral meetings, primary care business meetings, and general clinical leadership. It will also involve the supervision of lower grade psychologists, assistants and trainees.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The postholder will be employed within the Stepped Care initiative to support the continued development and delivery of psychological therapies across MDT primary mental health services, and the interface with secondary care adult mental health services and allied partners. The postholder will independently assess and treat a specialist caseload of service users who are referred to the Psychology Service.  S/he will provide, develop and manage highly specialist interventions for service users and their families including highly specialist neuropsychological assessment. Additionally they will support training and supervision infrastructures for MDT staff to support the development of the MDT workforce’s skills in psychological therapies and interventions, as per the Matrics Cymru stepped care model.   The postholder will provide clinical training and placements for clinical psychologist trainees; provide specialist advice and consultancy to other professionals and carers;  undertake Research and Development activities, lecturing and teaching and maintain up to date knowledge of the evidence base for therapies and interventions with service users

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac  

Person specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Good Honours degree in Psychology Eligibility for Chartered status with the BPS
  • HCPC registration as a Clinical Psychologist
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced training in research design and methodology
  • Clinical supervision training for Doctoral trainees

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of mental health work
  • Willingness to develop additional specialist skills through supervised training or experience in Mental Health Psychology including case presentations, group supervision and short courses post-qualification.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of a variety of relevant therapeutic approaches for mental health work and assessments
  • Willingness to undertake training in supervisory skills

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including complex multivariate data analysis as practised within clinical psychology
  • Doctoral level knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, including neuropsychological and psychometric assessment and interpretation, psychological therapies and their application
Desirable criteria
  • Record of publications in peer reviewed or academic or professional journals and/or books
  • Participation with CPD as recommended by BPS & HCPC

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Louise Brookwell
Job title
Clinical Psychologist
Email address
louise.brookwell@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01248 363551
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