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Practitioner Psychologist Intestinal Failure

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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This is a role for a Practitioner Psychologist, integrated into the specialist Intestinal Failure team.

You will be expected to work on site at University Hospital Wales, with optional clinics at University Hospital Llandough. You will work across the pathway, with inpatients on the wards, outpatients in clinic, hold your own caseload, consult with the team and support the psychological approach of the wider team.

We are happy to consider applications from experienced Psychologists from working in healthcare settings, or other related fields and where the applicant has both relevant experience plus an enthusiasm to work with people with medical conditions.

This is a part time post but there are opportunities and other developments available to increase your hours if you need additional hours- please speak with us directly.

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

Main duties of the job

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Intestinal Failure Psychology Team at University Hospital Wales- a tertiary service for South Wales.

The post-holder will join another part-time psychologist, providing a service to patients, families and the team of the Intestinal Failure Services. The role includes consultation, staff training, team formulation and assessment and intervention to patients and their families. The work is both ward based and outpatients. There is an opportunity to further develop psychological care in this setting via working with staff, service improvement, training and research/audit.

You will be working both in the ward and outpatient setting. The main base is University Hospital Wales with additional time at University Hospital Llandough. You will also undertake some outpatient video sessions from home. Your base will be alongside the dietitians and specialist nurses in IF.

We are looking for an applicant with knowledge and experience of working in medical/ health settings who is willing to work flexibly and develop a service. This post would appeal to an enthusiastic and motivated practitioner, who enjoys working in a dynamic environment.

It is essential for the post holder to hold a Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent), and to be a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Counselling) Knowledge of, and a demonstrable interest in, applying psychology in medical settings is recommended.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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



  • oGood Honours degree in Psychology with eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the BPS
  • oHCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical/Counselling Psychology accredited by the HCPC (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 as accredited by the BPS).


  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialist areas of psychological practice.



  • oSignificant and demonstrable post-qualification experience of working as a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist.
  • oHolding clinical responsibility for the psychological care of clients' presenting with a range of complex needs


  • Experience of working in both community and in-patient settings. Experience working within a multi-disciplinary context Experience of NHS planning/service improvement forums



  • oSkills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and management, frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Communication & Relationship skills
  • Analytical and Judgment Skills


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific groups that are difficult to treat (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnosis, people with additional disabilities, etc.)
  • High level of knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two specialist psychological therapies.
  • Ability to speak Welsh and a willingness to use this in the context of work where relevant.

special knowledge


  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of Clinical Psychology in relation to medical settings. Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to the service. Evidence of post-qualification continuing professional development as recommended by the HCPC and BPS Formal training in supervision of other psychologists.


  • Well-developed specialist knowledge of psychological models and therapies related to the needs of people with medical problems including for example, gastroenterological difficulties. Awareness of ethnic diversity issues.

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to make effective use of clinical consultation and appraisal. Respect for users of services and their Carers. Commitment to and interest in working with people who have medical problems. Commitment to working collaboratively with people living with medical problems and their carers to develop and improve services. Willingness to work as part of a team. Ability to work independently.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Wales (main site) and University Hospital Llandough

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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