Practitioner Psychologist: Powys Living Well Service

Powys Teaching Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Would you like to join an interdisciplinary team which prides itself on being innovative, effective, and friendly?

Would you like to work in a beautiful environment where your personal and professional development is encouraged?

Would you like to join a team which specialises in a biopsychosocial approach to the management of long term health conditions?

If so, we would welcome your application for the role of Practitioner Psychologist within the Powys Living Well Service.

As a team we believe in using all the resources we have available to us to help us help people to live the livesthey want. We use digital resources to improve access to our services and reduce the need for people and health care staff to travel.

As a service use the environmentaround us to inspire people to make the most of the opportunities for improving health and wellbeing.Using the best evidence available, we designand continuously improveservices in collaboration with the people who will be usingthem.

Main duties of the job

Our practitioner psychologists work across a range of health conditions. Delivering one to one and group interventions. You will have opportunities to develop you skills in:

Pain Management

Fatigue Management including Long Covid

Level 3 weight Management

and other related conditions

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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



  • Professional Doctorate in Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Registered with Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as qualified Practitioner Psychologist
  • Experience post qualification within a relevant area where skills are transferrable to adults with chronic health conditions
  • Knowledge of clinical psychological assessment, formulation and psychological treatment as well as experience of providing these across all core specialties
  • Knowledge of specific models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology


  • Knowledge of specific models of neuro psychology



  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity teams, across professional groups
  • Experience in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with thorough knowledge of motivational interviewing and behaviour change principles and have sufficient knowledge to train others and create psychological formulations using these models


  • Experience working with adult population either in Mental Health or within clinical health psychology settings

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to our organisational values - o Working together to be the best we can be o Striving to develop and deliver excellent services o Putting people at the heart of everything we do
  • Highly skilled in complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Highly developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and nonprofessional groups.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Ability to teach and train others, using a variety of complex multimedia materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings
  • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour
  • Able to communicate information relating to patient services to patients and staff


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Ability to embrace the following personal Values and Behaviours on a daily basis Dignity, Respect and Fairness Integrity, Openness and Honesty Caring, Kindness and Compassion



  • Ability to travel Powys-wide to attend meetings and training
  • VDU use for data entry, clinical reports, email correspondence, recording notes

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Bronllys Hospital




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