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Clinical Psychologist Principal

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is a key element of the ABUHB Adferiad Service. The multidisciplinary Adferiad Service supports people coping with the impact ofhealth conditions in their lives by developing individualised recovery and rehabilitation plans. The current focus is specifically Long Covid and weare developing pathways for people with persistent symptoms from other causes and complex co-morbidities as the service expands. The clinicalpathway is focused on working with people to identify and support their needs, in partnership with GP's, therapists, specialist teams andcommunity services.The post holder will be based alongside the Adferiad team and will undertake work which includes face to face work with individuals, groups,families, significant others, and consultation work advising staff of other disciplines on the psychological aspects of casework and patientmanagement plans. Conducting psychological assessments and the delivery of appropriate therapeutic interventions for the full range of referreddifficulties accepted by the service, as well as providing, developing and managing highly specialist interventions for own specialist area of theteam's caseload.To support GPs and other primary/ community care staff to identify those people that require signposting or direct contact with anotherprofessional. The post-holder will also be working alongside voluntary and charitable provision to link people with others that can help them intheir local community.

Main duties of the job

To respond flexibly to changing needs that emerge as the service develops including working with other services within Adferiad. There will bean expectation to develop skill to enable to work across an all-age pathway in relation to delivering services aligned to Adferiad.To provide specialist advice, teaching, training, and supervision of psychological work to less experienced psychologists, counsellors, assistants,trainees, other professionals, and carers. To conduct, supervise, research, audit, and develop and evaluate new clinical and psychologicalprogrammes, as a major responsibility of the job. To participate in relevant research/ audit groups, as required by the service.To co-ordinate the provision of a specialist area of the service, and contribute to the development of new psychological services and participatein service planning and development, in agreement with the Operational and clinical lead of Adferiad. To participate fully, in the professionalactivities of the Adferiad and the ABUHB Psychology Service.To gain further experience of Professional Issues and to become familiar with current strategic thinking including the All-Wales RehabilitationFrame work and Allied Health Professional Framework for Wales.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • HCPC Registered


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology accredited by the BPS, or equivalent accredited by the BPS.



  • Significant experience of working with people with chronic health conditions and their families.


  • Post qualification experience of working in Psychology specialising in working with people with long term or major conditions.



  • Ability to assess, interpret, formulate and intervene in situations where the material is highly complex, and where there are a range of possible options, where different courses of action could be taken and where expert opinions may differ


  • Has a good grasp of the main Professional Issues effecting Clinical Psychology in the NHS and is familiar with key Strategy documents relevant mental health services and people with chronic health conditions.

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


St Cadocs Hospital

Lodge Road


NP18 3XQ

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