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Clinical Psychologist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£40,057 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic clinical psychologist to join a well established psychology team within an integrated multi-professional service providing stroke care in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. There is a positive culture within the service of innovation, research and development.

We are in the position to recruit Psychologists who already have the competence and experience relevant to an 8a position, or Psychologists who meet the qualification, training and competence for a band 7 post. In the case of the latter, we are able to offer a professional knowledge and skills-based development programme that will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the appropriate skills and competencies to enable your progression into the 8a role. The expectation is that this progression would be achieved within a time frame of 12 - 18 months.

Newly qualified practitioner psychologists who will be qualifying and achieving HCPC status on qualification in 2022 are also invited to apply for the post. Successful applicants will remain on a band 6 banding until confirmation that they have met the requirements for Doctorate status and HCPC registration is received.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will be part of a psychology service that is fully integrated to the care provided across the stroke pathway. They will have the opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families on the acute and rehabilitation wards, as part of the Early Supported Discharge service and through outpatient clinics.

The role includes providing direct psychological assessments and interventions, cognitive and neuropsychological assessments and staff and multi-disciplinary consultation. The post will involve working closely with MDT colleagues to promote wellbeing, rehabilitation and adjustment.

Research, service improvement and continuing professional development are supported and encouraged and the service is a regular provider of training placements.

Telephone or email contact for informal discussion or to arrange a visit is very much welcomed.

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

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 focussed 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 Qualifications Essential
  • Post Graduate UK recognised qualification in Clinical Psychology
  • Post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised area of psychological practice
Special Knowledge Desirable
  • Ability to implement individual or group interventions for people with mental health or neurological problems
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working with Clinical Psychology services in the NHS
  • Experience of working with people with physical health or neurological conditions
  • experience of working with people with physical health or neurological conditions
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of working with family caregivers
Skills Essential
  • Ability to implement individual or group interventions for people with mental health or neurological problems
  • Ability to make clinical and service-related judgments involving complex facts requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of several options.
  • Ability to implement agreed policies and strategic long-term service developments.
  • Skills in neuropsychological assessment

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