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Clinical Psychologist S-CAMHS

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Haverfordwest
Salary
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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We are looking to recruit a full time Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to one of our busy and friendly S-CAMHS locality teams in Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The locality team in which this post is based covers Pembrokeshire and is based in Haverfordwest. The post is advertised as a Band 8a, however, applicants who do not currently meet all the skills and competences for the band 8a role, are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Agenda for Change Arrangement for Pay and Banding of Trainees (Annex 21) supported by a development plan for 2 years. The application of Annex 21 with pay protection at band 7 may be considered for newly qualified psychologists until competencies are met for 8a, which will be expected to be met within 2 years. Following successful completion and successful attainment of skills and competences for the role, the post holder will then be paid at band 8a (minimum point on the scale). Continued support and supervision will be provided in order to develop the practitioner to the band 8a role. This will be an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified psychologist looking for career development.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for the provision of Psychology within the multi-disciplinary team, including the supervision of Assistant Psychologists. They will be part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team which values its' Psychology colleagues.

Clinical duties will include completing Choice, Partnership and Specific work, within the framework of the Mental Health Measure (2010). Special interests are encouraged whenever possible and there are regularly opportunities to be involved in new service developments and training. There are strong links with our specialised services within S-CAMHS eg DBT Service, Eating Disorders Service, Forensic. We also have strong links with the South Wales Doctorate Clinical Psychology training course.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is advertised as a band 8a. However, applicants who do not currently meet all the skills and competences for the band 8a role, are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Agenda for Change Arrangement for Pay and Banding of Trainees (Annex 21) supported by a development plan for 2 years. The application of Annex 21 with pay protection at band 7 may be considered for newly qualified psychologists until competencies are met for 8a, which will be expected to be met within 2 years. Following successful completion and successful attainment of skills and competences for the role, the post holder will then be paid at band 8a (minimum point on the scale). Continued support and supervision will be provided in order to develop the practitioner to the band 8a role. This will be an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified psychologist looking for career development.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 12/06/2024

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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, including psychopathology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Knowledge of psychometrics, appropriate administration and limitations.
  • Post qualification training in at least one area relevant to the post
  • Additional Specialist training and experience


Desirable

  • Post qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment (post qualification) incorporating psychometrics and cognitive assessment
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • 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.
  • Post qualification experience of working with children and young people and /or mental health


Desirable

  • Post qualification experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Preseli Centre, Withybush General Hospital

Haverfordwest

SA61 2PZ

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