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Renal Clinical Psychologist Development Post

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Bodelwyddan, Rhyl
£44,398 to £58,210 a year Band7/8a - Dependant on experience
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This post provides an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist, with an interest in physical health, to join the well established Renal Multidisciplinary Team at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

This post is open to both those wishing to apply for an 8A Clinical Psychologist position and to newly qualified Band 7 Clinical Psychologists, as a development post. We would also welcome applications from trainees in their final year of training. Please state on the application form which post you are applying for.

The renal psychology service is a well established service that sits within a multi-disciplinary team alongside colleagues from a medical, nursing,social work, and dietetics background. The post involves providing direct interventions to patients and carers known to the renal service, as well as consultation, training and support to the wider multi-disciplinary team.

Research, service improvement and continuing professional development are supported within the service and the service is a provider of trainee clinical placements.

The post holder will also be a member of BCUHB's Department of Health Clinical Psychology. This is a growing department of supportive andfriendly Clinical Psychologists who work in physical health services across BCUHB and the department has strong links with the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme.

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

Main duties of the job

Qualification and registration

Essential criteria

Good honours Degree in Psychology

Post-graduate Doctoral qualification in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or for those trained overseas), as accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Desirable criteria

Knowledge of theory and practice of using specialised psychological therapies with a relevant population.

Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies

Welsh language skills


Essential criteria

Experience of specialised psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings.

Experience of working with clients across the lifespan

Desirable criteria

Experience of teaching/training others

Experience of supervision



Effective communication and engagement skills for a range of clients

Skills in providing consultation to professional and non-professional groups

Presentation skills and training

Formulation skills

Research and evaluation skills

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full job description and person specification for both the Band 8A and Band 7 development post may be found within the supportingdocuments

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Good Honours degree in Psychology. Eligibility for Chartered status with the BPS and HCPC registration
  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.


  • Clinical supervision training for Doctoral trainee Clinical Psychologists



  • Willingness to develop additional specialist skills through supervised training or experience in Health Clinical Psychology including case presentations, group supervision and short courses post-qualification.
  • Willingness to undertake training in supervisory skills


  • Significant post-qualification experience in the field of Health Clinical Psychology (e.g. pain management, cancer/palliative care, renal medicine).
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision. Additional training in assessment or therapeutic intervention



  • Ability to use highest level of interpersonal and communication skills to convey and receive highly complex/sensitive information effectively, requiring empathy and reassurance, in a highly emotive atmosphere and the ability to overcome psychological resistance to potentially threatening information, whilst maintaining high degree of professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary settings
  • Ability to make clinical and service-related judgements involving highly complex facts requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of several options
  • Ability to plan and organise a range of clinical or service-related activities or programmes


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Glan Clwyd Hospital

Bodelwyddan, Rhyl

LL18 5UJ

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