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Assistant Psychologist Critical Care

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time, Band 5 (Senior Assistant Psychologist), 12 month fixed-term contract post, within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Critical Care Psychology Service.

If you're passionate about the NHS and want a role that is both supporting patients and their families who have been through ITU in their ongoing recovery, and leading on projects to support staff wellbeing, this is the role for you.

Main duties of the job

We will be delivering both 1:1 anxiety and trauma therapy with some of the latest NICE recognised treatment protocols and also, offering groups to help people to live well and to do the things that are important to them. You will be working alongside a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a Highly Specialist / Principal Clinical Psychologist (to be appointed) and there are numerous research opportunities within this friendly and psychologically minded team.

We have close links with primary mental health and the third sector. You must be willing to travel as we cover an extensive and beautiful geographical area from coast to mountains.

The post is located professionally and managerially with the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Psychology Service. The Health Psychology Service is growing rapidly with current posts in a number of different services in addition to critical care, including cancer/palliative care, cardiac rehabilitation, neuropsychology, paediatrics, weight management and employee wellbeing, plus further new developments in additional specialities, such as diabetes.

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

This post is fixed term/secondment for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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



  • An upper second class honours degree or higher in psychology. Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society


  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis



  • Experience of working within a physical health setting

Aptitude and abilities


  • Competence in research design and methodologies
  • High level communication skills both in spoken and written communication
  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to patients, carers and colleagues
  • Understanding of the needs and difficulties of people with physical health difficulties
  • Ability to use word processing and computer packages for both report writing, layout


  • Ability to carry out behavioural observations and assessments using a standard format

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Royal Glamorgan Hospital


CF72 8XR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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