An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time, Band 5 (Senior Assistant Psychologist), 18month 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, the third sector and the COVID Hub. You must be willing to travel as we cover an expensive 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 well-being, 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.
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 Qualifications Essential
- 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 Essential
- 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
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