Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist, Welsh Centre for Cleft

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Morriston Swansea
£65,664 to £75,874 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic clinical psychologist, who is a good team player, and who feels passionately about delivering psychological care within a child physical health setting. The post is to lead the psychology service within the Welsh Centre for Cleft Lip & Palate, working with babies, children and young people born with a cleft, and their families as well as some adult patients.

Main duties of the job

Key duties within this role include:

To lead a team of Qualified and Assistant Psychologists to deliver, evaluate and develop the cleft psychology service. There is opportunity to work in a preventative way, promoting psychological adjustment and resilience, to work in a more traditional way supporting people with psychological difficulties, and to support children and families through their treatment journey, often from birth to their early 20s.

As a senior member of the cleft team, working collaboratively with other specialty leads and the MDT to develop the service with an ethos of always improving, and to ensure developments and pathways are psychologically informed.

To ensure systems are in place for clinical and information governance within the cleft psychology service and to be responsible for the recruitment, management and supervision of the psychologists within the cleft team and more broadly when appropriate.

To proactively engage with the national cleft network and contribute to local, regional and national audit and research.

To be an active member of the group of psychologists working with children in the Health Board and to work collaboratively with other psychologists in WHSSC funded surgical services.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Welsh Centre for Cleft is a regional service covering all of South and Mid-Wales. The service works with all babies born with a cleft of any kind from antenatally though to age 20. Adults born with a cleft can also access the service. The service is a specialist surgical service and the MDT comprises of specialist nurses, psychologists, surgeons, speech and language therapists, paediatricians, dentists, and orthodontists.The service is based in Morriston Hospital but some regular clinics are held in University Hospital Wales in Cardiff.

Psychology is an established and valued part of the cleft team. The team works closely together in a multi-disciplinary way and has won multiple awards for multi-disciplinary projects. Having the opportunity to work with all babies and children born with a cleft enables the psychologists to work in a wide range of ways including preventative work promoting resilience and adjustment, alongside the more traditional therapeutic work with children and families experiencing psychological difficulties.

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.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualifications and post-qualification courses/study
  • Substantial experience of application of knowledge
  • Publications and/or advanced training in research and/or leadership
Experience Essential
  • Appropriate experience in child setting
  • Appropriate experience in physical health setting
  • training and experience in supervision
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Communication skills verbal and oral
  • collaborative working in MDTs
  • ability to speak welsh
values Essential
  • empathy, compassion, respect
  • aware of impact of own behaviour
  • resilient, adaptable, flexible approach

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