Consultant Practitioner Psychologist - Long Term Conditions

Powys Teaching Health Board
£67,064 to £77,274 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Consultant Practitioner Psychologist to provide Professional Leadership within the Powys Living Well Service.

This is a senior position within our team and involves working in partnership with our Head of Service, Consultant Therapist, Health Board Head of Psychology, Senior Management Team colleagues across the Community Services Group and Primary Care Services, as well as having strong links into the Director of Therapies and Health Sciences directorate.

The Powys Living Well Service is an interdisciplinary team which prides itself on being innovative, effective,and friendly. It is a team which specialises in a biopsychosocial approach to the management oflong-termhealth conditions, including Pain Management, Fatigue Management, Long COVID Recovery and Rehabilitation and Level Three (Adult) Weight Management service.

The Professional Lead role is to support the Head of Powys Living Well Service to ensure robust governance, quality, and safety in the team, support the development of services, to implement digital systems to capture outcomes and performance and ensure that all psychology staff are met with compassionate leadership.

Main duties of the job

Key duties within this role entail working in partnership to ensure:
  • Comprehensive Psychology Workforce Planning.
  • Robust governance across the HCPC registered and non-registered psychology group.
  • Contributing to and leading wider Powys Living Well Service development initiatives.
  • Ensuring robust reporting mechanisms within the profession.
  • Delivering comprehensive CPD plans.
  • Contributing to the wider wellbeing and long terms conditions management agenda.
  • Developing the research and evaluation portfolio of the profession
  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

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


  • Masters level post grad qualification
  • HCPC Registration

  • Doctorate level post grad qualification


  • Leading service experience
  • Consultant psychology experience
  • Teaching/training experience
  • supervision experience
  • performance management
  • audit and research participation


  • Advanced interpersonal skills
  • advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • leadership skills
  • Advanced IT skills including the ability to utilise virtual platforms of communication

Personal Attributes

  • Reflective
  • Coping with uncertainty
  • copes with responsibility

  • Welsh Speaking

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Honours degree in Psychology
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Additional specialist training or qualifications in relevant field
Knowledge Essential
  • Can demonstrate high level of clinical effectiveness in individual and group work, risk and clinical assessment
  • Can demonstrate well-developed specialist knowledge and skills across a range of aspects of applied psychology
  • Well-developed and maintained expertise in adult health psychology. To be able to act as a key resource to the Health Psychology service in this area
  • Wide ranging knowledge of psychological issues for individuals with long term conditions
  • Awareness and knowledge of cultural issues and how these may impact on the health care delivery
  • Well-developed highly specialised knowledge of the theory and practice of psychological models and therapies/interventions in long term conditions
  • Highly developed ability to communicate with individuals, relatives, other professionals and managers about highly complex, sensitive and sometimes contentious issues relating to individuals care
  • Expert and up to date knowledge of national policy and legislation in relation to long term conditions as relevant to this post
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology and understanding of their application within physical health settings
  • Advanced skills in the use of information technology assets to interact with clients, produce written and video resources and record clinical information appropriately
Apptitudes and Abilities Essential
  • A record of effective collaboration and team working
  • A recognition and ability to contain and manage the stress of working in acute settings and the ability to respond to enabling others to manage their stress in the organisation
  • Ability to manage a varied workload effectively
  • Respect for users of services and their carers.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with users of services and their care partners to develop and improve services.
  • Ability to make effective use of clinical consultation and appraisal.
  • Leadership and management Qualities
  • Ability to negotiate within the NHS and with external bodies.
  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with individuals and families who may be highly distressed
  • Excellent IT Skills
Values Essential
  • Recognition of the need to communicate well with individuals and families and also as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of commitment to the role.
Other Essential
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote appropriate means of support to families and staff exposed to highly distressing situations
  • Ability to identify, and employ, as appropriate, clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of good clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings
  • Ability to articulate and interpret clearly the role of the profession of psychology based upon a good understanding of the framework of government and national professional policy
  • Ability to be mobile between Health Board sites and wider.

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