Principal Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Eating Disorders Service

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£56,164 to £65,262 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Eating Disorders
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Specialist Eating Disorders Service as a Principal Clinical Psychologist.

The Specialist Eating Disorders Service aims to ensure that service provision for eating disorders is high quality, innovative, and equitably delivered across Gwent. We do this in partnership with; Tier 1, Tier 2 mental health and acute medical colleagues, service users, carers and third sector services.

The Specialist Eating Disorders Service are looking to recruit a highly skilled individual to join their team and work collaboratively with them to develop and deliver psychological servicesthat addresses the complex physical, psychological and psychosocial needs of the clients and their families/carers enabling the safe, efficient and high-quality delivery and development of eating disorder services in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for providing psychological services to adults in the population served by the Specialist Eating Disorders Service.

Face to face work with individuals, groups, families, significant others.

Consultation work advising staff of other disciplines on the psychological aspects of casework and patient management plans.

Conducting psychological assessments and the delivery of appropriate therapeutic interventions for the full range of referred difficulties accepted by the service.

To contribute to the development of new psychological services in the Specialist Eating Disorders Service.

To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and to contribute to the activities and developments of this team.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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
  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology, accredited by the BPS, or equivalent accredited by the BPS.
  • Training in eating disorders specific therapy e.g. CBT-e, MANTRA, SSCM.
  • Completion of a post-qualification advanced training in at least one formal psychological therapy.
Experience Essential
  • oRelevant post qualification clinical experience including to have a developed an advanced level of clinical expertise in Eating Disorders, and to have undergone or is undergoing post qualification training in it as part of the CPD process.
  • oTo have obtained further post-qualification experience of working within other Psychology specialities e.g. Child services or Learning Disability Services.

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