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Macmillan Principal Practitioner Psychologist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Mental health practitioner
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity for a practitioner psychologist to join the Cwm Taf University Health Board (CTMUHB) Health Psychology Service in a new full-time post, initially funded by Macmillan with permanent funding assured from within the health board. Applicants wishing to apply for less than full-time hours will also be considered, as well as those wishing to job share.

The post holder will be embedded in Cancer & Palliative Care Services, providing a service primarily to Bridgend with oversight of this psychology service for the whole health board area.

The post holder will be based at The Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend and joining the rapidly developing, supportive and dynamic CTMUHB Health Psychology Service. The current psychology establishment also includes many posts in other specialities, including cardiac rehabilitation, critical care, paediatrics, neuropsychology, weight management and employee well-being, plus pending developments in additional specialties. There are good links with the South Wales Clinical Doctorate programme in Cardiff University and other university courses in South Wales. Strong networks of clinical health psychologists in South Wales are established, with numerous opportunities for CPD and peer support.

Macmillan will provide the post holder with access to:
  • Individual learning grant of £1,000 per year
  • Group learning grant of £5,000 per year
  • Support Grant for service/quality improvement and innovation of up to £15,000 per year.

Main duties of the job

There will be direct and indirect work with adults, families/carers and members of the multidisciplinary teams, together with consultation to other professionals, training and multidisciplinary work with opportunity to contribute to developing the service. The new psychologist will work closely with another psychologist working in the speciality in CTMUHB and receive professional supervision from the Head of CTMUHB Health Psychology Service.

We welcome applications from applied psychologists with the enthusiasm to develop the cancer and palliative care service.

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

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 the Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil ad Rhondda Cynon Taf area. CTM UHB is also commissioned to provide CAMHS services to the Swansea Bay and Neath Port Talbot geographical area.

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

We are a proud employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only the lifeblood of our organisation but also 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
  • Professional qualification in Clinical Psychology at doctoral level (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Completion of a post-qualification advanced training in a formal psychological therapy
  • Additional training in evidence-based psychological interventions specific to working with people with physical health problems
Experience Essential
  • Considerable experience of working in multi-professional teams
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or professional and clinical supervision
  • Significant experience of working in a physical health setting and working with staff
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care
Aptitude, abilities, skills Essential
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups
  • Meets all desirable criteria
Personal qualities Essential
  • Ability to identify provide and promote appropriate means of support to carers and staff exposed to highly distressing situations and severely challenging behaviours
  • Meets all desirable criteria

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