Consultant Practitioner Psychologist Acute Mental Health

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£67,064 to £77,274 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will take a key leadership role and work closely with senior leaders in the CTMUHB Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Care Group to develop a service for adults in acute distress that is trauma informed. Applications are welcome from people keen to develop as a visible leader within mental health services. Request for part-time hours will be considered.

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of psychological services to adults in acute distress in inpatient services and people who are supported via the CTMUHB Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams. The scope of this job description will involve ensuring the delivery of a specialist psychology provision and supporting the provision of multi-disciplinary care that psychologically informed. This will involve providing leadership, direct supervision and working with stakeholders to identify service priorities.

The post holder will join a team of senior psychologists within the MH&LD Care Group and professional development opportunities will be supported.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a senior clinical manager within the acute mental health services, offering line management to clinical and counselling psychologists, art psychotherapists and supporting training placements, to ensure a seamless provision of healthcare.

The post holder will be responsible for the recruitment of staff, providing and/or ensuring appropriate line management and supervision (professional and clinical) is in place for all members of the acute adult psychology specialty .

The role of the post holder will ensure compliance with clinical governance of the work delivered and play a strategic part in the development of the acute and CRHTT services. The role will include clinical work that will be delivered by establishing the psychological needs within the service and collecting evidence in relation to outcomes and added value with a view to service developments in that area. The clinical role will also involve consultation to other professionals, training, and multi-disciplinary work in relation to staff support.

The post holder will actively engage in service development and seek opportunities for developing a training and recruitment strategy to widen access for psychological therapies. This will include developing service proposals and funding bids for the Health Board, Welsh Government and other funding streams.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English 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 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

  • To lead as a senior clinician in the development of a high quality, evidence based, responsive and accessible psychology service for adults in acute distress, their families and carers, including advising both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.
  • To manage delegated aspects of the budget and psychological resources available to the service.
  • To exercise responsibility for the systematic governance of psychological practice within those aspects of inpatient and crisis mental health services within the scope of this JD.
  • To support the governance of psychological practices to adults in acute distress in mental health services.

Psychology has been established in acute mental health services in CTMUHB for over ten years, and is valued by the wider multi-disciplinary team. The Psychology and Psychological Therapies Department has an ambitious Programme of work that is being progressed over the next twelve months, and applicants are welcome to arrange an informal visit prior to submitting an application

We would welcome you making contact for an informal visit to meet the teams.

Please contact Dr Andrea Davies, Head of Mental Health Psychology to discuss further:

Person Specification english Essential
  • Doctoral, or equivalent, professional training in Clinical or counselling psychology
  • significant supervised experience in adult mental health including complex cases
  • HCPC registration
  • Experience of multi-professional management
  • Experience of planning and organising a broad range of complex activities and programmes.
english Essential
  • Demonstrates the ability to work constructively and collaboratively within teams.
English Essential
  • Experience of working as a qualified psychologist in senior positions involving supervision and service development. Experience of representing psychology within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience of multi-professional management within teams or services.

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