Clinical Psychologist (Eating Disorders)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Band 8a Clinical Psychologist to work with young people with Eating Disorders within our S-CAMHS service in Hywel Dda University Health Board. This is part of an exciting development of a new team to build on the service already offered within locality teams. The post is full time (part time hours will be considered) and whilst it is based in Carmarthen, the role will cover the footprint of the Health Board and there will be multi-disciplinary working as the young people sit within locality teams. This is a new post and an exciting opportunity to develop the Psychology role for young people who have eating disorders.

Main duties of the job

West Wales is a beautiful place to live, especially for those who enjoy outdoor activities. The service is forward thinking and always developing, special interests are encouraged whenever possible and there are regularly opportunities to be involved in new service developments. We have close links with the South Wales Clinical Psychology Training course and you will be encouraged to offer placements to trainees.

The post is advertised as a Band 8a. However, applicants who do not currently meet all the skills and competences for the Band 8a role, are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Agenda for Change Arrangement for Pay and Banding of Trainees (Annex 21) supported by a development plan for 2 years. The application of annex21 with pay protection at Band 7 may be considered for newly qualified psychologists until competencies are met for 8a, which will be expected to be met within 2 years. Following successful completion and successful attainment of skills and competences for the role, the post holder will then be paid at band 8a (minimum point on the scale).Continued support and supervision will be provided in order to develop the practitioner to the band 8a role. This will be an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified psychologist looking for career development.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 25/04/2023.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration with the HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including psychopathology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS.
  • Knowledge of psychometrics, appropriate administration and limitations.
  • Post qualification training in at least one area relevant to the post.
  • Additional Specialist training and experience
  • Post qualification training and qualifications in research methodology, staff training and/or other fields of applied psychology.
  • Knowledge of eating disorders in young people and how this impacts on families, and appropriate psychological interventions.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, primary care and in-patient settings.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment (post qualification) incorporating psychometrics and cognitive assessment
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course, presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Post qualification experience of working with children and young people and/or mental health
  • Post qualification experience of working with children and young people
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision.
  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts.
  • Experience of working with young people with eating disorders and their families

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