Main duties of the job

We are a very friendly and supportive environment in which supervision and CPD are highly valued, as is peer support and supervision. We have an excellent relationship with North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme and provide teaching / placements on an ongoing basis.
The post is a temporary Band 7 post. 

This post is fixed term for 12 months to meet the needs of the service.

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

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English

Detailed job description and main 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

Exercise autonomous professional responsibility and be legally responsible/accountable for own professional practice.
· Provide specialised psychological assessments.
· Analyse, interpret and integrate complex assessment information.
· Formulate plans for psychological therapy based on hypotheses derived from psychological theory and evidence-based practice.
· Implement a range of specialised psychological interventions.
· Systematically adjust and refine psychological formulations/therapy options to maximise therapeutic intervention effectiveness.
· Provide psychological advice/consultation to multi-disciplinary team colleagues.
· Undertake risk assessment/management for individual clients. Provide case-related advice to colleagues on psychological aspects of risk assessment/management.
· Act as care-co-ordinator as appropriate.
· In highly sensitive clinical situations, discuss complicated information regarding assessment, formulation and therapy with complex clients.
· Maintain the highest standards of professional practice through participation in CPD activities.
· Contribute to best practice in psychology by continuing to develop reflexive/reflective scientist-practitioner skills.
· Take part in regular professional supervision/appraisal.
· Maintain active engagement with current developments in clinical psychology and related disciplines.
· Maintain contemporaneous knowledge of legislation, policy and specific client group/mental health related issues

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Degree in Psychology
  • Post-graduate Doctoral qualification in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996 or for those trained overseas), as accredited by the British Psychological Society
  • Desirable criteria

  • Post-doctoral training courses in specific areas of clinical psychology.
  • Experience

    Desirable criteria

  • Substantial assessed experience of working as a qualified clinical psychologist, normally including significant post-qualification experience within the designated speciality where the post is located, or relevant transferable skills.
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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