Main duties of the job

To provide a specialised clinical psychology service to clients of the sector, providing specialised psychological assessment and therapy to clients.

To work autonomously in accordance with The British Psychological Society Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines 2004, and Health and Care Professions Council.

Within the team, to exercise delegated responsibility for the management and supervision of assistant psychologists and the workload of trainees, within the framework of the team/service policies and procedures.

To contribute to the development of local team policies and procedures in order to facilitate improvement in service quality.

To advise service and professional management on aspects of the service related to the team where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing.

To provide professional and clinical supervision for designated staff, as appropriate.

To provide clinical placements and supervision for Doctoral level trainee clinical psychologists and to deliver training to other professionals.

To utilise specialised research skills for audit, policy and service development, and research.

To act as a panel member in the recruitment of designated staff, as appropriate.

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

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Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Good honours degree in Psychology.
  • Post-graduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the British Psychological Society.
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Chartered status.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult-to-treat groups (e.g. personality disorder, dual diagnoses and people with additional disabilities).
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a wide range of care settings.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of the application of clinical psychology in different cultural contexts
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • The ability to demonstrate competence to work within the designated speciality.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to effectively communicate very complex, highly technical and clinically sensitive information, both orally and in writing, to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Capable of effective workload management when faced with competing demands.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Values

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate a range of qualities essential to the role, eg compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.
  • Ability to work in accordance with the core organisational values.
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality of clinically sensitive materials and information and to handle personal information with sensitivity and discretion
  • Ability to demonstrate professional behaviours of the highest standard.
  • 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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