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Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 100-PST072-0817-E

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Hafan Hedd, Newcastle Emlyn
£31,697 to £41,787 per annum

Help transform the lives of others and we'll help transform yours

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Psychologist to join our Adult Mental Health Psychology Services in Hywel Dda. The current post holder is based in Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion however Hywel Dda UHB also covers Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire and would be happy to discuss options.

The successful candidate will be required to provide psychological assessment and evidence based psychological treatment for people presenting with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. Knowledge and familiarity with psychometric assessment is required.

The successful candidate will be supported by the Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Adult Mental Health. They will receive high quality clinical supervision and clinical governance supervision from a Senior Psychologist. There will be opportunities to develop leadership skills, research ideas and to develop skills in one of the specialty areas of Psychological Services in the Health Board. We have clinicians trained in CAT, CBT, Schema, MBT, IPT, EMDR, Art therapy and Integrative psychotherapy. We also have a Consultant Neuropsychologist with whom consultations are available.

We have strong links with the Acute Psychology Service, Integrated Psychology Service, Personality Disorder Consultation Service, Specialist Eating Disorder Service, Forensic Service and Probation and links are developing with Regional Neuroscience Services, Stroke Care and General Health Psychology. We regularly offer Doctoral Training placements and opportunities to develop as a supervisor are routinely available.

It is a particularly exciting time to join our services given that HDUHB is leading the way regarding the transformation of Adult Mental Health Services.

We welcome applications from both experienced psychologists and newly qualified psychologists.

Please contact Dr Nicola Thomas, Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Dr James Stroud, Principal Clinical Psychologist for informal discussion.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nicola Thomas Consultant Clinical Psychologist 01437 773096
Dr James Stroud, Principal Clinical Psychologist
01267 244980

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy / Mae Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda yn gweithredu polisi dwyieithog.

‘All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English’.

‘Gwahoddir ymgeiswyr i wneud cais yn Gymraeg, ni fydd unrhyw gais a gyflwynir drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau a wneir yn y Saesneg’.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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