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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Job Reference: 050-PST133-1120

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham Child Health Centre, Wrexham
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

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. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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

We are excited to be able to offer a permanent, 8a Senior Clinical Psychologist (0.6 WTE) position in the Child Health Psychology Service to a suitably qualified, skilled and experienced applicant.

The successful candidate will join an established and highly valued, Child Health Psychology Specialist Team based at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. This service has the advantage of being closely linked to the wider CAMHS services based in both Wrexham and Flintshire. In addition, this small Child Health Psychology team forms part of a larger specialist service with two further Child Health Psychology teams based at the two other district general hospital sites within BCUHB.

The successful candidate will join the existing team comprising of a part time Consultant lead Clinical Psychologist, an experienced and established 8a Clinical Psychologist (who has reduced her hours, facilitating this appointment) and 2.0 WTE band 7 posts. The post involves providing a comprehensive psychological service to children, young people and their families with a wide range of health conditions.

In this role, you will be delivering a full range of psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families with a broad range of emotional and behavioural issues associated with a health condition or medically unexplained / persistent physical symptoms. As part of the role you will provide assessment and therapy, psychometric assessment, supervision, professional consultation and training. The role involves close working with Consultant Paediatricians, Specialist Nurses and other multidisciplinary team members across a number of medical teams and / or physical health conditions and provides ample opportunity for professional and service development, research and audit, and the development of leadership.

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised individual with a passion for helping children and families achieve the best possible outcomes for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

The appointee should demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively, effectively and flexibly within a multidisciplinary team and across a number of medical teams. Candidates with previous experience of working with children and young people in a physical healthcare setting would be particularly welcome to apply.

This 8a role will include providing staff and trainee supervision within the service and the successful applicant will need to evidence their commitment to clinical quality, evidence-based practice and maintaining high professional standards for themselves and others.

The post holder would be expected to display clinical leadership and develop clinical expertise in one or more areas.

The post holder will provide clinical placements and teaching to trainees on the North Wales Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme, Bangor University. You would also be supported in conducting audits and engaging in, or supervising research.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post but not essential. Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details and to discuss this post please contact:

Dr Jan Lackey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist 01978 725757

Dr Sarah Bailey Rogers, Senior Clinical Psychologist 01978 725757

Closing date: 03/12/2020

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