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Principal Clinical Psychologist

Band 8a

Main area
Clinical Psychology
Band 8a
Parttime 11.25 hours per week
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£45,753 to £51,668 per annum pro rata
14/07/2020 23:59

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.

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The BCUHB Older Adult Clinical Psychology Department is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced 8a Clinical Psychologist, to be based and work part time in the county of Conwy, and the surrounding area.

This is a very exciting opportunity to join a well established department, with excellent clinical and research links with the School of Psychology and the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Department at the University of Wales, Bangor. The BCUHB Older Adult Psychology department consists of a friendly and supportive team of colleagues spread out across North Wales but with excellent ongoing peer support and supervision, where the successful candidate will be well supported, mentored, and provided with further opportunities for training and advancement. The post holders will also benefit from cross specialty BCUHB wide links across North Wales, with opportunities for research and clinical networking in both North Wales and All Wales wide. The countryside of North Wales offers an excellent quality of life with both the great outdoors on your doorstep or alternatively easy links to the more cosmopolitan hubs of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.

This is a permanent 8a post, and the post holder will be expected to provide specialist clinical input and support to both the Memory Clinic MDT and the Older People’s Community Mental Health Team (OPMH CMHT). The role involves undertaking specialist neuropsychological assessment and formulation, pre- and post-diagnostic support and intervention, and delivering tailored psychological therapies to an Older Adult clinical population. The post holder will be expected to integrate well and form good working relationships with their MDT colleagues, providing specialist psychological knowledge, expertise and consultation to the team. As well as providing direct clinical input to clients, this will also involve working through others by training, supervision, and formulation work.   It will also involve attendance at clinical MDT meetings, referral meetings, and business meetings, and strategic and clinical leadership as part of the Older Adults Clinical Psychology Service. Enthusiasm and commitment are essential.

Please feel free to approach us for further information.

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


Closing date: 14/07/20

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact:  Dr Joanne Kelly-Rhind  Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Head of Older Adult Psychology


Telephone: 01248 363551