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Inpatient Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Adult mental health/Older adults
Band 7
Permanent: Wrexham
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Heddfan Wrexham
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum
21/07/2020 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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Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.



Inpatient Clinical psychologist

Band 7

We want to recruit an enthusiastic, and dynamic Band 7 clinical psychologist, to join our expanding inpatient mental health psychology services across Betsi Cadwaladr NHS Board. You will be joining two other band 7 clinical psychologists, and three 8a’s within the wider MDT inpatient services, and be based at the Heddfan Unit (Wrexham). The post involves working with mental health service inpatients across the age range of younger and older adults. You will be joining a friendly, welcoming, and growing Adult Mental Health and Older Adult Departments, with excellent clinical and research links with the School of Psychology and the DClinPsych Department at the University of Wales, Bangor. The countryside of North Wales offers an excellent quality of life, and the post is within existing established inpatient psychology services. The post holder will also benefit from BCUHB wide links across North Wales within the wider Psychology Departments, with opportunity for clinical networking North Wales wide. You will be well supported, mentored, supervised, and managed within AMH and Older Adults Departments.

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate a leadership role in psychological knowledge and skills, relevant not only to individuals on the wards but also the ward milieu. This will require excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to integrate and co-work well with MDT colleagues, so providing accessible specialist psychological knowledge and expertise to the inpatient team. As well as providing direct clinical input to clients including specialised psychological assessments and neuropsychological assessments, formulation, and group or individual intervention work; the post will also involve working through others by offering training, supervision, and team formulation. It will involve attendance at clinical MDT meetings, ward rounds, referral meetings, inpatient service business meetings. It will also involve the supervision of lower grade psychologists, assistants and trainees.

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

Closing date: 21 July  2020

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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

Dr Jean Ruddle Consultant Clinical Psychologist 03000 858999