Monday , December 4 2023

Hywel dda Jobs Near Me – Senior Psychologist

Website Hywel dda

About the job

Job Overview

This post is an exciting career opportunity for a permanent full-time 8a* post in Adult Mental Health to Doctoral level Psychologists covering Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. In line with the Welsh Matrics (2017), the successful candidate would provide bespoke, specialist and creative psychological interventions to individuals, based on the development of a complex, multi-theoretical formulation that encompasses historical, developmental, systemic and neuropsychological processes.

The post is advertised as a band 8a. However, applicants who do not currently meet all the skills and competences for the band 8a role, are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Agenda for Change Arrangement for Pay and Banding of Trainees (Annex 21) supported by a development plan for 2 years. The application of annex21 with pay protection at band 7 may be considered for newly qualified psychologists until competencies are met for 8a, which will be expected to be met within 2 years. Following successful completion and successful attainment of skills and competences for the role, the post holder will then be paid at band 8a (minimum point on the scale). Continued support and supervision will be provided in order to develop the practitioner to the band 8a role. This will be an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified psychologist looking for career development.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be the senior resource for the geographical area of Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock, providing additional support such as:

  • Advice and guidance on assessment, treatment and referrals to Psychiatrists; various professionals from the local Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT’s) including Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Support workers; as well as wider Health Board services such as inpatient teams, and outside agencies and settings such as the National Probation Service.
  • Guidance for other psychological service staff, including but not limited to developing and sharing team formulations, undertaking specialist psychological assessment to guide protocol-driven psychological therapies and conducting cognitive assessments, to provide additional information to support individuals care plans and subsequent treatment.
  • Routine line management duties such as Clinical Governance Supervision (contributing to personal appraisal development reviews and managing sickness and absence).
  • Providing supervision (including the possibility supervising other Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists and Doctoral Level Trainee Psychologists).
  • Offering advice, consultation and teaching to promote and increase psychological mindedness across the Health Board.

Opportunities for learning and development are always encouraged within the department, as part of a supportive network of professionals.

Working for our organisation

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS

healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion,

Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff

provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning

disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the

landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local

authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our

volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili

General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in


Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in

Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and

Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care

Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental

practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44

general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination

Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and

11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities


Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh

Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing

seven health boards across Wales.

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy. 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.

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with current Data Protection Legislation especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). As an organisation, we ensure that the legislation defining confidentiality is observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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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