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Principal Practitioner Psychologist – Haematology

Band 8a

Main area
Haematology - Blood & Bone Marrow
Band 8a
30 hours per week (Part Time 30 hours per week)
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
06/12/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves 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.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Cardiff and Vale UHB's Haematology Services offer an exciting opportunity for a Practitioner Psychologist Band 8a to join established multi-disciplinary teams and provide psychological expertise to those living with haematological problems requiring transplantation and CAR-T therapy.The work includes using psychological expertise across the lifespan - from teenagers and young people to older adults. 

Psychological skills are highly valued within the Service. The role includes direct client work, plus help for families, care workers, and our multidisciplinary staff. There is an opportunity for consultancy, innovation, service/systems improvement work, staff skills training and research/audit.

It is essential for this post to hold a Postgraduate Practitioner Doctorate in Psychology and to be a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. Knowledge and experience of applying psychology in physical health/medical settings is essential, as is enthusiasm for multi-disciplinary teamwork and multi-agency working.

There is a growing clinical health psychology and neuropsychology specialty group in the UHB, and within Haematology. There is an active professional support network for clinical health psychologists in South Wales and you would be encouraged to develop your professional, supervisory and clinical skills via engagement in local and national CPD opportunities.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it’s our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities – but we know that good intentions are not always enough. At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board our values and example behaviours are:

We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
Treat people as you would like to be treated and always with compassion

We trust and respect one another
Look for feedback from others on how you are doing and strive for better ways of doing things
We take personal responsibility
Be enthusiastic and take responsibility for what you do.
We treat people with kindness
Thank people, celebrate success and when things go wrong ask ‘what can I learn’?
We act with integrity

Never let structures get in the way of doing the right thing.
Our values guide the way we work and the way we behave with others.

Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values, demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

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

Closing date: 6th December 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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Richard Cuddihy
Job title
Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Health Psychology
Email address
Telephone number
02920 313930
Additional information

Janice Rees, Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Cancer Services
Tel: 02920 745558  and  07530 496394