Clinical Service Lead

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£52,093 to £58,186 a year per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, performance driven individual to develop strategic and managerial skills, and gain experience in developing and evaluating the service under the guidance of senior staff. This post will suit an experienced CAMHs clinician with clinical supervisory experience trained in Clinical Psychology, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Social Work, or Nursing.

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and innovative Clinician to lead and develop mental health services within Croydon as part of South West London (SWL) Programme.

This is a strategic leadership role in managing complex group/stakeholder dynamics, clinical and management supervision, performance manage the quality of the clinical service, investigate and monitor SUI's, to have responsibility for the team budget, ensuring that practice within the team meets relevant standards, be responsible for ensuring high levels of operational effectiveness, and evaluate and make decisions about treatment options.

Main duties of the job

To take day to day operational management responsibility for the CAMHS crisis pathway in Croydon.

The post holder will manage and co-ordinate the crisis teams to ensure that children and young people presenting to Croydon University Hospital or Croydon Custody Suite, have access to care that is efficient, effective, evidence based, needs led, as well as service user and carer focused.

The post holder will provide clear leadership, in partnership with the Consultant Psychiatrist and Service Manager, to ensure access to timely treatment and intervention by well led and motivated staff that contributes to promoting safety and achievement for all children and young people.

The post holder will partake in clinical work as per the needs of the service.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance,flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease,our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation,our staff benefit from keyworker housing which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To line manage and performance manage team to assist in recruiting, motivating, training, developing and retaining appropriate staff enabling them to have the skills, expertise and discretion to function effectively in their roles.
  • To ensure the effective operational management of the CAMHS service in providing services which are in accordance with the objectives of the CAMHS / and achievement of key performance targets.

Team Management
  • To ensure (in conjunction with the Service Manager, Heads of Professions and Lead Clinicians) that practice within the team meets relevant standards, is appropriate, timely, safe and follows agreed professional practice.
  • To ensure that staff engage in regular meetings, training and team building with the goal of promoting a working environment that is open, honest, supportive and outward looking.

Staff Management
  • Provide demonstrable assurance that all staff are receiving appraisal and personal development plans that include mandatory training and clinical supervision to enable the workforce to be fit for practice.
  • To monitor sickness absence, annual leave, training and study leave, taking any appropriate management action as required.

Financial Management
  • To have delegated responsibility for the team budget within the service, ensuring that the team works effectively within the allocated financial framework.

Performance Management
  • To provide and/or contribute to the production of reports, information and proposals that support effective delivery of care and an integrated approach to work with colleagues at local level or through external agencies.
  • To work with the Service Manager and key senior staff to develop robust clinical pathways.

  • To performance manage the quality of the clinical services, including patient safety, patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and compliance with the clinical pathways and associated protocols.
  • To investigate and monitor SUIs, complaints and disciplinary issues and ensure adverse outcomes are reported and action taken. Produce high quality, timely reports and action plans to ensure recommendations are implemented and lessons are learnt.

Clinical effectiveness
  • To measure outcomes to demonstrate achievements against care pathway. standards.
  • To promote the engagement of carers and families in the care pathway.

Clinical Service Provision
  • Provide assessments of children and young people referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources.
  • Communicate in a skilled and sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment, formulation and treatment plans of children and young people under their care and to monitor progress during the course of both individual and multi-disciplinary care.

Self Management
  • To attend regular management/professional supervision. Through supervision and appraisal, acknowledge own limitations and discuss/identify/access training as appropriate. Be aware of and reflect on own practice as a manager/clinician.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all Trust polices, acting as a role model to other staff.

Please see the attached full job description.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Social Work (DipSW/CQSW), Mental Health Nursing (RMN), Psychology or any allied medical profession.
  • Educated to Masters level or related experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Live Registration.
  • RN Child
  • MSc
  • Management course.
Experience Essential
  • Senior Management experience in running large multidisciplinary teams with significant clinical and business delivery targets.
  • Experience of managing budgets and resources effectively.
  • Experience of leading and managing change to deliver organisational goals.
  • Experience of leading business planning processes and delivering targets within an agreed budget.
  • Experience of working within the NHS, or a related public or voluntary sector organisation.
  • Experience of individual and team Performance Management and Appraisals
  • Experience of involving service users and carers in the development of services
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff.
  • Experience of project management.
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence based practice.
  • Understanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental ill-health.
  • Understanding of the legislative and quality frameworks that govern provision of mental health and social care.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and manage key relationships at all levels.
  • Understanding of public sector management and NHS Mental Health services, Social and Primary Care services
  • Ability to develop close collaborative working relationship between individuals, teams and organisations
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills and proven ability to evaluate services and present findings to stakeholders
  • Leadership skills especially the ability to lead and manage change through influence without direct management.
  • Ability to negotiate and reach compromises in a manner which inspires confidence and respect from others.
  • Ability to function effectively in an organisational management role which involves working closely with clinicians.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and ability to set priorities in line with local and national priorities.
  • Able to build and maintain high standards of professional links and communication channels with a variety of personnel and agencies.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate standards for quality within the service.
  • Ability to support, manage and advise the team through difficult and challenging situations.
  • Ability to manage conflict effectively
  • Ability to manage effectively a revenue budget.
Personal Attribtes & Other Skills Essential
  • Recognition of own limitations, strengths and weaknesses and an ability to seek advice when necessary.
  • Innovative, creative and willing to try new approaches.
  • Possess attention to detail
  • Evidence of undertaking audit work.
Specialist Knowledge Essential
  • Current good practice in assessment, short term time limited treatments and interventions
  • Knowledge of recent legislation affecting the NHS and local authority.

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