Safer Services - Clinical Lead

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
County Wide
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Part Time
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The Role
We are looking for an individual who can inform, inspire and lead to join us as a Clinical Lead for Safer Services.

The Trust has recently renewed it’s Clinical Strategy around 7 core pillars of safety. Safe, high quality information. Safe, restorative just and learning culture. Safe from suicide. Safe from unnecessary restriction. Safe and effective use of medication. Sexual safety. Safe, effective physical healthcare.

To support how the organisation can promote good practice within these pillars as well as share learning the Trust is changing how centralized services such as Quality Improvement, Experience Safety and Risk and other Safety Leads can work more effectively to support wider system and frontline teams.

In order to test this out a Safer Services Lead will have a focus on Family Involvement, a theme that sits across all safety programmes, with support from those other services.

The Clinical Lead will:
  • Translate, communicate and engage with staff and external stakeholders on the Safety Programmes demonstrating that Devon Partnership Trust pursues the delivery of safe care that eliminates patient harm.
  • Using recognised improvement methodologies: identify, develop, implement and review opportunities for improvement arising from patient safety reviews ensuring clinical teams change practice in an expeditious manner.
  • Support and develop staff who work in the SfS team and within the clinical directorates to increase capability and awareness relating to patient safety and implementing the learning from previous incidents.
  • Protect and proactively enhance the reputation of DPT in the region and beyond as a leading organisation in the provision of patient safety.
  • Facilitate advice and support to those affected by a serious incident, their carers and the staff involved (meeting with managers/practitioners/clinicians/relatives following serious incidents to consider issues arising, learning resulting and service responses required).
About You
You will hold a professional qualification in mental health or learning disability and have you will have the skills and experience necessary to motivate, inspire and support colleagues to grow in suicide awareness, response and prevention.

You will work with a wide range of colleagues and clinical teams so confidence, clear communication, the ability to solve problems, and a willingness to take on new approaches are essential. Importantly you will have a compassionate, supportive, sensitive and empathic approach.

You are someone who enjoys improving the quality of practice, is able to manage a number of different work streams and wants to make a difference. This will include a clear commitment to co-production with people who use services and carers.

In return we will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role and can offer a wide range of opportunities to further develop your abilities.
The location
Safer Services Lead will be a county wide role.

Your base will be working from home with expectation to travel to various services across the county.
About us
Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

You will be placed within the Safe from Suicide Team and you will also work closely with fellow colleagues in the Centralized Quality Improvement Team, and Experience Safety Department, as we all strive to support our frontline services to identify good area’s for learning and improve patient experience and care.

All the above teams are friendly, supportive and comprise of Clinical Leads, Experts by Experience and non-clinical staff all passionate and committed to improving care.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live

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