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Clinical Lead Step 2 (IAPT)

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year Pending AFC
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven MyWellbeing IAPT Service is looking to recruit a Step 2 Clinical Lead, to join the well-established leadership Team.

The Clinical Lead will be responsible clinical leadership, supervision , and advice on psychological therapies within the service. You will also lead on service developments, research and audit, clinical governance and ensure the current in-house CPD package is maintained.

You should have experience of working in an IAPT service, and have knowledge of the challenges this faces.

The position is full time (37.5 hours) and will require the successful post holder to travel across the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven District.

Please note due to Covid-19 interviews will be conducted through Microsoft Teams

Closing Date - 7th August 2022

Shortlisting Date - 8th August 2022

Interview Date - 15th August 2022

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose:
  • Provide specialist evidence based psychological therapy, making autonomous clinical decisions about own professional practice.
  • Provide clinical leadership, supervision, consultation and advice on psychological therapies.
  • Provide clinical consultation and advice to healthcare professionals across all localities.
  • Support adherence to relevant NICE guidance and clinical governance arrangements.
  • To ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by undertaking research and development activities relevant to the service area.
  • Work with the Team/Clinical Manager on service development, leading research and development activities

About us

We are a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the 'whole person', caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

Our health care services cover all ages, so if you live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

We know that you want your care to be delivered in your own home, or as close to your home as possible and we are committed to providing high quality community care tailored to your needs.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: - We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Main duties:
    • Work with autonomous professional judgement, together with other psychological therapists, to deliver specialist evidence based therapy to individual and groups of patients.
    • Manage a designated caseload of patients with responsibility for their assessment (including clinical risk), implementation and evaluation of therapy.
    • Supervise and support psychological therapists and other health care professionals.
    • Proactively contribute to the achievement of positive clinical outco This will include leading/conducting evaluations using clinical outcome measures and satisfaction surveys.
    • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives/carers and colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a manner that is sensitive, open, welcoming and empathic.
    • Act as a mentor to students, support newly qualified staff and be responsible for implementing the appraisal process.
    • Use IT systems effectivel
    • Maintain accurate, up to date clinical records in accordance with Trust policy.
      • Provide clinical leadership to psychological therapists.
      • Delegate tasks to staff within their competency and ensure that the delegation/escalation process forms part of the culture of the service.
    2. Working as part of a Team
    • Effectively communicate with other disciplines/agencies/patients and carers.
    • Provide support and leadership to psychological therapists.
    • Maintain professional relationships with all colleagues to ensure professional standards are met.
    • Participate in the appraisal process.
    • Contribute to and undertake appraisals of psychological therapists in support of and at the request of Team/Clinical Manager.
    • Teach psychological interventions to others, including colleagues and trainees.
    • Initiate and conduct clinical research and evaluation projects.
    3. Managing Self
    • Participate in regular supervision.
    • Attend all mandatory training.
    • Participate annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your line manager using the Trust Appraisal process.
    • Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols.
    • Pay regard to materials and equipment.
    • Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy.
    • Keep up to date with latest clinical developments, NICE guidance and research evidence in the area of psychological therapy.
    • Seek advice and support from Team/Clinical Manager and Principal Psychological Therapists whenever necessary.
    • Where required, maintain accreditation with a recognised Psychological Therapy body e.g. BABCP, BACP, UKCP
  • Staff Supervision and Support
    • Provide support to your direct reports and team members around their personal health and wellbeing.
    • Monitor practice and development of psychological therapists, as appropriate reporting to Team/Clinical Manager for service governance and Principal Psychological Therapists for clinical governance.
    • Assist in induction of staff.
    • Provide clinical leadership for psychological therapists.
    • Participate in the training of psychological therapists and other healthcare professionals.
  • Financial Responsibility

  • The post holder does not have financial responsibility for budgetary management. However it is the individual post holders responsibility to manage organisational resource es efficiently and to suggest efficiency savings to line management as they arise. The post holder has the responsibility to maintain the safekeeping of the organisations property and safeguard the property of patients and visitors.
  • Safeguarding

  • All staff members have a duty to report any concerns they have about the safety or well being of adult service users, members of their families, including children. Employees should be aware of their roles & responsibilities to both prevent and respond appropriately to abuse. They should undertake the safeguarding training required for their particular role.

    The Covid-19 vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid-19 to protect individuals, colleagues, patients, and communities, and the Trust encourages staff to take up the offer of being fully vaccinated. Please note all staff members who are working in healthcare premises, working with patients/service users and/or undertaking patient/service user visits will be required to take a twice weekly Lateral Flow Test, and to produce evidence of their negative test result on request.

    If you have any concerns about whether this affects your eligibility to undertake a role with the Trust, you may wish to contact the recruiting manager to discuss this further. Staff are able to order LFT kits through the Government website free of charge.

    We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

    We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently underrepresented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups, but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

    We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

    We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

    Bradford has been awarded the coveted status of UK City of Culture 2025. The year is set to deliver more than 1000 new performances and events including 365 artist commissions, a series of major arts festivals as well as exciting national and international collaborations. Its themes will be rooted in the unique heritage and character of Bradford and will reveal the magic of the district that is held in its people, its ambition, and above all, its potential.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Doctorate level training in clinical or applied psychology, as accredited by the BPS, or a BPS Statement of Equivalence.
    • or Post graduate CBT training AND Accreditation from a recognised Psychological Therapy body
    • Undertaken post-qualification further training in a specialised area of psychological practice e.g. neuropsychology, EMDR, DBT Leadership training.
    • BABCP Trainer and or Supervision Accreditation
    Experience Essential
    • Significant IAPT experience and knowledge
    • Application of evidenced based specialist psychological therapies relevant to the clinical service.
    • Application of specialist psychological therapy within individual and group modality.
    • Involvement in innovative clinical practice
    • Experience applying specialist psychological therapy to patients who have complex difficulties.
    • Involvement in clinical research programmes.

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