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Lead Practitioner (Emotion Regulation Pathway)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for mental health nurses and occupational therapists to work with people with significant emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties within the Derby City Adult CMHT.

Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has developed an enhanced offer for people meeting diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder / Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder.

We are creating a clear, structured pathway within each CMHT, comprising referral, assessment, socialisation, treatment and discharge phases.

There is a choice of treatment approaches including structured therapy and case management using the Structured Clinical Management (SCM) model (this post) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will work with a small case load utilising the SCM model to enhance problem solving and crisis planning and develop skills in managing emotions, improving relationships and reducing impulsive behaviour.

SCM is an evidence-based approach incorporating both individual and group work that enables generalist mental health practitioners to work effectively with people meeting criteria for diagnosis with borderline personality disorder.

SCM has been adopted by many NHS Trusts and is supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Your clinical work within SCM will involve: building effective therapeutic relationships with a focus on curiosity and validation; structured assessment leading to a shared formulation of the maintenance of problems and identification of the person's own goals; co-producing safety plans which actively involve service-users in managing their risks; providing weekly problem-solving focussed individual sessions; and co-facilitating group sessions focussing on developing understanding through shared experiences and skills building.

You will also develop expertise in this area and provide a consultative and supportive role to colleagues within the wider CMHT in working compassionately and effectively with our client group.

About us

You will be joining a passionate and motivated, multi-disciplinary Emotion Regulation Pathway team of mental health nurses, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists.

We are committed to developing our own awareness and skills, supporting each other, and reflecting on our work in order to continue to develop and provide high quality, effective and accessible services.

You will also join the wider 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • 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 LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

You will be offered Structured Clinical Management Training, as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy training.

You will also be supported by regular learning sessions on relevant topics. Recent sessions include understanding trauma and dissociation, general therapy skills and validation, structured assessment and discussing diagnosis, enhancing motivation and stages of change, chain and solution analysis, problem-solving approaches and mindfulness.

Support and management supervision will be provided by CMHT managers, and in addition practitioners attend regular 1:1 and group clinical supervision offered within the Emotion Regulation Pathway to support their continued development.

Our model of a small team of practitioners working within CMHTs is designed to promote safety and confidence in our staff, support their wellbeing and prevent burnout.

Thus, this opportunity will appeal to those who are eager to develop their own therapeutic and case management skills using innovative evidence based approaches, and are passionate about improving outcomes for people with emotion regulation and interpersonal relationship problems.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate experience of and commitment to working effectively with people with difficulties in the area of personality disorder.

Successful applicants will have high levels of self-awareness, the ability to reflect on their own clinical practice, and the ability to work collaboratively with service users and other service providers facilitating seamless pathways of care.

Please note: applicants must hold a mental health nursing or occupational therapy qualification

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist
Skills Essential
  • High level of self awareness and ability to reflect on own clinical practice
  • Ability to build effective working relationships internally and externally to the organisation
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working effectively with people experiencing a personality disorder
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Post-graduate training relevant to personality disorder

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