Clinical Lead - Band 6

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity within Acute Inpatient Mental Health Services for a Clinical Lead.

We have vacancies on the Acute Inpatient Mental Health admission wards, Ashbrook Ward (Female Acute), Maplebeck Ward (Male Acute) and Oakburn Ward (Male Acute) all 21 bedded at Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford.

We are looking for someone who is prepared to lead creatively, committed to improving patient and family carer experience, and who will lead and motivate the team to strive for continuous improvement through the development of pathways with across Mental Health Services and with partner organisations in the acute, voluntary and community sectors.

Areas of focus will include delivering excellent clinical standards, creating a safe and caring culture, quality and safety agendas, safer staffing, meeting key performance indicators, roster management, lessons learnt and enabling development of the team.

Closing Date: 14th August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 15th August 2022

Interview Date: 22nd August 2022

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose:? To demonstrate a high standard of care to patients and contribute to a safeand developing culture.? To provide clinical expertise and guidance to inpatient ward staff.? To ensure the service meets guidance and quality standards set locally,regionally, and nationally.? To ensure high standards of documentation, care planning and riskassessments are met and maintained.? To provide relevant training and education as required/requested by theservice.? To contribute to data collection and analysis locally and regionally? To be an integral part of the senior team.? To support the team in meeting quality standards, implementing policy,managing change, and delivering innovation? To monitor and analyse care provision through audits, reviews andengagement and provide leadership on maintaining and improving standards.? To administer medication in line with Trust policy and NMC guidelines? To maintain clinical record systems as required.? To comply with the correct implementation of the Mental Health Act.

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: To work as a clinical leader ensuring that the assessment, planning,implementation, and evaluation of care for a designated client group is carriedout to the highest standard. To work as a clinical leader and delegate appropriately to nurses and healthcare support workersClinical ManagerWard ManagerClinical LeadAccountable toPage 2 of 10 To support the Ward Manager in ensuring that agreed standards ofprofessional activities within the unit are achieved. To take a lead role in quality monitoring the service quality assurance anddelivery of care To formulate and influence new ways of working within the service. To assist the Ward Manager in ensuring that effective communications aremaintained with other professionals, disciplines, and teams. Guides/mentors/supervises supporting staff as required. Evaluates treatment outcomes and meet emerging needs. Identifying unmet needs and referring/signposting to relevant agencies. To act as a role model to staff To act as a consultant to staff providing advice and leadership on clinicalmatters Ensures that patient records are maintained, and that information is passedon in a co-ordinated manner. Provide training or mentorship to students. Participates in health studies and research into new patterns/methods of careto further enhance set standards of care. Ensures that Trust Policies, Protocols, Procedures and Guidelines andProfessional Codes of Conducts are implemented and maintained. Suggestany policy revisions to the Ward Manager. To provide clear and effective clinical leadership for all inpatient staff To lead on and work collaboratively with others on improving patient care andexperience with a recovery focus. To contribute to service development in line with Commissioner and serviceled changes in provision. To act as a resource to all health care professionals on the inpatient wards To ensure that evidence-based practice is maintained, improved and current. To identify gaps in provision and respond in an effective and timely manner. To be aware of clinical targets and support colleagues to meet these throughguidance and supervision. To provide advice and support to staff following incidents, including facilitationof de-briefs4. Working as part of a Team Provides clinical and professional leadership to a team, both immediate teamand wider team. Gives professional advice and clinical support to staff within the service andrefers to the Ward Manager or other professionals when necessary. To work closely with the manager of the service helping drive the vision,developing shared objectives and service planning. To guide/support and work in collaboration with the Multi-disciplinary team toprovide high quality patient centred care and optimum patient outcomes. To establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholdersacross the West Yorkshire Provider Collaborative. To participate closely with the Trusts performance team around monthly andquarterly data submission5. Managing Self Participate in regular supervision. Complete all mandatory training. Participate annually identifying, developing, and agreeing your owndevelopment plan with your line manager using the Trust Appraisal process Comply with all Trust policies, procedures, and protocols. Pay regard to materials and equipment.Page 3 of 10 Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy. Seek advice and support from your line manager whenever necessary.6. Staff Supervision and Support Supports the Ward Manager staff development including supervision,appraisals and recruitment. Provides training and mentorship to students. Supports the maintenance of good working relationships across differentprofessions, disciplines, and teams. To act as a positive and inspirational role model around the unit.7. Financial Responsibility Informs the Ward Manager of the needs of the Department as regardssupplies/equipment as requested To be aware of economic position of the Trust. To encourage others to pay regard to financial implications of day-to-daywork.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Nursing Certificate (RMN)
  • Current Registration on part 3 or part 13 of NMC register
  • Teaching (clinical practice) qualification/certificate or equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • Clinical experience including experience of risk assessment, assessing patients and creating/implementing and evaluating care plans etc
  • Assessment, planning, formulation and evaluation of patient's psychological difficulties
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of providing teaching and education to staff
  • Experience of taking charge of team
  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of risk management, including positive risk taking
  • Experience of working with people with long term Mental Health Needs
  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Involvement with innovation in clinical Practice
  • Experience of managing staff
Knowledge Essential
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans
  • To be able to comply with the correct implementation of the Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of current professional issues
  • Knowledge of relevant professional Mental Health legislation/guidance and Community Care Legislation and Guidance.
  • Aware of racial, cultural and gender issues
  • Relevant clinical courses/training
  • Quality issues
  • Research awareness

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