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Clinical Lead

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Clinical Lead within our Liaison Psychiatry Team based in Chester. The successful applicant will be expected to work across Urgent Care Mental Health First Response Services, which will include Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams, Liaison Services, Street Triage Services, Liaison and Diversion Services and the Crisis Line.

Main duties of the job

To support the Team Manager in delivering a high-quality mental Health Service for clients of the Adult Mental Health Services, Chester. To provide clinical leadership within the team and management support, deputising for the Team Manager in their absence. The post holder will be expected to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary framework, providing training and staff development, specialist assessment, clinical support and time limited intervention to service users. The post holder will act as a source of expertise and point of contact within the team and demonstrate highly specialised communication skills and problem-solving abilities when prioritising risk.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

The post holder will be expected to work as part of the Urgent Care Mental Health First Response Service which includes Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams, Liaison Services, Street Triage Services, Liaison and Diversion Services and the Crisis Line.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • A relevant Social Work, Nursing or Allied Health Professional (e.g. Occupational Therapy) degree level qualification
  • Current registration with a nationally recognised professional body relevant to the professional qualification held e.g. GSCC for Social workers, HPC for Occupational Therapists etc
  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent short courses and/or experience.
  • Teaching qualification or significant experience.
Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent communication skills: - working with staff - working with patients and carers - working with general practice - presentations - written reports - understanding and ability to interpret, research and facilitate staff to implement evidencebased practice.
  • Proven ability to challenge current practices and freedom to make change in light of evidence-based recommendations. ? Knowledge, underst
  • Knowledge, understanding and the ability to interpret and implement local and national policy direction relevant to practice. ? Proven exp
  • Proven experience of clinical audit, skill and knowledge required to facilitate staff to undertake clinical audit.
  • Knowledge and experience of moving staff through the change management process
  • Empowering staff to manage and support change.
  • Demonstrable effective clinical leadership with knowledge, understanding and application of leadership theoriesplication of
  • Relevant clinical expertise to support and facilitate clinical development and innovation
  • Evidence of sound information technology skills.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in the development of professional roles.
  • Successfully managed projects that demonstrate ability to communicate and implement change
  • Demonstrable and proven understanding and experience of the clinical and corporate governance agenda
  • Knowledge and experience of facilitation of reflective practice for staff and personal reflective practice
  • Demonstrable ability and experience in motivating and empowering others to change roles and in leading practice development.

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