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Clinical Lead - Ashbrook

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 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 band 7 clinical lead on Ashbrook Ward at the Lynfield Mount Hospital . Ashbrook ward is a female ward for working aged adults, looking after people with acute mental health difficulties. We are looking for someone to champion this new role working with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support. You will need to be resilient, compassionate and dedicated to providing holistic care. Patient focused and driven to helping encourage the recovery of our patients. Applicants must have experience of minimum 3 years of working within acute inpatient settings.

Closing date: 14th August 2022

Shortlisting date: 16th August 2022

Interview date: 23rd August 2022

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose:
  • To provide clinical expertise and leadership to all staff
  • To support medical staff when they visit the ward and ensure MDT attendance at CPAs etc
  • To ensure the service meets quality standards set locally, regionally and nationally
  • To be the lead for audit and data submissions for the service
  • To provide relevant training and education as required/requested by the service
  • To co-ordinate the programme for trainees on the ward such as Associate Nurses, Student Social Workers and Nursing Students
  • To lead on service developments, including planning, implementation and evaluation
  • To contribute to data collection and analysis locally and regionally
  • Proactively oversee the care navigation of service users, assessing care programmes to enable the service user to maintain independence and to facilitate discharge
  • To work with the Flow management team to ensure complex care packages are managed in a timely manner and escalate any difficulties
  • To seek and develop innovative and pioneering ways of working collaboratively with healthcare professionals
  • To establish close working relationships with professionals in and out of the acute care settings

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:

Management of care
  • To prevent duplication, fragmentation and delay occurring as patients move between care settings by ensuring information is shared and by overseeing care packages.
  • To oversee and clinically appraise the care navigation of service users who have complex health and care needs within the acute care setting.
  • Provide expert professional advice, support and guidance to other members of the health and social care setting on the complex needs of the individual.
  • Support medical staff within the acute care setting as a senior clinician.
  • Assess risk that may affect service users or care providers, working within the organisations risk management polices.
  • Develop and implement methods of monitoring, reviewing and risk assessing within relevant legislation and NMC code of professional conduct.
  • Interpret results in a holistic approach to the service user assessment. With this information, prioritise, analyse, review and adjust care packages whilst managing conflicting views and professional differences of opinion.
  • Act as the service users and relatives/ carers advocate.
  • Enable service users and relatives/ carers to manage disability, loss and change
  • Champion service users rights, for example, dignity, equality, diversity, choice and respect and provide high quality care based on best practice.
  • To provide clean and effective leadership as part of the senior team at ACMH.
  • To lead on and work collaboratively with others on improving patient care and experience with a recovery focus.
  • To ensure all clinical and quality standards are adhered to across the unit.
  • 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 performance targets and support colleagues to meet these.
  • To lead on or contribute to the development of policies, protocols or any document providing guidance or direction.
  • To lead on the non-reportable and reportable incidents to include analysis of incident reports and supporting staff to meet recommendations.
  • To maintain accurate records of local staff training and development.
  • To lead audit and research where agreed.
  • When undertaking all of the above ensure good documentation is provided and entered within the appropriate systems of record sharing.
4. Working as part of a Team
Clinical Management of Service
  • Develop, monitor, evaluate and review the delivery of the service in collaboration with the Service Manager, Clinical Manager, Psychiatrist, Psychological Therapies and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Ensure that service users and relatives/carers comments, concerns and complaints are appropriately and proactively managed including investigation and feedback with the Patients Advocacy and Liaison Service (PALS) where appropriate.
  • To represent Bracken Ward team at relevant meetings and forums.
  • Liaise with other professional development team where appropriate.
  • Champion & facilitate multi-disciplinary/professional team working and clinical reviews.
  • Promote effective communications and relationships within the Community Mental Health Team, sharing good practice and innovation and advising other services of planned care.
  • To guide/support and work in collaboration with the full Multi-Disciplinary Team to maintain high quality patient centred care and improve patient outcomes.
  • Contributing to the regular team meetings led by the Team Leader and MDT.
  • Contribute to the further development of the service with the Service Manager, Head of Service, Medical Consultants and other stake holders.
  • Manage the implementation of change in work activities and service.
  • Work with the clinical managers to ensure best practice is shared within the quality and excellence agenda across services.
  • To work closely with the Trusts performance team around monthly and quarterly data submission.
5. 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.
  • Seek advice and support from your Team Leader whenever necessary.
6. Staff Supervision and Support
Workforce Planning and Development
  • Contribute to the development of the knowledge and practice of others.
  • Contribute to the education of others by guiding and developing Team members in their professional and clinical practice.
  • Facilitate learning for staff and be actively involved in training sessions to disseminate good practice.
  • Develop and deliver educational programmes to clinical staff.
  • Act as a mentor, preceptor or clinical supervisor.
  • Oversee the provision of high quality pre-registration student placement experience and support the continued development of non-medical prescribing within the organisation.
  • To provide supervision and mentoring to staff.
  • To act as a role model around the unit.
  • To provide support to staff around their health and wellbeing.
  • Financial Responsibility
    • Responsible for ensuring there are sufficient levels of equipment, which is maintained, monitored and replaced as appropriate within resources.
    • To be aware of the economic position of the Trust.
    • Work within the BDCFT Standing Financial Instructions at all times.
    • To encourage others to pay regard to financial implications of day-to-day work.

    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 FlowTest, 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 theGovernment websitefree 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
    • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse
    • oCurrent NMC Registration
    • oTo be educated to Masters level or working towards
    • oTo have undertaken/working towards accredited courses which enable potential Advanced Practitioner registration
    Training Essential
    • oExperience of the teaching/ mentoring students
    • oWillingness to undergo education and training
    • oPost registration education at degree or masters level
    • oPsychological therapy based training or willing to work towards

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