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Older Adults Clinical Lead

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The MHLT provides a 24/7 assessment and referral of service users in the Emergency Department and Ward of the Royal Derby Hospital. As a Clinical Lead for Older Adults you will provide leadership to the Band 6 Liaison Team Practitioners who undertake assessments, support development of the service provided, and clinical governance over the standards of services provided by the team.

You will clinically supervise the Band 6 Liaison Team Practitioners and support the Service Manager and other Clinical Leads with the MHLT in your capacity as Older Adults Clinical Lead. See the attached job description for additional details.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical leadership of the Older Adults speciality of the MHLT.
  • Clinical supervision and guidance of the Band 6 Liaison Team Practitioners in the area of Older Adults MH assessment and care planning.
  • Support with complex assessments of service users where this is required.
  • Leadership in developing the services for Older Adult MH care within the RDH.
  • Supporting the Service Manager in ensuring adequate staffing where required and the adequacy of the service.

About us

Join '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:

o Commitment to flexible working where this is possibleo 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' serviceo Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing trainingo Generous NHS pension schemeo Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefitso Health service discounts and online benefitso Incremental pay progressiono Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7o Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Networko Health and wellbeing opportunitieso Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will provide a professional role model for the delivery of high quality care.
  • Ensure evidence based practice and research awareness is used as the foundation for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of professional care.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of advances in professional practice, or theory in practice and act as the catalyst for innovation.
  • Promote service user and carer involvement, autonomy and choice are embedded into the philosophy of the clinical area.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the Care Programme Approach is applied where applicable to practise and that opportunity is fully provided to support service user/carer involvement in decision making processes.
  • Ensure appropriate evidence-based clinical risk assessments are delivered.
  • Ensure all service users have an up to date evidenced-based care plan that meets the needs of service users.
  • Ensure legislative requirements are maintained (Mental Health Act, Code of Practise etc).
  • Ensure good practise is maintained taking the lead in challenging practise that requires change or development.
  • The post holder will demonstrate expertise knowledge in their chosen speciality, ensuring this is disseminated in a constructive and effective way.
  • Use effective interpersonal skills that relate to service users, carers and team members on an equal basis.
  • Ensure a multi-professional/agency approach to care is maintained, valuing the interface of professional roles and responsibilities.
  • Promote the use of critical analysis skills and innovative approaches to ensure care is reviewed according to service user needs/perspectives.
  • Facilitate service user responsibility and choices for healthy living, and the ability to determine their own lifestyle within the notion of health promotion and health protection.
  • Ensure there is an effective system in place for the co-ordination of care (i.e. named nurse/professional system).
  • Post holder will have a high clinical profile that includes the provision of hands-on care, having a global overview of all care packages and clinical activities within a defined area.
  • Ensure Trust Professional Guidelines are maintained for record keeping.
  • Post holder will support the development of the professional service.
  • Post holder will provide clinical supervision to assigned team members in line with the Trust Clinical Supervision Policy, ensuring that is implemented; this will include having personal clinical supervision from a suitable person.
  • Post holder will proactively explore opportunities for, and take the lead on developing reflective practice within the clinical areas.
  • The post holder will support the development of standards as required.
  • The post holder will actively explore opportunities to enhance health promotional interventions in their widest sense.
  • The post holder will ensure person-centred care is delivered.
  • Ensure where necessary the Child/Adult Protection and Safeguarding Procedures are followed.
  • Ensure that all providers of care throughout the health community are involved in planning delivering and evaluating care where indicated, such as CMHTs, CRHT, Social Services, Voluntary Organisations

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • RN Part 1/12 or equivalent RN Part 3/13
  • Educated to Diploma/Degree Level (i.e. Dip HE Nursing)
  • Demonstrate clinical skills and knowledge around the management of older adults both functional and organic, and the management of confusion and delirium in an acute hospital in-patient setting
  • ENB 997/8, NVQ Assessor, CG 730 or equivalent
  • Evidence of up to date Personal Development Plan, Professional Portfolio
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and awareness of professional accountability and codes of conduct
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and lead multi-professional teams
  • Demonstrate literacy and numeric skills that enable clinical organisational and financial management
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of Risk Assessment and Management skills
  • Demonstrate up to date evidence based knowledge for Professional Practice generally and the chosen specialty.
  • Demonstrate exposure to and a comprehensive knowledge of Clinical Governance in action (audit, research clinical effectiveness etc)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of work-based legislation.
  • Demonstrable experience in older adults mental health,(as a guide equivalent to 3 years full time) post registration clinical expertise that will includes core competencies around N.M.C. Nurse or other professional equivalents.

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