Clinical Lead for the Older People’s Service

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Old Age
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you passionate about clinical leadership, improving services and reducing health inequalities for older people who have mental health difficulties and/or who are living with dementia? Then the Older People's Service (OPS) is eager to hear from you. Our vision is to provide outstanding specialist mental health and dementia services across Leeds, as an employer of choice.

We are looking for a talented individual to clinically lead our Older People's Service and join our established OPS Senior Leadership Team. This role will be pivotal to leading, enhancing and developing high quality, safe, effective, reliable, person-centred care across our Community, Inpatient & Urgent Care Services through a psychologically safe, inclusive, co-produced and collective leadership culture.

We aspire to outstanding clinical services that afford the very best experience of compassionate care to service users and their carers. We understand that to achieve this our staff need clinical leadership that creates a supportive and professionally rewarding environment in which to learn, develop and provide this high standard of care. This is fantastic opportunity for a passionate clinical leader to lead this core clinical service to the next level of high quality care provision.

Main duties of the job

Working closely with the Head of Operations, Head of Clinical Governance and our Clinical Director, you will be key in leading, delivering and supporting a journey of improvement across the whole of our Older People's Service. You will be responsible for ensuring robust governance and assurance systems and processes are embedded throughout the service and for promoting the principle that good governance is everybody's business and is essential for the delivery of high-quality care. You will strengthen and develop the evidence based, clinical pathways that the service provides, ensuring that there is a clear focus on co-production, service user and carer involvement and staff engagement and that this is at the heart of the service and its strategic development.

The OPS Senior Leadership Team are actively involved in strategic developments in the city and across the ICS. The successful applicant will continue to develop this partnership work by representing OPS, and LYPFT more broadly, in key Population Health Boards to ensure that the needs of our service users and carers are central in future planning and decisions. They will also be expected to support priority areas of partnership work such as the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme, and Enhanced Health in Care Homes.

About us

We are a high quality, high performing NHS foundation trust. We are the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York as well as some highly specialised services across the country.We employ around 3,000 staff and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals; to live our lives free from stigma and discrimination; and to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and mental ill health. We perform well againstlocal and national targetsand inour most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • A leadership focus on quality improvement and close engagement with the Trusts approach to continuous improvement
  • Leadership of and active contribution to robust clinical governance, quality assurance and quality / service planning
  • Leading and contributing to the delivery of visionary, ambitious service development in line with the Trust ambition to provide outstanding clinical services.
  • Adherence to all service and professional regulatory requirements including quality and equality impact assessment.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements included within the Job Description and Person Specification. This is especially relevant in the areas of recent experience and knowledge in leading at a senior leadership level and working clinically with older people who have mental health difficulties and/or who are living with dementia.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Clinical qualification and registration
Experience Essential
  • Evidence and experience of providing high standards of clinical leadership at a senior level
  • Evidence and experience of engaging and involving service users, carers and staff in co-designing and improving services
  • Evidence of use of continuous improvement methodology, continuous / shared learning and acknowledgement of errors
  • Understanding and experience of developing psychologically safe and collective leadership cultures and learning systems to improve the delivery of high quality, safe, effective and person-centred health care services

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