Clinical Manager

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Children's Learning Disability Service have an exciting opportunity for a Band 8a Clinical Manager to join the teamYou will lead the operation and development of the Children's Learning Disability Service (CLDS) for Essex, Southend and Thurrock with overall management responsibility for the delivery of the clinical model, business planning, budget management and staff management to enable delivery of access, activity, finance staff performance and quality targets.You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services.A key part of this job role will be overseeing the execution of the teams recent transformation from a North-Essex only provision, into a county-wide service across the Southend, Essex and Thurrock footprint. This will include deliverance of targets in line with the Transforming Care Agenda and the NHS 10 Year Plan.We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates to drive this forward and would welcome applications from those who have extensive clinical experience in the field of Learning Disabilities.

Main duties of the job

You will lead the operation and development of the Children's Learning Disability Service (CLDS) for Essex, Southend and Thurrock with overall management responsibility for the delivery of the clinical model, business planning, budget management, and staff management, to enable delivery of access, activity, finance, staff performance and quality targets.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service for 365 days a year.

In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the Trust values and as required in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities


To deliver the service model for the Childrens Learning Disability Service

To be responsible for the overall delivery of a range of evidence based interventions to patients based on identified needs, review the effectiveness of care packages and discharge patients back to primary care / other providers in a timely manner.

Ensure patients are seen in a timely manner by the right person, at the right time, in the right location

Implement a team approach to case management where practitioners are not isolated in decision making and have the ability to access a range of expertise to inform decision making.

Work collaboratively with Senior Clinicians, to take joint responsibility for supervising and managing the Childrens Learning Disability Service casework using the Zoning Risk Management Tool where indicated.

Promote and deliver the Transforming Care Agenda, supported by National policy and research which recognises that high quality specialist community services can help support individuals with a learning disability within their homes and localities, and prevent breakdown of placements and acute hospital admissions.

Ensure the efficient and effective operation of the service, managing budgets, matching resources to need, and coping flexibly with workload pressures.

Work collaboratively with the Business Support Manager, to establish and manage operational systems which highlight early warning of deviation from financial/activity targets, and initiate corrective action.

Assist in planning and managing the implementation of projects to improve facilities and working practices, as agreed with the Operational Service Manager.

Ensure that through implementing effective performance management that all key targets that have been identified by the Trust are met Financial and Resource Management.

Work with clinical staff to best deliver access, activity, finance and quality targets.

Work with Operational Service Manager to assist in delivery of cost improvement through service improvement and cost releasing savings.

Responsible for ensuring value for money within the service, reviewing the skills mix, balance and deployment of resources as necessary.

Undertake proactive financial role, establishing strong financial leadership within area of responsibility Workforce Planning, Management and Development.

Ensure there are effective staff performance management systems in place.

Support the teams appraisal system, ensuring that all staff participate. Compassionate Empowering Open.

Ensure development and training requirements identified through the appraisal process are fed into the Trust Training and Development Programme.

Implement and follow all Trust HR policies and procedures.

Assist in the selection of staff in line with Trust procedures, ensure that staff are appropriately inducted, receive appropriate supervision, and staff as well as yourself, are compliant with mandatory training requirements.

Participate in disciplinary investigations, and processes. Information Management.

Support the development of a culture that uses information to develop services and understand outcomes with the designated area of responsibility.

Develop and implement information reports that assist in the management of the team and activity.

Assist in the setting of quality standards within the services and the design processes to support them.

Work with the Trust Governance Team to ensure robust systems and programmes are established within the team to monitor and deliver clinically effective high quality services.

Assist in taking responsibility for the organisational management of service improvement projects or initiatives for the service, development of project plans, and delivery of aims and objectives of each individual projects.

Work with the Patient Advocacy Liaison Service (PALS) to support patients and relatives in the speedy and satisfactory resolution of service queries and complaints.

Work closely with clinical staff and the Senior Management Team in the investigation of serious incidents and complaints, taking a lead role in the agreement, organisation and implementation of effective action plans to ensure the service has improved. Other Lead Trust wide and local transformation projects as required.

Keep up-to-date professionally with national and local policy changes, and with the needs and expectations of commissioners and patients PROFESSIONAL DELIVERY FRAMEWORK In addition to core clinical and non-clinical support the following are additional key activities identified as being necessary to the role in the delivery of your normal day to day activities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNLD, RMN or other clinical professional qualification with appropriate post registration experience in Learning Disabilities and/or Mental Health care.
  • Formal management development, e.g. DMS, CMS, etc
Work Experience and Attainments Essential
  • Operational management experience working in Learning Disabilities and/ or Mental health as a Team Leader at Band 7 or equivalent.
  • Experience of working at the level of a senior professional practitioner.

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