Strategic Clinical Lead GM Resilience Hub

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£78,192 to £90,387 a year pro rata 0.6wte
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8D
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Greater Manchester Resilience Hub (GMRH) is a unique, all age, psychology-led service originally established as a partnership between all the NHS mental health provider trusts in Greater Manchester as part of the response to the Manchester Arena Attack on 22nd May 2017.

Over the last 5 years the GMRH has built on the innovative approach to supporting all those impacted by the Arena attack and now delivers and supports a range of trauma responsive initiatives at system and organisational, as well as individual levels. This includes:
  • a key role in psycho-social aspects of EPRR (Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response),
  • a wellbeing service for health and social care staff, and their immediate family members, and
  • Trusted Relationships - a joint Local Authority and NHS funded service which embeds specialist psychologists and psychotherapists into Complex Safeguarding Teams across the 10 boroughs in GM.

We also host the Programme Manager for the Trauma Responsive Greater Manchester programme and support the roll out of that programme. The GMRH is entering an exciting new phase of development including delivery of and support to a number of transformation programmes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will, with the other part time Strategic Clinical Lead, be responsible for the clinical leadership in relation to Hub interventions provided across the lifespan and provide strategic leadership across Greater Manchester in relation to developing and supporting a range of care pathways for those who have experienced psychological trauma. The post holder will, jointly with the other part time Strategic Clinical Lead:
  • Lead for NHS mental health services at Greater Manchester emergency and resilience planning fora and represent Greater Manchester at national and international levels as required;
  • With support from Communications colleagues, respond to media enquiries about the Hub and in relation to psychological trauma more generally, including giving television, radio and print media interviews;
  • Ensure that the innovative, client-centred, trauma-responsive culture of the Hub is maintained and enhanced, continuing to be at the forefront of developing care pathways for those affected by psychological trauma;
  • Provide clinical leadership across Greater Manchester in the development of the Hub into a centre of excellence in relation to psychological trauma;
  • Be responsible for ensuring the psycho-social aspects of major incidents are planned for effectively in Greater Manchester;
  • Liaise nationally and internationally to learn from, and contribute to, best practice in relation to trauma-responsive interventions and post-incident psycho-social support.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

This post is for 0.6 FTE

Main Duties and Responsibilities -With the other Strategic Clinical Lead and the Service Lead be responsible for developing, reviewing and constantly refining existing well-being screening programmes provided by the Hub. Lead on liaison with other screening programmes nationally and internationally to share learning, and on behalf of the GM Combined Authority and Integrated Care Board support the development of screening programmes following future major incidents on request. With the other Strategic Clinical Lead take overall clinical responsibility for the development and implementation of care pathways through the Hub, including the development of family focused interventions. With the other Strategic Clinical Lead take overall clinical responsibility for the advice, consultation, training and guidance to professionals across the UK involved in supporting those impacted by major/traumatic incidents which take place in GM. With the other Strategic Clinical Lead and the Service Lead ensure that therapists and other staff within the Hub have access to a psychologically based framework for understanding and supporting the treatment of clients via expert clinical consultation and supervision systems. With the other Strategic Clinical Lead and the Service Lead provide specialist support in the development of psychosocial interventions/pathways in the wake of major incidents at GM, national and international levels. To provide specialist psychological/ assessments of people, impacted by major incidents and other traumatic experiences the Hub is commissioned to respond to. To formulate and implement plans for the formal psychological treatment and/or management of clients mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the clients problems, employing and developing methods of proven efficacy, across a range of care settings. To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and development processes that have shaped the individual, family or group, including professional groups. To exercise autonomous professional responsibility for the assessment treatment and discharge of own caseload of clients. To offer expert consultancy to other clinicians and professional groups providing support to people impacted by major incidents and other traumatic experiences the Hub is commissioned to respond to within GM and more widely. To provide clinical leadership and expert consultancy to other psychological therapists providing psychological advice, guidance, and contributing to clients formulation, diagnosis and treatment plans where appropriate.

Please use the above telephone number/generic email address to contact our admin team who will be able to book a telephone/MS Teams call with the current post holder, the Strategic Clinical Lead (Adults) or the Service Lead, and/or a visit to the Hub.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Doctoral Degree or equivalent experience / qualification, plus further specialist training, research or study, conferring advanced theoretical and practical knowledge within the specialist field of psychological trauma and across a number of areas (such as clinical, research and development)
  • Qualification in one or more NICE approved interventions for treating psychological trauma e.g. EMDR and/or tCBT and current practitioner registration with a relevant accrediting body
  • Evidence of continual professional development as recommended by the appropriate professional body.
  • Clinical supervision qualification
  • Teaching / training qualification
  • Additional further training and qualifications in a range of therapeutic models (e.g. CBT, CAT, psycho-analytic therapies) and in the use of specific psychometric and / or neuropsychological assessment tools.
Experience Essential
  • Proven and significant clinical leadership experience within a multidisciplinary/multi-agency services
  • Significant post-qualification experience as a psychological therapist within the NHS including having worked with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and full range of settings.
  • Proven and significant experience of treating clients presenting with complex trauma
  • Experience of giving media interviews relating to mental health issues.
  • Extensive experience of representing psychological services in regional and national policy forums, both within health and social care and more widely.
  • Experience of teaching and training a range of qualified psychological therapists and non-psychology staff.
  • Undergraduate and post graduate research experience
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for the application of multitheoretical psychological assessment, intervention and evaluation with a range of common, acute and complex mental health needs.
  • Extensive professional/NHS senior management experience including: recruitment, appraisal, performance management and clinical supervision.
  • Experience of strategic planning, development and evaluation of services across NHS and non-NHS organisations.
  • Experience of influence at strategic levels within and outside the organisation.
  • Experience in developing research and development programmes
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy in diverse cultural and ethnic contexts
  • Experience of the application of psychological therapy in physical health contexts.
Knowledge Essential
  • In depth additional expert knowledge acquired over a significant period of time of the theory and practice of interventions for adults who have experienced psychological trauma.
  • Knowledge of contemporary legislation relating to the delivery of mental health and psychological services and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management.
  • Subject matter expertise across a range of professional issues in psychology and psychological therapies.
  • Knowledge and experience of the application of clinical governance and risk management policies and procedures for the maintenance and improvement of psychological services.
  • In depth additional expert knowledge of the theory and practice of interventions for those who have experienced occupational trauma.
  • Knowledge of models and strategies of change management and leadership.
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research design and methodology, including multivariate data analysis
  • Familiarity with computing technology including spreadsheets and databases
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Ability to provide and receive, convey and present highly complex, highly technical and highly sensitive, contentious and often distressing information to individuals, families, and large groups of lay and professional persons and to the media.
  • Ability to work effectively with regional and national stakeholders
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to communicate very complex information effectively in a highly emotive or hostile atmosphere.
  • Ability to overcome barriers to acceptance / psychological resistance to potentially threatening information.
  • High level analytic skills and the ability to draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to think and plan strategically with highly developed political skills.
  • Highly developed skills in providing consultation to other professional and non - professional groups.
  • High level skills in clinical and professional supervision
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ability to make clinical decisions autonomously when required, on difficult/risk issue s
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgement in the absence of clear guidance or precedent, and seeking ad

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