Way In Senior Clinical Advisor

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Essex Learning Disability Partnershipare looking for Senior Clinical Advisorwith a passion for delivering the highest standard of care for individuals that have a learning disability.

HPFT are in Partnership with Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) to deliver an innovative new service to the Learning Disability communities of Essex. The service is known locally as the Essex Learning Disability Partnership (ELDP). You will work within the 'Way In', a single point of entry to the Essex Learning Disability Partnership (ELDP). The team will consist of Senior Clinical advisors and Administrators.

The Role:
  • To act as an autonomous clinician/practitioner providing a comprehensive telephone screening and triage service to service users, carers and their referrers resulting in a safe and appropriate clinical decision.
  • To facilitate the provision of accurate health & social care information, self- care / improvement advice or, where applicable, referring to the appropriate level and location of care, in order to meet the holistic and therapeutic requirements of the service user
  • To provide some supervision and advice to other members within the Way In Team
  • To screen and triage new referrals coming into the service. To ensure service users are directed to the most appropriate service with a clear care plan and advice.

Main duties of the job

  • As part of a county wide service the post holder will deal with specific, identified calls following agreed protocols and guidelines, which will be of a diverse nature across all care groups served by the
  • Whilst using the available technology, the post holder will use effective, appropriate listening and communication skills in order to gather information, make clinical/practice decisions, create records and refer to clinical reference literature during the communication. Agreed algorithms and protocols will be used to support clinical
  • To use a multi-skilled approach to respond to all enquiries to the
  • To provide and facilitate specialist help and advice to other professionals, agencies and
  • Must be able to retrieve and use information regarding appropriate health and social care
  • Must be able to explore and enhance knowledge of local services both statutory and voluntary in order to offer appropriate advice around signposting / guided support.
  • The post holder will comply with the appropriate regulatory body and within ethical, legislative and organisational
  • The post holder will work under the clinical supervision of senior clinicians/integrated clinical leads and will ensure the privacy of the service user and carer's interests and wellbeing at all times including service user/carer
  • The Post holder will report all complaints, accidents and incidents in accordance with agreed policies and statutory requirements

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

About Us:

Essex Learning Disability Partnershipis an innovative collaboration between Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Essex Partnership University Trust. The partnership was formed in 2017 and is responsible for all NHS learning disability community and inpatient services across Essex. By working together, the two organisations each bring diverse expertise and a wealth of experience. The objective is to transform Learning Disability services in Essex by working creatively to remove barriers and duplication and deliver excellent care underpinned by the following principles:
  • Simple
  • Person-Centred
  • Integrated
  • Community Focused
  • Equality of Access

To find out more about our Essex Learning Disability Partnership services, including information about our roles, working for us and useful application and interview tips, please visit: www.eldp-hpfteput.nhs.uk

Person Specification Education, Qualifications &Training Essential
  • Degree or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience
  • Professional Qualification (RN, Registered AHP or DipSW
  • Post registration experience in relevant mental health/learning disability setting
  • Teaching and Assessing in clinical practice training
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability
  • Experiencing of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care according to assessed need using person-centred approaches
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities or complex health needs
  • Experience of using assessment and screening tools to support analysis and make formulations and recommendations based on this
  • Working knowledge of legislation and policy relating to learning disabilities
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of recordkeeping consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
Skills Essential
  • Organisational and decision making skills with the ability to work efficiently and effectively within a management structure prioritising competing demands
  • Competent IT skills and an ability to adapt to various systems
  • Record keeping and report writing skills
  • Ability to chair meetings
  • Ability to deliver training to other professionals, service users and carers
  • Skills in recognising and reflecting on barriers to effective communication, modifying communication in response
  • Skill and confidence to verbally de-escalate service users who may exhibit violence and aggression, as well as using approved physical intervention techniques as necessary
  • Ability to recognise own limitations as well as developing reflection skills
  • Ability to positively embrace and promote change acting as a professional and positive role model

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