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Community Practice Lead

Employer
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Exeter
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
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Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?

Would you like to be part of a dedicated leadership team who are committed to the positive development of community mental health services for people living in Exeter?

Are you looking for a better work/life balance with no weekend working?

We are looking for a skilled and highly motivated Practice Lead to join the Exeter Community Mental Health teams.

The service is embarking on a challenging but exciting journey with the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework. The successful applicant will be an innovative and compassionate clinical leader, who is motivated to support the teams to deliver individualised, person-centred care and will make a significant contribution to service development. This is an opportunity to join us as we modernise and improve our services to meet the needs of local people and their families and Carers.

You will join a rich multi-disciplinary team which includes Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Peer Support Workers, Clinical Associate Psychologists and Community Support Workers. We are also forming closer working relationships with colleagues in Primary Care and the Voluntary Sector.

We welcome you getting in touch to ask questions about the role and the service. It is also possible to visit the teams, if you would find this helpful.

Main duties of the job

The Community Practice Lead is responsible for ensuring compliance with quality & safety standards within their assigned clinical pathways / teams. They will ensure that all individuals receiving care and treatment from DPT services do so in line with Trust strategic objectives (safe, timely, personalised, sustainable and recovery focused) and are safeguarded from any harm.

Workforce planning, audit, compliance with CQC standards, serious untoward incidents, complaints and compliments and associated learning, and clinical practice education are the key responsibilities of this role. The post holder will ensure clinicians work within DPT policy and practice standards, and that they adhere to professional registration requirements.

In conjunction with the Local Delivery Unit management team the post holder will work to further improve the culture of integration across CMHT and inpatient practice, through the promotion of a Recovery Model which prioritises social inclusion by means of collaborative care planning and psychosocial interventions, using the principles of positive risk management and new ways of working, including payment by results and appropriate clinical pathways.

The post holder will be required to undertake regular clinical work which will be subject to an agreed job plan, including leading Safeguarding enquiries when required.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Role Purpose

The Community Practice Lead is responsible for ensuring compliance with quality & safety standards within their assigned clinical pathways / teams. They will ensure that all individuals receiving care and treatment from DPT services do so in line with Trust strategic objectives (safe, timely, personalised, sustainable and recovery focused) and are safeguarded from any harm.

Workforce planning, audit, compliance with CQC standards, serious untoward incidents, complaints and compliments and associated learning, and clinical practice education are the key responsibilities of this role. The post holder will ensure clinicians work within DPT policy and practice standards, and that they adhere to professional registration requirements.

The post holder will be an effective role model for clinical excellence across their assigned clinical pathway. They will demonstrate visible leadership and take responsibility for ensuring a therapeutic environment.

In conjunction with the Local Delivery Unit management team the post holder will work to further improve the culture of integration across CMHT and inpatient practice, through the promotion of a Recovery Model which prioritises social inclusion by means of collaborative care planning and psychosocial interventions, using the principles of positive risk management and new ways of working, including payment by results and appropriate clinical pathways.

The post holder will be required to undertake regular clinical work which will be subject to an agreed job plan, including leading Safeguarding enquiries when required.

Service design & development

The post holder will be responsible for the development and monitoring of the assigned care pathway quality and improvement plans. The post holder, in conjunction with the CMHT management team, will ensure all clinical effectiveness systems are embedded and sustainable (this will include audit and evidence based care).

Participate in, and lead as required, the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies and clinical policies to ensure the service continues to evolve to meet the needs of the individuals and / or their carers.

Service delivery & resource management

Ensure that individuals care pathways are monitored and that individuals transition through the service appropriately.

Ensure that governance and assurance systems are in place for care pathways / clinical teams and provide expert professional advice with regard to clinical care, incidents and complaints.

Ensure that services are delivered by practitioners with the appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies.

In conjunction with the Community Team Managers, ensure that care is provided within the CMHT resources.

Practice quality & workforce development

Take the lead, in consultation with the CMHT management team, in being responsible for:-

The implementation of the Care Programme Approach within all Trust services is in accordance with the recovery co-ordination policy.

The co-ordination of multi-disciplinary team working and engagement in care pathway delivery in line with practice standards.

Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the service through the implementation of effective risk management, governance and assurance systems.

Develop the LDU workforce development plan.

Line Management Responsibility

Be responsible for ensuring the clinical supervision and Continuous Professional Development of pathway staff.

Provide appropriate cross-cover for supervisions and PDRs as required.

Additional Responsibilities

All practice leads will hold a portfolio of LDU responsibilities these will include: ensuring the quality and triangulation of provider compliance assessment tools and responsibility for updating and monitoring risk registers.

They will also take responsibility for key practice development projects across the directorate as assigned by the Head of Practice and Professions.

All Community Practice Leaders will hold an LDU portfolio based on individual job planning e.g. safeguarding, complaints.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
  • Substantial experience of working at a senior clinical level.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Providing clinical supervision and managing staff.
  • Extensive experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
  • Substantial experience of working at a senior clinical level.
  • Working within a community mental health setting in either the statutory or voluntary sector.
  • Providing clinical supervision and managing staff.
Desirable
  • Resource management.
  • Setting up or working within a new service.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • An excellent understanding of the NSF and Mental Health Act/ Mental Health Capacity Act requirements.
  • Working knowledge of safeguarding processes (adult and child)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Community Mental Health Framework.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with large groups who may be antagonistic.
  • Able to produce well written reports.
  • Ability to communicate complex information across multi-agency teams.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage own time and that of the teams.
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area.
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills.
Qualifications Essential
  • A professional mental health qualification to degree level or equivalent
Desirable
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism
  • Training in specific therapeutic skills that facilitate the care pathway e.g. Non-medical prescribing, CBT, DBT
  • Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff


UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Address
Wonford House

Dryden Road

Exeter

Devon

EX2 5AF

Employer's website
https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

369-C9369-23-6833
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