Are you ready to progress your career to a strategic level?
We are delighted to have secured significant funding to enhance our AHP leadership across Oxford Health and we are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Allied Health Professional to lead our CAMHS and eating disorder services in the Oxford, Swindon, Wilts and BaNES mental health directorate.
We are looking for an AHP with the clinical skills in CAMHS and/or eating disorders services to influence service change, champion the values of AHPs in mental health and help set strategic direction and support AHPs in these services. We want to grow our services to embed AHPs throughout our service provision to ensure the best clinical care for our clients.
Within our CAMHS and Eating disorder services we have the following AHP's - occupational therapists, dietitians, speech and language therapists and arts therapies.
Main duties of the job
In this role, your main responsibilities will be:
- To provide professional leadership for the Allied Health Professions within the CAMHS and Eating disorder services in Oxfordshire, Swindon Wilts and BaNES and enable strategic development of the professions in accordance with national and local NHS guidance
- To be accountable for the professional and clinical performance of AHP staff and to perform a representative and advisory role within these services for matters relating to AHP's. To offer advice to the leadership team on the role of AHP's, staffing levels and skills mix.
- To provide specialist clinical assessments and intervention in a relevant field in line with experience
You will be a senior member of the CAMHS and eating disorder leadership teams. You will be well supported by the directorate AHP lead and the wider AHP leadership team across the Trust. We are a welcoming and passionate group of AHPs and look forward to growing our team. We are flexible and supportive and open to creative solutions.
Oxford Health offers great opportunities for continued development and has an in-house masters programme as well as access to wider CPD funding. Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Staff accommodation
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see detailed job description and person specification Please note:
- New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
- Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
- Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
- Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
- We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
- Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Person Specification Education Essential
- Health & Care Professions Council Registered AHP
- Leadership qualification APPLE accreditation QI knowledge and experience
- Experience of working as a registered practitioner in at least one relevant clinical field
- Ability and experience in undertaking presentations
- Experience of caseload management including highly complex conditions & cases
- Experience in a senior clinical role
- Proven experience of effective communication with patients, carers, staff, managers & external agencies
Further Skills Essential
- Resource management skills
- Time management skills
- Leadership skills
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