Clinical Lead

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year includes 5% fringe HCAS
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity and make a difference how services are run? Are you interested in supporting others to grow their passion in mental health services? Are you interested in making sure people are getting the best care? Then join our SPA as a Clinical Lead!

This role would be suitable for someone who has a very high level of clinical skills and experience, as well as the ability to lead and motivate a staff team in the pursuit of the provision of excellent quality care for people using our services.

You will be part of a multi- disciplinary team based providing the clinical leadership and line management to staff at the Single Point of Access in Gatton Place. This is an integrated role in order to support the triage of all referrals coming into SABP Trust as well as supporting our fantastic call handlers on the SABP Crisis Line.The role is central to ensuring the multi-disciplinary team provides the right service, at the right time with the best outcome for people accessing our service.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description on the supporting information.

Any further questions, we are happy to be contacted.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description Job responsibilities

1. To oversee the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the clinical care needs of people using our services within a defined service area

2. To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students

3. To participate in the recruitment, deployment and management of staff within your service area

4. In-depth understanding and advanced knowledge of mental health nursing and practices

5. Knowledge and understanding of the concepts of recovery and how to implement these concepts in practical terms

6. Exceptionally robust clinical risk assessment and management skills

7. An understanding of current evidence based practice within mental health crisis care.

8. Ability to provide clinical supervision to a variety of professional roles and grades

9. Previous experience of managing change

10. Ability to lead to the safe and effective day to day operations of the service including the handling of clinical enquires and decisions

11. Helping to ensure a positive and professional image of the service is maintained through collaboration, role modelling and openness

12. Provide and receive information some of which may be contentious, sensitive and highly complex to and from individuals and their families/carers, where there may be barriers to understanding working in line with practice standards and operational policies

13. The ability to communicate in a way that is empathic and reassuring whilst employing negotiating techniques to gain co-operation from a wide variety of people

14. Facilitate fair access to social care services and promote social inclusion regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability

15. The ability to analyse & interpret data and/or information at a high and often complex level

16. Ability to complete audit processes and adapt/adjust practises accordingly

17. Ability to prioritise and manage own work as well as that of others in a demanding environment

18. Ability to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own specialist area of competence

19. Ability to organise complex staff rotas that will often require frequent changes on a daily basis

20. Ability to attend relevant strategic meetings and feedback summaries and actions to the team

21. Ability to liaise and engage with a wide range of stakeholders including staff, people using the service, their carers, GPs and other statutory and voluntary sector agencies.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Hold a professional qualification at Diploma/Degree Level in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy.
  • Evidence of postgraduate education and training within the last 3 years
  • Mentorship Training
  • Previous leadership training or willingness to undertake
  • A minimum of 5 years post graduate registration experience
  • 3 years at working at a Band 6 or equivalent level.
  • 2 years experience in a managerial or leadership role

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