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Clinical Lead for CYPEDS Individual Pathway

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Truro Health Park / 6a Heathlands Liskeard / Newquay IHH
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per Annum/ Pro Rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of this post is to lead on the individual therapy pathway within the Children and Young People's Eating Disorder Service (CYPEDS). The post sits alongside the other clinical leads for CYPEDS; the lead for Family Therapy & Family Based Treatment, and the lead for the CYPEDS Intensive Support & Liaison Service. It also sits alongside the overall Team Manager.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of the range of treatment modalities recommended for eating disorders within NICE. They will be confident in managing and supporting clinicians with complex cases including high levels of risk. The role will involve delivering NICE approved treatments for eating disorders, as well as supervising members of staff within the individual therapy pathway. It will involve being responsible for collating outcome measures and supporting the team manager in putting together business cases for further development of the pathway. It will involve leading on the group program and further developing links in transition pathways with the adult eating disorder service, and FREED.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience Essential
  • Current professional registration - NMC, HCPC etc.
  • Professional qualification - RMN, RNC etc.
  • Post graduate qualification to masters level in relevant clinical specialism or equivalent experience
  • Substantial experience working within Mental Health and Eating Disorders
  • Evidence of training and experience in the delivery of evidenced - based interventions for children, young people and their families with eating disorders.
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • To provide and receive supervision appropriately
  • Extensive experience of working with children and adolescents with eating disorders
  • Experience and confident in the delivery of presentation and training delivery in own specialist area
  • Ability to use initiative and work appropriate to grade.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Experience in supervising others.
  • Listening skills.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Confidence to liaise with other professionals
  • Understanding of principles of one or more therapeutic modalities.
  • Ability to undertake duties at other sites without the use of public transport
  • Basic keyboard skills for data input and accessing information.
  • Enthusiasm for participation in developing a specialist service.
  • Qualification in teaching and assessing learners
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills
  • Excellent teaching, training, and preceptorship skills
  • Ability to work across professional team and organisational boundaries
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information effectively with people at all levels by telephone, email and face to face
  • Ability to follow legal, ethical, professional, and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct
  • Interpret complex patient's/client needs
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills organisation skills with the ability to constructively challenge the view and practices of managers and clinicians
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use own initiative, discretion, and sensitivity
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Warm, compassionate, patient centred, enthusiastic, motivated
  • Ability to problem solve any given situation that may occur during treatment with this diverse and complex condition.
  • Need to work well as part of the team and can work on your own and to be able to manage and contain your own emotional as well as those that you are working with.
  • Ability to self-care and seek support when needed

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