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Clinical Lead for Older People's Community Services

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist, Community mental health nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking and motivated individual to join our developing clinical leadership team in our Older Peoples Community Services.

This Clinical Lead post will specifically be working with our Older Adult CMHTs in Amber Valley, the High Peak and North Dales.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the teams in which they are allocated, their fellow Clinical Leads, the Service Managers, Head of Nursing and Area Service Manager to deliver on quality improvement plans, be part of service development and to ensure that teams are empowered and skilled to deliver excellent care.

The successful candidate is expected to be visible across the teams being covered and holding a driving licence will be essential.

The teams are based at the following locations:
  • Amber Valley - Ripley Town Hall
  • North Dales - The Ritz, Matlock (satellite base at Deepdale, Bakewell)
  • High Peak - Buxton Health Centre

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively and autonomously within a multi-disciplinary framework, engaging with staff and service development, supporting complex case and risk management and embedding service user and carer involvement.

The post holder will provide clinical and professional advice to clinicians working within community settings, providing clinical supervision where there is a highlighted need.

Through strong leadership they will ensure evidence-based practice is delivered to improve and sustain the quality of clinical interventions delivered.

The post holder will be responsible for establishing operational and service mechanisms that support safe high-quality care throughout the operating hours of the team.

The post holder will present a professional image to promote a positive image to service users, carers and the community as a whole.

The post holder will also be responsible for working with clinical leaders to ensure the development of new and innovative clinical practices responding to emerging knowledge and techniques and working with other partner agencies to make improvements within the service, in collaboration with the wider community.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

The post holder will:
  • Provide a professional role model for the delivery of high-quality care.
  • Ensure evidence-based practice and research awareness is used as the foundation for clinical interventions.
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of advances in professional practice, or theory in practice and act as the catalyst for innovation.
  • Promote service user and carer involvement, autonomy and choice are embedded into the philosophy of the clinical area.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the Care Programme Approach is applied where applicable to practise and that opportunity is fully provided to support service user/carer involvement in decision making processes.
  • Ensure appropriate evidence-based clinical safety plans are delivered/developed.
  • Ensure service users have an up to date evidence-based care plan that meets the needs of service users.
  • Ensure legislative requirements are maintained (Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Code of Practise etc).
  • Ensure good practise is maintained, taking the lead in challenging practise that requires change or development.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in all aspects of functional mental illness in older adults and expert knowledge of organic and functional presentations/illnesses, ensuring this is disseminated in a constructive and effective way.
  • Use effective interpersonal skills that relate to service users, carers and team members on an equal basis.
  • Ensure a multi-professional/agency approach to ensure that care is maintained, valuing the interface of professional roles and responsibilities.
  • Promote the use of critical analysis skills and innovative approaches to ensure care is reviewed according to service user needs/perspectives.
  • Ensure Trust Professional Guidelines are maintained for record keeping.
  • Support the development of the professional service.
  • Provide clinical supervision to assigned team clinicians in line with the Trust Clinical Supervision Policy, ensuring that it is implemented; this will include having personal clinical supervision from a suitable person.
  • Proactively explore opportunities for, and take the lead on developing reflective practice within the clinical areas.
  • Support the development of standards as required, including the development of competency frameworks.
  • Actively explore opportunities to enhance health promotional interventions in their widest sense.
  • Ensure person-centred care is delivered.
  • Ensure where necessary the Child/Adult Protection and Safeguarding Procedures are followed.
  • Ensure that all providers of care throughout the health community are involved in planning, delivering and evaluating care where indicated, such as Crisis Services, Social Services, Voluntary Organisations.
  • Undertake SI investigations and Peer Reviews.

Person Specification Attainment/ Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse or AHP
  • ENB 997/8, NVQ Assessor, CG 730 or equivalent
  • Evidence of post-graduate training in mental health
  • Leadership Qualification
Knowledge / Experience / Skills Essential
  • Demonstrable recent and relevant, post-registration experience in organic and functional mental illness and working with Older Adults. To include core competencies around NMC Nurse or other professional equivalents.
  • Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate and lead multi-professional teams.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills such as motivation, facilitation, mentorship.
  • Demonstrate up to date evidence-based knowledge for Professional Practice generally and the chosen specialty.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead the clinical team in a service user/career-focused way.
  • Demonstrate exposure to and a comprehensive knowledge of Clinical Governance in action (audit, research clinical effectiveness etc).
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver Clinical and Managerial Supervision within an effective model.
  • Supporting effective change management within teams.
  • Presentation and teaching skills.
Values Essential
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • People first
  • Do your best

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