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Clinical Team Manager

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
29 Mar 2023
Do you have leadership potential? Are you looking for an opportunity to test and develop your leadership and management skills? Are you currently working as a clinical leader and want a new challenge? If you answer yes to any of these, this could be the role for you!

Connect; The West Yorkshire Eating Disorder Team have an opportunity for a 12-month, maternity cover Community Clinical Team Manager position.

As the Connect Community Team Manager, you will be responsible for the effective and safe delivery of the Service. You will take on management of the service, including line management, staff performance, team appraisals and development. You will form a key part of the leadership team, attending and contributing to leadership governance meetings. You will hold a small clinical caseload and provide oversight on complex clinical cases.

Main duties of the job

We are committed to investing in your development. You will be supported closely by the operational manager through regular supervision and feedback. You will be encouraged to develop your leadership & management skills. Training on HR procedures, data analysis and performance indicators will be provided as needed. You will form part of the service band 7 team peer support network.

You will use effective leadership, change management and team building skills to monitor, evaluate and develop the service in conjunction with senior clinical and operational leads. An understanding of key performance indicators and metrics is helpful but not essential.

You will have experience and clinical skills working with patients who have an eating disorder and their loved ones, excellent communication skills and the ability to enhance patient pathways with innovation/ improvements based on current research and guidance.

You must be passionate about the delivery of high quality, compassionate care with a forward-thinking approach to proactively lead the team to deliver high standards of care.

The post holder must hold a Professional Healthcare registration.

A car driver is essential to this post.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading and managing the Connect Community staff team including development, performance and welfare, ensuring good communication and team working.
  • Recruitment and staffing. Ensuring there is appropriate level of staffing to provide a safe service for users and staff.
  • Provide clinical and managerial supervision and guidance to the staff team including the wider MDT. To Provide effective leadership managing staff as appropriate, ensuring their professional and other development needs are met, that all staff have appraisals in line with LYPFT policies.
  • Maintain an active clinical caseload and ensuring all records are comprehensive and up to date. To lead the team and provide clinical input into weekly team meetings.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with primary and secondary care.
  • Monitor provision of caseloads, keeping colleagues informed of significant events/ developments to the service.
  • Work effectively with other senior colleagues to ensure high quality and effective joint working with partner agencie
  • To lead the West Yorkshire Eating Disorders community team in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and clinical colleagues.
  • To ensure consistent application of operational policies and clinical protocol within the community setting.
  • To ensure performance and governance requirements are achieved and maintained within the community.
  • To take a lead in organising caseload and clinical work within the team, matching workload to activity and demand.
  • To provide a high standard of care to an allocated group of service users with diagnosis of eating disorders in the community, as part of a home intervention programme.
  • To work within a community setting, assessing, planning and managing the complex needs of individuals with eating disorders whilst also assessing for any psychiatric co-morbidity and other relevant needs.
  • Attend management meetings with other services that may come into contact with the Community Team, as well as those delegated by the Operations manager.
  • To present and interpret the community teams performance data at management meetings.
  • To utilise research development to inform evidence-based practice and ensure the evaluation of the effectiveness of clinical interventions.
  • Develop, with relevant support, effective systems for team administration and record keeping.
  • To maintain awareness of development in clinical practice and provide effective clinical and managerial supervision to staff in line with Trust policy.
  • The post holder will exercise a high level of professional and clinical autonomy as well as skill in supervision, education and skills sharing to other team members including learners.

Person Specification
  • The post holder must hold a Professional Healthcare registration

  • Minimum of 4 years post registration experience
  • Experience at working with Eating Disorder services
  • Can demonstrate experience of leadership and management

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