Band 8b Clinical Lead of the ARFID Pathway

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time
The CAMHS Eating Disorder Team have been developing a new and innovative pathway for young people with a diagnosis of ARFID. This pathway is already at a pilot stage, and requires ongoing leadership, innovation and drive to progress to the next stages.

The post holder will be required to lead on the continued development of the pathway across LPT including developing clinically appropriate referral criteria and strong protocols for assessment and identifying clinical intervention/signposting. There will be a requirement for significant collaboration between teams and across services. The post holder will be required to lead on the clinical oversight of the pathway, support and supervise team members, and embed clinical governance structures and ensure ongoing evaluation takes place.

We are especially keen to hear from candidates who reflect the diverse communities we serve in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Please note that we will consider applications from other core psychological professions if equivalent qualification, knowledge and skillscan be evidenced.

Please contact Dr Laura Chance-Lawton (Clinical Lead) on 0116 2950310 to discuss the role further.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical oversight on the continued development of the ARFID pathway including: embedding clear referral and assessment criteria and protocols, developing sound and evidenced based intervention protocols and ensuring the continued evaluation of the pathway
  • To clinically and operationally supervise other team members from different clinical backgrounds; ensure appropriate CPD is in place for the team; continue to promote a cohesive and collaborative ethos within the team
  • Liaison, collaboration and consultation with wider stakeholders, including paediatrics, dietetics and wider CAMHS services
  • Ensure the continued development of clinical governance structures including reporting on KPIs and ensuring there are robust processes for collating and recording key outcome measures
  • Overseeing the development of a group work/ workshop programme, and supporting team members to facilitate this offer
  • Connecting with national service providers and remaining up to date with policy, research and the evidence base; ensuring the pathway is consistent with local and national drivers and initiatives
  • Offering training and consultation when required

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working as a qualified psychologist/psychotherapist with children and young people with extensive experience of risk management.
  • Significant experience of working as a qualified psychologist/psychotherapist.
  • Experience of representing psychology or psychotherapy within the context of multi-disciplinary care.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment, and treatment of patients in a range of settings including inpatient, out-patients, community and primary care settings
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Significant experience of service development and quality improvement, including the development of care pathways, relevant policies and protocols.
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of working with children and young people with a diagnosis of ARFID
  • Experience of working with neurodiverse young people, including experience of assessment and therapy work
Qualifications Essential
  • Training in a core mental health profession and registered with a statutory regulatory body, e.g. NMC, HPCP
  • Post graduate training to at least Masters level in a psychological profession (e.g. Clinical psychology, counselling psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, systemic psychotherapist, forensic psychology)
  • Post qualification training and recorded CPD experience and/or further qualifications in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice/specialised psychological therapy or advanced experience in Child and Adolescent Mental health
  • Formal training in supervision of other therapists
  • Formal leadership Training

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