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Band 7 Senior Practitioner Personality Disorder Pathway - NMC

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102582NMC-SF

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£38,890 to £44,503

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

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 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 7 Senior Practitioner Personality Disorder Service (Nursing)

We are recruiting for three full-time posts (37.5 hours) however are also willing to consider part-time hours.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced mental health professionals to join the Therapy Service for People with Personality Disorder (TSPPD) and to be part of the newly developing pathway for adults who present with difficulties associated with Personality Disorder.

In line with the NHS Long-term Plan and the Community Mental Health Framework we are expanding and developing our service provision to improve access to psychological interventions for service users who present with difficulties associated with Personality Disorder. Whilst we will maintain a therapy provision within Gwendolen House in Leicester, we will also be increasingly delivering psychological interventions, with a particular emphasis on Structured Clinical Management (SCM), through Community Mental Health Teams as part of a ‘hub and spoke’ provision.

Our psychological interventions are provided through structured therapeutic programmes incorporating group and individual work. Our current emphasis is on the roll out of our Structured Clinical Management Programme (SCM) into the Community Treatment and Recovery teams and the development of our Mentalisation Based Therapy Programme (MBT) as part of our hub provision.

As a Senior Practitioner in this role, you will be an experienced mental health professional with strong leadership qualities. You will be passionate about improving timely access to evidence based psychological provisions and you will be committed to providing compassionate, trauma informed and recovery orientated care to service users presenting with difficulties associated with Personality Disorder.

The Role

Whilst a comprehensive Job and Person Specification are attached, summary elements include (but are not limited to):

  • Most of the Band 7 posts will initially be dedicated to the delivery of Structured Clinical Management into the Community Treatment and Recovery Teams however there may also be opportunities for one of the candidates to work into the ‘hub’ provision which has a MBT focus currently being delivered as both an Outpatient Programme and through the Therapeutic Community.
  • You will be provided with training (including DBT essential skills and Decider skills training), regular supervision and ongoing CPD adherent with these structured programmes. We are also being allocated training places through Health Education England for trainings in Structured Clinical Management (SCM), Mentalisation based Therapy (MBT) and potentially Dialectical Behaviour Therapy PGDip (DBT). Trainings will initially be allocated in-line with the part of the pathway you would be immediately working into.
  • You will have a clinical leadership role in delivering a structured clinical programme. You will oversee aspects of local organisational and operational delivery, and this may include some line-management responsibility for a small number of clinicians working into the programme you are delivering. You will monitor flow, locality waiting lists, adherence to the clinical models, outcome measures and deliver clinical and managerial supervision as required.
  • You will be closely supported by the service leads receiving regular clinical and managerial supervision both group and individual. You will also have good peer support from colleagues in the same role.
  • You will offer expert clinical advice and consultation to other clinicians and services as required as part of link working.

Informal enquiries are very welcome. Please contact Jo Scordellis on, Ian Overton or Emma Day if you would like any more information

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

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

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

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.

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 over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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