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Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 310-MAC29-1811643-A

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Adults and Specialist Mental Health
Edith Cavell Hospital, Cavell Centre, Peterborough, Peterborough
£37,570-£43,772 pa pro rata

Are you looking for career development in adult mental health specialising in acute crisis care?

We are currently recruiting to our innovative and dynamic Crisis Team in Peterborough and have an opportunity for a Band 7 clinical lead to help us develop the service.

The team offers a range of home based treatments as an effective alternative to hospital based care. We provide intensive, time limited, planned treatment and care 24 hours, 365 days a year. We work to support a culturally diverse population in the North of the Trust, providing services for service users and carers in Peterborough, Fenland and the Huntingdon area

We work closely with our award winning First Response Service, Acute Inpatient wards and community services within CPFT. We provide rapid response assessments to those at risk of being admitted to hospital and provide care, treatment and support within a community setting or facilitate admission to hospital and promote rapid discharge. Our Team is HTAS Accredited with the Royal College of Psychiatry ensuring the highest possible standards of care for our service users and carers.

Clinically, the post holder would require the ability to provide advanced psychological formulations and demonstrate involvement, planning and management of complex patients, as well supporting other Teams & services, regarding treatment and referral pathways. Other responsibilities would be to deliver reflective supervision groups for staff, individual clinical/ group supervision. As well as supporting, developing and delivering a training programme in conjunction with other acute care psychologists and also the ability to provide debriefing sessions, and individual/group support when needed.

The successful candidate will work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures. You will utilise research skills for audits, policy reviews and service development/research within the area served by the team/service. There will be an expectation to provide support and assistance to the Service Manager & Team Managers on methods of evaluating the work of the team including advising on suitable outcomes measures.

You will have access to regular clinical, managerial supervision to support you in your day to day work and will be required to work internal rotation of early, late and night shifts.

There is the opportunity for professional support and development in areas such as Non Medical Prescribing/AMHP training and leadership courses.

You will need to have a relevant qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy. We welcome applications from staff with varying levels of experience including ward & crisis based and offer relevant supervision and education to facilitate this transition.

Other benefits from joining us are:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Full-time/Part-time or job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Professional leadership programmes for experienced staff through NHS Academy
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service

For further details / informal visits contact:

Modern Matron, Sam Swinden on 07866940749

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) and references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

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