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Senior Clinician - RMN/OT - Personality Disorder Service

Job Reference: 798-9343

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Specialist PD Service
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Adult Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service Delivery Unit. We are looking to recruit a permanent workforce structure for our developing Personality Disorder Service within Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust.

The roles require highly skilled individuals who have exceptional skills in the caseload management and clinical background in working with Personal Disorder. They have to fulfil the criteria of the Banding specific Job Description/Job Specification and thrive on quality improvement and creating change for improved service delivery for our patients.

The post holders will work in a Multi Professional Team, be individually responsible within their discipline/role in leading on the development of a new Personality Disorder Service that has been commissioned as part of Mental Health Improvement Standards investment.

The entire team will work closely with the Clinical Lead on the development, implementation and evaluation of services for people with Borderline Personality Disorder, work collaboratively with multi-agency services and other stakeholders to plan, develop, implement and evaluate services available to people with complex personality disorder diagnosis across the whole of Worcestershire. It will work within a model that provides a framework to ensure that high quality and timely treatment and care is accessible to individuals with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable/Borderline Personality Disorder, together with their carers and families. The aim of this Specialist Service is to support recovery and enable individuals to achieve and enjoy independent living in the community. The treatment modality is the Structured Clinical Management (SCM) model, consisting of specialist assessment and treatment phases, including a group teaching programme which comprises of aspects of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mentalization-based treatment approach.

In order to support you within this role we are developing an ongoing education and supervision package tailored to working with this particular patient group. This is an opportunity to engage with further learning to enhance job satisfaction and improve efficacy of treatments for patients.

This is an excellent opportunity to expand your specialist interest in Personality Disorder or if you have the ambition for a transition from a generic based role to a unique and rewarding development with a newly established Personality Disorder Service the job below is for you:

Band 7 Team Manager – full time – permanent post:

The post holder will directly line manage the team of care coordinators and support workers delivering the SCM model. This post will directly report to the Clinical Lead. You will also have responsibility for a small caseload and be part of delivering the SCM model. Strong leadership qualities and an anti-stigma approach are required to fulfil this role.

If you feel you would be suited to one of the roles indicated above but would like any further information then please contact

Matthew Lammas, Community Lead on 01905 734598,

Karen Ingram, Clinical Lead for Personality Disorder, AMH SDU on 07435 761 616 or 01905 or 734 538 or

Lynne Williams, Service Lead for Psychological Interventions within the AMH & LD SDU on 01905 734574


PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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