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We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity for an experienced and appropriately qualified Psychological Practitioner to be the Psychological lead in the Regional Pathway Development Service (PDS).

Commissioning changes necessitated by the Integrated Care Pathways agenda mean that this is an exciting time to be joining the team. Provider collaboratives across the ICS have contributed towards a new specification for the service which the team have been delivering for the past year. As a result of the spec, the team have a renewed focus on enabling progressive, trauma informed journeys through secure care and to reduce length of stay within hospital for individuals who have attracted a primary diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’. You will be working with the team to continue to implement the new specification and to progress developments required by it. You will do this by ensuring the service is well connected and able to use critical networks of support throughout the region... You will also be focussed on ensuring effective service user co-production.

Leadership – working with other members of the senior multi disciplinary team to embed a new specification for the service and to build networks of support across the region. To ensure appropriate development for the team and ensure that co-production is at the heart of developments

Clinical – to offer consultation, advice and supervision to colleagues from other services. To provide teaching/ training. To work alongside colleagues from a range of different secure services to ensure that pathways for individuals are trauma informed, compassionate, individualised and effective.

As a member of the MDT – supervise colleagues and, with support, offer clinical leadership for the team

Also to be involved in the senior leadership of Leeds ‘personality disorder’ services

To utilise research skills

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, 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 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.

Applicants should be aware that for any individual who requires a visa to work in the UK, the Trust provides sponsorship for registered healthcare practitioner roles only. This is an essential requirement of the role, and the Trust is unable to offer you a role if you are unable to meet Trust requirements for sponsorship and Home Office requirements for a visa.

You will support the work of other teams, agencies and services across statutory and non-statutory sectors by providing advice and consultation and working alongside them to ensure that the pathways for individuals who have attracted a primary diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’ are trauma informed, progressive and effective. You will utilise your research skills for audit, policy, service development and research, and take the lead in identified service developments, proposing and implementing policy changes within this domain that may impact on other professions and services. You will participate in the delivery of training for others regarding aspects of working with personality disorder, and will supervise and provide line management support to health and social care professionals. You will work autonomously within professional guidelines and contribute to the systematic governance of psychological practice within the area.

You will have a good understanding of the specific pathway issues related to people with a diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’ and will be able to demonstrate that you have a creative, confident and compassionate approach to working systemically in this area.

You will work to ensure the development of skills within the team to provide high quality consultation, training and review recommendation. You will be focussed on psychological safety within the team and on ensuring the resilience of a team working across a large geographical region with a number of stakeholders. You will support and promote lived experience co-production.

You will be appropriately qualified in line with the Job Description and person specification. For CBT therapists, there is an expectation that you will be trained to apply CBT principles to ‘personality disorder’ in line with Roth and Pilling (2013 ) competency framework. This could be through CBT PD top up training, or equivalent. Support will be provided to access and complete this qualification where applicable.

We are committed to robust professional leadership, equality, diversity and inclusion and supporting staff wellbeing and CPD. Our Psychological Professions Strategy outlines our vision. We are proud that 100% of LYPFT psychological professionals recently surveyed reported that they felt supported by colleagues. As a principal psychological practitioner you will have the opportunity to join established forums for peer support and development
Leeds UK


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