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Clinical Team Lead

Band 8C

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8C
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
£63,754 to £75,907 pa inc HCA
23/11/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


CAMHS Clinical Team Lead; primarily Emotional and Behavioural Team
(Nurse, Child Psychotherapist, Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist)
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced CAMHS clinician to take up a key leadership position in Newham CAMHS.  We are looking for a senior clinician from a core CAMHS discipline (Nursing, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Family Therapy or Clinical Psychology) to provide joint clinical leadership alongside a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist colleague for one of our two Emotional and Behavioural teams and to operationally manage the multidisciplinary team.  The post-holder will also take a lead on behalf of the service on other specific work streams, projects and external partnerships.  This part of the role will be agreed in conjunction with the senior management group.

You will be someone who can contribute fully to the clinical, professional, strategic and partnership agenda of the service and who can participate in the wider development of CAMHS across Newham.  As a member of the senior management team, you will ensure that there is a clear leadership and management structure for multi-disciplinary CAMHS within the areas of responsibility in the context of a dynamic and complex borough with well-developed relationships and partnerships.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced CAMHS clinician who will be responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of care and services for children and young people with mental health problems and their families.  Working in partnership with the lead clinician and service manager, you will provide inspirational leadership of multidisciplinary clinicians to ensure effective, evidence based assessment and treatment, accessible care pathways and a culture of continuous quality improvement.  You will need to be an imaginative and strategic thinker, creative and determined in your approach and exceptional in your ability to lead and influence others.
If you have highly developed communication and leadership skills and would enjoy this opportunity to ensure robust patient safety, improved patient experience, clinical outcomes, quality and performance standards, we encourage you to apply.

Closing Date:   23rd November 2018
Interview Date:   7th December 2018 (provisional)


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like further information about this post please contact Dr Priti Patel, Acting Associate Clinical Director, on 020 7055 8400 ( or Jon Wells, Psychological Therapies Lead, on 020 70558400 ( or  Ian McKay, Assistant Director Newham CAMHS, on

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