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IAPT Clinical Lead – Ealing, West London

We are looking for a talented Clinical Lead to join the fast-paced West London NHS Trust Improving Access to Psychological Therapies teams in the borough of Ealing. We are looking for someone who excels as a clinician and leader, and who relishes a challenging and diverse role.

A £10,000 golden hello will be offered to the successful candidate and relocation expenses are also available.

Successful candidates will have:

  • experience in the operational management of an IAPT service
  • a proven track record of IAPT line management and performance management,
  • a detailed understanding of the IAPT key performance indicators
  • the ability to deliver a high volume and high quality clinical service
  • a good understanding of all aspects of clinical governance and
  • a firm commitment to in the promotion of and investing in staff wellbeing.

The postholder will be supported by two Deputy Clinical Leads and several senior High Intensity therapists, who form the service’s senior team. The team regularly receives great feedback from service users through Patient Opinion and Patient Experience Questionnaires.

The team offers a range of individual and group therapies and have well developed clinical services for women in the perinatal period and those with long-term health conditions. The team has strong relationships with the GPs and commissioners in the borough, and consistently achieve access and recovery targets.

The service forms part of the Psychological Medicine Service Line within Local Services at West London NHS Trust, which includes related services such as Clinical Health Psychology and Liaison and Perinatal Psychiatry. This provides opportunities for shared learning and collaboration. There is ample peer support available to the post-holder with close contact with the other IAPT leads in the Trust, and other senior clinicians and managers within the service line. Regular clinical and line management supervision is provided, and the post holder will work closely with the Head of Psychology and Clinical Director of the Service Line as well as the Executive Deputy Director of Local Services. The Service Line also benefits from input from the Trust Head of Psychological Therapies.

The Trust recognises how important it is to achieve a balanced working life and offers an extensive benefits package to staff including childcare vouchers, cycle2work and car lease schemes. We welcome flexible working arrangements and invest in staff wellbeing, using a compassion focused approach, with IAPT staff leaders in this programme. The Ealing base is situated near Ealing Broadway station with its wealth of cafes and shops.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Ruth Dennis (ruth.dennis@nhs.net) for an informal discussion. Visits to the service are also very welcome.

Application links:

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915701154