Clinical Director for Specialist Older Adults Mental Health Services SPFT

East Sussex
15 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

This is a unique opportunity for a senior clinician to significantly strengthen Sussex Partnership’s Specialist Older Adults Mental Health Services (SOAMHS). The Trust has recently completed a strategic review of our SOAMHS services with a clear recommendation to improve the clinical leadership, visibility, voice and role of SOAMHS within the wider adult mental health services- this role is key to achieving this objective.

This role will cover the whole of Sussex for SOAMHS Services.

SOAMHS services will be sited within the Adult Care Delivery Structure (CDS) but will have a distinct identity, vision and governance structure which the post holder will help design.  There is a strong multi-professional CDS leadership team already in place within the AMHS CDSs which are geographically divided into West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton & Hove but with a centralised leadership from the Operational Director. This role will integrate with the AMHS CDSs as well as with the Clinical Academic Group, local leadership, Trust Board, partner organisations and service user/carer representatives.

This is a role for a clinical leader who is passionate about older people’s mental health care, who has strong values, is an excellent communicator and fully signed up to quality improvement in a just and learning culture. In addition, this role requires a clinician who has experience of service development and evaluation. It is anticipated this role will influence both internally and externally across the STP footprint and act as a true advocate for SOAMHS, their patients, families and carers strategically and operationally.

The expectation is that this will be a full time role with 0.5 WTE for the CD role and 0.5 WTE clinical. The role is open to all professional disciplines, so the clinical aspect of the role would be as appropriate and by negotiation. We are committed to providing the best possible evidence based care for our patients and have a bold clinical strategy which is closely linked to the work of our STP. If you feel you are this person, we would love to hear from you.

Please call Dr Rick Fraser, Chief Medical Officer on 0300 304 1380 or Simone Button, Chief Operating Officer on 0300 304 4432 for a discussion and to arrange a meeting.

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Closing date: 4 August 2019

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