MATCHED AT 8D JOB DESCRIPTION Post Reference Number … TITLE: Trustwide Head of Professions for Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies ACCOUNTABLE TO: Chief Executive, … Mental Health NHS Trust RESPONSIBLE TO: Service Manager, Directorate of Psychological Therapies RESPONSIBLE FOR: All Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists and Psychodrama Psychotherapists in the Trust, including honorary therapists and trainees KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: All Art Therapists/Art Psychotherapists, Movement Psychotherapists, Dramatherapists, Music Therapists and Psychodrama Psychotherapists within the Trust Service Managers, Business Managers and Clinical Directors. Other Senior Managers, Directors and Heads of Professions, Academics, Researchers and Carer and User Representatives within the Trust Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies professional associations and Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies training establishments. Academic and other research institutions and the Health Professions Council Department of Health, Commissioners, Allied Health Professions Leads in the local Strategic Health Authority and other SHAs, Local PCTs and other relevant external bodies and funders including charities. Mental Health and training institutions and professional associations overseas. Job Summary To be responsible for the strategic planning of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies services across the Trust To be involved with policies, environmental and physical redevelopment issues, service development and clinical governance across the Trust including services beyond the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies To be actively involved at a national level with Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies professional, research and service developments As follows: To be responsible for the strategic planning of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies services across the Trust, in keeping with national and Trust priorities and the financial climate. To ensure that such services meet professional standards, comply with legislation, government guidance and regulations. To ensure effective professional leadership for all Trust-wide Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies staff and take overall management responsibility for the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies within the Directorate of Psychological Therapies inluding their financial management. To facilitate an evidence based practice and research culture within the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies across the Trust. To be involved at a Trust corporate level with policy development including the writing of Trust policies and procedures that impact across all disciplines and sites. To be actively involved with environmental issues including acting as clinical staff representative in the Master Planning process. To influence clinical practice, service development and clinical governance across the Trust including services beyond the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies The post holder is to be actively involved at a national level with developments concerning policies, ethics, training and registration within the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies professions including the facilitation of evidence based practice and research and contributing important information to national issues from an employers perspective. A small clinical case load is maintained and regular clinical supervision is provided. Key Results Areas 1. Professional Responsibilities a. Ensure that systems are in place to set, meet and monitor the standards of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies services Trust wide b. Provide Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies consultancy to managers and clinicians in all directorates across the Trust and take an active part in service planning and developments in those directorates c. Advise on issues relating to conduct, capability and complaints that affect Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies practice within all Trust directorates and act as investigating officer for serious and/or complex complaints d. Represent the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies professions in relevant local, regional and national forums including the DoH, SHA and PCTs as well as the professional associations and union for each of the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies professions e. Develop and implement a strategy for the effective and appropriate provision of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies services across the Trust giving consideration to how these can best be deployed as an integrated part of a mental health service of excellence f. Advise the Trust in the development of its workforce plans and in designing strategies for the effective recruitment, retention and development of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies staff across the Trust and to be fully involved with recruitment procedures including advising on or chairing interview panels. g. Similary to advise the Strategic Health Authority, through Allied Health Professions Forums, and the Workforce Development Confederation h. Actively involved in the recruitment of senior Trust staff, e.g Service and Business Managers and Service Directors following reorganising of Trust management structure i. Promote a culture within the Trust wide departments of effective communication and encourage/facilitate communication between the departments and with the rest of the Trust. j. Promote a culture of respect for and celebration of difference including social, ethnic and professional cultures k. Ensure that the Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists Trust wide contribute to the planning of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies Clinical Governance initiatives and adhere to those implemented. l. Keep abreast of current and new national and local requirements affecting the provision and development of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies services and to advise the Trust on changes which are required to ensure compliance. m. An active member of Trust senior management forums, representing the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies Professions and/or the Directorate of Psychological Therapies e.g. the Trust Service Excellence Working Group and Policies and Procedures Group. n. Contribute to planning the Trust’s implementation of Nice Guidelines and represent the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies at Trustwide Psychological Therapies forums e.g new Psychological Therapies Committee o. Plan and implement any restructuring of the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies service within the Trust to meet the service, communication and management needs at times of change. p. Contribute to the development of Trust clinical and cultural identity in line with psychodynamic understanding through the development of policies, procedures, services and training initiatives. At times taking responsibility for the writing of policies impacting on the whole Trust q. Raise awareness of the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies Professions at Strategic Health Authority and Department of Health conferences and stakeholder events through active attendance and publicity. r. Network with Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies services in other Trusts and overseas s. Undertake additional unspecified work relating to individual Trust projects e.g. Enhancing the Healing Environment, Trust Master Planning for the main hospital site as clinical staff representative and being required to give related presentations 2. Managerial and Administrative Responsibilities a. Active member of the Directorate of Psychological Therapies Management Board, contributing to the overall management and development of the Directorate b. Responsible for the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies within the business planning process c. An active member of other decision-making forums, particularly the Directorate Race and Culture Taskforce, Clinical Governance and Training & Education groups, representing the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies and contributing in general to Directorate initiatives d. Delegated responsibility for Directorate staff’s adherence to Trust policies and procedures on behalf of Clinical Director e. Responsible for sound management of all Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies staff within the Directorate. f. Line manage the Heads of the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies Departments within the Directorate of Psychological Therapies g. Responsible for the planning and implementation of Directorate Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies systems including procedures for processing Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies referrals, treatment and discharges and Clinical Governance initiatives and data-collection h. Responsible for the efficient and effective management of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies Department and Sutton Art Psychotherapy Department finances, providing the highest quality and widest range of services appropriate and possible within the resources. To hold the budget for all Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists in the Directorate of Psychological Therapies and to delegate some responsibility for budget holding to heads of departments. 3. Supervision/Education/EBP& Research a. Establish a culture within the Trust wide departments where striving for continual improvement through clinical audit, research and continuous professional development is valued, encouraged and supported. b. Establish and maintain a Trust wide support network for the promotion of evidence based practice. Seeking further support and resources within the Trust and through contacts with universities and other research forums, including the Art Therapy Practice Research Network. c. Initiate research projects, identify collaborators, make funding applications as project lead, in line with national and Trust research governance and ethics and national professional R&D agenda and manage any projects where bids are successful – including budget holding and financial management. d. Receive and respond to requests for collaboration with research projects being undertaken by other organisations, including multi-centre projects, judging the suitability and impact on Trust services of any such involvement. e. Ensure clear lines of professional accountability within the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies professions across the Trust. This includes advising on, and making an active contribution to, clinical supervision, continuing professional development and appraisals f. Ensure that the Trust is recognised as a positive environment for the placement of trainee Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists irrespective of the directorate in which they are placed g. Take overall responsibility for planning and implementing formal study/training events requested by internal and external bodies including Trust multi-disciplinary teams, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and overseas visitors h. Teach in schools and on nurse and medical training courses by arrangement i. Provide both written and informal information about the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies for colleagues within the Trust, for users and carers and for interested individuals from outside the Trust. j. Take part in relevant seminars, presentations and conferences, to promote understanding about the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies and encourage Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists Trust wide to do the same. k. Provide organisational consultancy and facilitate multi-disciplinary team away days, team building days l. Facilitate Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists in supporting other professions through their psychodynamic,metaphoric and symbolic understanding m. Supervise Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists who provide clinical supervision for other disciplines n. Encourage income generation through the running of Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies conferences and other teaching sessions o. Hold the budget for Trustwide Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists’ training and CPD p. Establish and maintain links with training organisations to actively contribute to developments and changes in Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies trainings q. Provide consultation in relation to the revalidation of training courses r. Liaise with Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies training establishments and have overall responsibility for the management and organisation of clinical placements for trainees. s. Plan and implement own professional development by organising and participating in relevant training events and maintain own CPD folder in line with professional organisation’s requirements and the Health Professions Council. t. Maintain sensitivities and proficiencies in arts media as required to practice. u. Attend line management meetings. 4. Clinical a. Overall responsibility for the quality of clinical work undertaken by the Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists across the Trust b. Ensure own ethical practice by working within the professional association’s (BAAT and BCP) professional code of ethics and guidelines for clinical practice and abiding by the Health Professions Council’s and Confidentiality policies. c. Adhere to Clinical Governance policies and procedures d. Provide consultancy on service developments, clinical practice and clinical governance and be an active member of the Trust Service Excellence Working Group and the NICE Guidelines Implementation Group. e. Maintain a small clinical caseload, working independently with patients formally referred to one of the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies departments, in response to service needs (frequently involving the use of sign language) to include the assessment of patients and the planning and provision of Art Therapy/Art Psychotherapy in the form of group and/or individual therapy. To undertake ongoing evaluation of patients’ progress and to manage therapy endings and follow up. To engage in effective multi-disciplinary clinical liaison. To contribute to patient reviews, clinical meetings and case conferences. f. Maintain accurate patient records including clinical note keeping, report writing, data- collection and eCPA in accordance with relevant national and Trust policies. g. Take an active part in own clinical supervision. v. Give regular clinical supervision to qualified and experienced Arts Therapists/Arts Psychotherapists and to provide clinical supervision to staff from other disciplines w. Act as Child Protection Lead for the Arts Therapies/Arts Psychotherapies within the Directorate of Psychological Therapies General This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties which fall within the grade of the job, in discussion with the manager. This job description will be reviewed regularly in the light of changing service requirements and any such changes will be discussed with the post holder. The post holder is expected to comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines, including those relating to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Confidentiality of Information. … Mental Health NHS Trust operates a no smoking policy. 25.2.2005
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