This job has expired

Team Leader (Radcliffe Admission Avoidance)

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our new Learning Disability Admission Avoidance Service, Radcliffe Place in Bury. Our new service will offer people with a learning disability with or without autism specialist support targeted to avoid admission to acute care across Greater Manchester. Working closely with stakeholders from across Greater Manchester this service will provide an additional option wherever less restrictive options providing a therapeutic environment and intervention plan are been considered. The new service consists of a 4 bedroom model, will be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and providing a range of specialised therapeutic interventions within a care setting with a tailored design.

Working closely with a specialist clinical team the post holder will support the Unit Manager in coordinating care delivered by specialist support workers. We are looking for a Team Leader who can support leading a team in response to sometimes challenging situations, is an effective communicator and has clinical expertise. The Team Leader will support in embedding our learning disability and autism operational standards and to further develop quality improvements.

Main duties of the job

The Team Leader will support the Unit Manager with the 24 hour operational management of Radcliffe Place.

Service User Experience: Supporting the Unit Manager and multidisciplinary team, ensuring that their team are responsive to service user needs and that the clinical documentation is robust.

Supporting the Unit Manager to ensure that the team are working effectively both as individuals and as a team. This includes supporting: recruitment, retention, development, and support and performance management of support workers.

Support with the management of local Governance Processes, including auditing and evaluating the services as required.

Proving team leadership into the management of the clinical environment and co-ordinate care.

To support staff with undertaking specialist assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care needs of all the service users.

To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students. To support the Unit Manager with recruitment, deployment and management of staff.

About us

Pennine Care is a Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS Foundation Trust providing a wide range of care within the community and inpatient services across a large geographical footprint across Greater Manchester.

The Learning Disability Care Hub sits within the Specialist Network and consists of a number of teams that are friendly, caring and compassionate and strives to deliver outstanding care and treatment to service users with a learning disability and / or autism. Our services have a strong multidisciplinary approach consisting of multiple professionals

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description for full duties.

To promote a clinical environment that is conducive to recovery and the development of independence and social inclusion for patients within the service. To promote a clinical environment that is conducive to recovery and the development of independence and social inclusion for patients within the service. To lead and be responsible for the clinical management of the service with service users, who may present with complex behaviours that challenge.

To allocate and support individuals with delegated work and review progress as agreed. To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centered healthcare, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate. To work as a member of the MDT in the management of care and the response to changes in service users health. To support with making service improvements and continuous development of the service.

To be responsible for the provision of the necessary physical care to help service users i.e., personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical. To be responsible for ensuring that customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, are actively respected and that service users are supported to fulfil these. To be responsible for the provision of therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery. To be responsible for the undertaking of physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and act upon exceptions appropriately.

To be responsible for the recording of all contacts with service users in case notes in line with Pennine Care NHS Trust record keeping policy. To ensure effective communication with clients, relatives and carers, visitors, staff and others. To ensure that all communication takes place in a manner that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.

To develop measures to improve communications where barriers exist. To ensure that consent to intervention or assessment is sought in a manner that is meaningful to the service user. To communicate with people in a manner that is consistent with their level of understanding, culture and background.

To understand the range of risks potentially faced by the service user group involving both physical and mental health. To work in partnership with others to identify and assess the nature, location and seriousness of the particular risks. To recognise potential crisis situations and act responsively and responsibly, to resolve the situation seeking assistance if required. To contribute to the CPA process and supporting Service Users through. To be aware of the potential for vulnerability and abuse amongst the service users/families and use the local policy to inform appropriate personnel in line with POVA and Child Protection and Pennine Care NHS Trust Policies. To follow the Pennine Care NHS Trust Lone Working Policy ensuring that home visiting, and any autonomous activity is effectively reported and logged. Works with other members of the multi-agency team to plan, monitor and review the effectiveness of the risk management plan. To take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related to health, safety, security and risk.

To coordinate risk management plans relating to child protection and the protection of vulnerable adults and maintain an accurate record of risk, actions taken and investigations.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Registered RNLD with current registration or equivalent professional qualification
  • Evidence of post graduate training and / or continuing professional development.


  • Leadership Course
  • Mentorship Course.
  • Clinical Supervision Training.



  • Experience of Working with people with learning disabilities
  • Experience at Band 6
  • Supervising and professionally developing junior staff
  • Working within a Governance framework
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Working with high-level policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Problem solving and complex decision making
  • Experience of leading clinical teams
  • Experience of working with people with complex physical, mental health and challenging behaviour needs
  • Experience of undertaking comprehensive health needs assessments, writing care plans and completing risk assessments
  • Experience of initiating and implementing evidence based care


  • Teaching Experience
  • Experience of implementing effective change management
  • Experience of Nursing in a secure environment



  • Extensive knowledge of the relevant legislation, codes of practice, National Guidelines and Government initiatives connected with service Delivery
  • To be a resource for knowledge in this specialist area
  • Previous experience of effective multi-agency / multi-professional working
  • Awareness of current standards and good practice guidance for residential services supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Clinical governance and the importance of this at a local level.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with external agencies Experience of working with service users who have complex challenging behaviour


  • Implementation of local Clinical Governance objectives and evidence of improvements in practice due to audit findings.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to lead a staff team through effective change, engaging and involving he nursing and wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensuring effective line management is achieved and your staffs follow management processes
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • The application of the NMC code of conduct
  • Well presented, confident, respectful and resourceful
  • The ability to engage staff in individual and group supervision
  • Ability to deal with highly emotional/stressful situations and support staff team.
  • Evidence of problem solving in diverse and complex situations


  • Evidence of an effective change management programme with your leadership skills.

Work related circumstances


  • Participate in on-call rota.
  • Contribute to the development of the Learning Disability Care Hub
  • Ability to attend all of the facilities across the geography of the directorate in a timely way
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert