We are looking to recruit an innovative and enthusiastic individual to join our Activity Coordination Team (ACT) as a Team Lead. Responsible for operationally managing this lively team, the successful candidate will work alongside nursing colleagues and the Inpatient Occupational Therapy team to develop the range of meaningful therapeutic activities offered as part of our patients' rehabilitation and recovery. This exciting post will involve enhancing current activity provision within our existing resources but also working alongside the MDT and external stakeholders to further develop the range of meaningful and therapeutic activities offered both on and off-site within the local community.
The successful candidate will be a registered health professional (e.g., Occupational Therapist or other AHP / Registered Nurse LD / Registered Nurse MH) with a breadth of experience working in inpatient settings with people with a Learning Disability and / or Autism. Experience of managing teams is essential as well as an awareness and understanding of using recovery principles to improve quality of life, develop skills and reduce risks.Main duties of the job
For more information on the main duties of the role, please see attached Job DescriptionAbout us
- To formulate and coordinate holistic assessment of mental and physical need.
- To be in charge of team allocation and shift management.
- To supervise and develop junior staff member, with responsibility for ensuring junior staff, students and trainees have specific role competency sign off.
- Ensure there is a robust process for care plan formulation, review, evaluate treatment and safety plans and report back to multi-professional team.
- Contribute to the maintenance and development of the social and physical therapeutic environment.
- Support in areas of risk management within the department, including patient risk, positive risk taking, and environmental risk assessment is embedded and that trust processes around risk are adhered to and recorded.
- Responsible for leading high standards of clinical care and maintaining service delivery based on evidence, clinical and professional judgement.
- Responsible for identifying needs to facilitate safe discharge.
- To lead and coordinate the adherence to and reporting of safety & quality issues and report any concerns immediately.
- Have a detailed working knowledge of key partnership services and organisations (i.e., voluntary sector, social services, housing), including their eligibility criteria and access procedures
Working with well-established MDTs consisting of AHPs, Psychologists, nursing and medical colleagues, the successful applicant be well-supported by experienced clinicians who can offer Peer supervision, Clinical Supervision and regular opportunities for CPD and networking. In addition, opportunities for further training and development are available through the Trust's LBR fund to further enhance knowledge and skills.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesFor more information on this role, please refer to the attached Job Description & Person SpecificationPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
Knowledge and skillsEssential
- Relevant Professional Qualification ie. RNLD/RMN or Relevant Allied Health Professional Qualification
- Current unrestricted registration with NMC or HCPC
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Hold or be willing to undertake Quality Improvement training.
- Excellent written communication skills
- Effective organisational and delegation skills
- Ability to demonstrate and apply understanding of policies and procedures
- Substantial experience working in a clinical care setting with people with learning disabilities and/or Mental Health diagnosis
- Significant experience of undertaking assessment, formulation, risk assessment and positive risk management.
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- Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.
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