An exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking, highly motivated, innovative and experienced registered Mental Health Practitioner to provide team Clinical leadership to South Lakes HBTT. You will be responsible for providing clinical leadership and ensuring that the care provided is safe, effective and supports service users and carers. You will be able to reflect LSCFT values of being kind, respectful, working as part of a team and always learning. You should have experience of working as a Band 6 or current band 7 and demonstrate evidence of learning within teams and supporting individuals through change, including facilitating a drive for continued staff development. Experience of working within the community Urgent Care pathway is desirable. You should also be able to show a commitment to supporting engagement with service users and carers to support service development promoting a positive culture of both patient and carer / family engagement. You should be able to demonstrate effective, evidence based care management, risk assessment and leadership skills. You must have the ability to positively influence and adapt to a rapidly developing service that is able to meet the needs service users and carers.Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide specialist clinical input to the team and carry a small clinical caseload of complex cases, demonstrating competence in complex decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs within the specialist area of practice. The post holder will:
- Be responsible and accountable for ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and evidence-based care to Service Users as allocated within the designated pathway
- Lead on the implementation of evidence based clinical protocols/pathways
- Embed clinical pathways and support staff development in relation to this
- Contribute towards the continuous development of the clinical pathways within the service promoting a learning culture within the team
- Clinically support the flow of patient activity and bed availability by providing advice and support to colleagues in the Bed Hub in relation to relevant service user group
- Support the service in its implementation of clinical effectiveness programs by taking part in any agreed research, quality improvement projects and audit projects, leading on key aspects when identified as appropriate
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- oRegistered Mental Health Nurse/ Registered Learning Disability Nurse (as appropriate) or equivalent relevant professional registration (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist)
- oPost graduate continued professional development
- oPost qualification experience within relevant services
- oExperience of working with a wide range of mental illnesses
- oExperience of providing clinical supervision
- oAudit completion and improvement actioning
Skills and AptitudesEssential
- oKnowledge of mental illness and impact upon quality of life
- oRisk formulation
- oDemonstrable interest in continuing developing knowledge
- oAbility to manage complex caseload
- oProven track record of providing professional leadership within clinical services.
- oSkills in the use of evidence based methods of assessment, formulation, interventions and evaluation
- oWell-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex and or clinically sensitive information to service user, their families, and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
- oWell-developed skills in providing clinical supervision and consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
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- oThe resilience necessary to overcome obstacles and resistance.
- oSensitivity towards organisational and political complexities.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation TrustAddress
South Lakes Home Based Treatment Team
Garburn House, Westmorland General Hospital
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