This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to apply for the role of a Quality Assurance Practitionerto join Slough Community Mental Health Team to support the operational and strategic developments of the service.
As a member of the team, you will be responsible for the safe management of the service and to ensure referrals are triaged and discharged appropriately. This will include working closely with senior clinicians in the development and implementation of care packages/ risk assessment and management for users with severe and enduring mental illnesses. On success of this service, the methods used will be applied to support other areas of the team including the day to day operational tasks delegated to the Services Manager.
This is a summary of the responsibilities associated with this post and is not intended as an exhaustive or precise definition of details and consequently will be subject to review in light of the developing services.
- The post holder will lead a flexible, holistic approach to service users with a severe and enduring mental illness.
- The role will be to lead a small team on a day to day basis in a supervisory role and be responsible for staff supervision and ongoing development.
Main duties of the job
- The role will include reporting back to senior management on service deficits and where successes are met. This may include the supporting of client discharges from saturated areas of the service.
The post holder will provide expertise and leadership to a small multi-disciplinary team. They will be accountable for their own professional actions and not directly supervised.
Leading and supervising the daily handover is an integral part of the role. The role will include reporting back to senior management on service deficits and where successes are met. This may include the supporting of client discharges from saturated areas of the service.
A Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm working pattern is just one of the attractions this opportunity will provide to you. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop group work, as well as individual intervention skills.
Slough is the second largest town in Berkshire and is within the Greater London Urban Area. The A4, M4, M40 and M25 are all easily accessible making travel to and from very straightforward. Links to the centre of London are excellent with four trains an hour to Paddington, fast trains taking only 18 mins.About us
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.
We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.
Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
- Caring for and about you is our top priority
- Committed to providing good quality, safe services
- Working Together with you to develop innovative solution
We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.
Benefits of working for us include:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
- 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Excellent learning and career development opportunities
- 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
- Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
- Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
- Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
- Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
- Free parking across Trust sites
The must haves for this role: A core professional qualification (Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing) Excellent Risk Assessment skills and understanding of triangulation of risks Ability to develop and manage complex individual needs and make judgements and choices from a range of treatment intervention options
If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.
We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Humaira Latif on 01753 690950 or email: Humaira.Latif@Berkshire.nhs.uk wholl be delighted to help.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.Person SpecificationEducation/Qualifications/TrainingEssential
- A core professional qualification (Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing)
- Medication Management Course
- Evidence of recent and relevant continuous professional development.
- Mentor qualification/ including sign off
Continuous Professional DevelopmentEssential
- Previous experience working in a CMHT
- Dual registered
- Evidence of continuous professional development
- Recent and relevant experience in an adult mental health setting.
- Experience of working without direct supervision
- Experience working the community
Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- Experience in a leadership role
- Experience of management of change within services
- Excellent Risk Assessment skills and understanding of triangulation of risks
- Calm, confident and reliable
- Evidence based Therapeutic Interventions
- Personal and Organisational development skills
- Established report writing and record keeping skills
- Established supervision skills
- Ability to work constructively with severely challenging behaviours and complex needs
- Established problem solving skills
- Ability to support colleagues and service users
- Ability to work in a highly flexible way
- Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries and conduct
- Ability to work unsupervised
- Able to adapt to and initiate change
- Enthusiastic, good sense of humour, self-motivated and a team player
- Good concentration skills
- Developed physical accuracy and dexterity
- Clinical governance
- CQC standards
- Mental Health Legislation including Care Programme Approach
- Teaching and leadership skills
- Ability to develop and manage complex individual needs and make judgements and choices from a range of treatment intervention options
- Highly developed communication skills
- Awareness of current political legislation
- Research awareness
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Car driver with full UK driving licence
- Good health record
- Honest and Trustworthy
- Flexibility of Working hours
- PC/Keyboard skills
- Knowledge of RiO
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