Band 7 Clinical Team Leader
We are looking for a dedicated and effective Clinical Team Leader to join the SABP HTT) for East and Mid Surrey, based at Gatton Place, Redhill. The successful candidate will specifically focus on supporting Older Adults with functional mental health needs who require intensive home treatment.
- Are you an experienced mental health clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join an exciting innovative service pathway within Home Treatment Team (HTT)?
- Can you work alongside Older Adults experiencing a mental health crisis, their families and carers, providing evidence-based interventions and compassionate leadership?
- Could you add crucial value to improving the access and treatment for Older Adults with functional illness requiring crisis care.
- Are you able to facilitate training and support the HTT in rapid/crisis response for urgent and emergency assessments?
SABP have had HTT’s since the early 2000s, however there is a commitment to improve the access and treatment for functional Older Adults who are in crisis, as well as facilitating greater efficiencies in early discharge from hospital. In April 2022 additional funding was secured to increase the staffing of the East and Mid Surrey HTT to drive forward the functional Older Adults Crisis Pathway. We are thrilled to have successfully recruited a dedicated OPMH Consultant Psychiatrist for the East and Mid Surrey HTT and are now delighted to offer the opportunity to appoint to a Band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioner.
The successful applicant will become an integral part of the East and Mid Surrey HTT. The HTT operates 24/7 but for the purpose of the pilot the Band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioner will be working flexibly between Mon-Fri, focussing on clinical assessments and reviews of older adults and contributing to the development of the service. This will involve working closely with the Older Persons CMHT and taking referrals from older adult inpatient wards and the psychiatric liaison service. A core component of the role will be helping existing HTT team members to amplify their knowledge and confidence of working with Older Adults whilst demonstrating clinical excellence and credibility in practice. Our goal, following evaluation of the pilot, will be to roll out the principles and resource to other HTT’s across SABP.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence and shape their job description and team operating procedures as the pilot evolves. We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role through; regular Managerial and Clinical Supervision, Quality Improvement training and close working with the OPMH Consultant Psychiatrist for HTT and Consultant Nurse for Crisis Care. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn and share. About you
This is an ideal post for either an experienced Senior Mental Health Practitioner seeking to make an impact in how care and treatment is delivered. You will be a qualified mental health nurse, occupational therapist, clinical psychologist or social worker, registered with a relevant professional body, and have an interest in Older Persons Mental Health.
This will be a critical role and the ability to perform effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team as well as to work autonomously is essential. Excellent communication skills, risk assessment/management aptitude and experience of evidence-based interventions are a foundational requirement for this post.
Ideally you will have experience of working within with people in crisis and with Older Adults who have complex mental health needs. Supervision of more junior staff and trainees is expected to be part of your role as you share your skills and knowledge with those around you. We will support you to develop the skills required to thrive in this role and provide training with developmental support to pursue a fulfilling career.
Qualified nurses are currently benefiting from Retention Allowance. It is a 10% pay uplift on the top of HCAS Fringe payment. This Premium is subject to a minimum total payment of £3,553 and a maximum total payment of £4,528 p.a. This will be paid on a monthly basis and pro-rata to hours worked
The candidate must have a full and valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the community element of this role. If you have any questions about this role, please contact: Geoffrey Dimba: Geoffrey.Dimba@sabp.nhs.uk or 07900562716 Dr Oliver Bashford: Oliver.Bashford@sabp.nhs.uk or 07824 105182
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