We are looking for an experienced community mental health nurse, occupational therapist or social worker with experience of managing staff and who has experience or an interest in working in an Early Intervention in Psychosis service. The service is evolving and changing to meet demand and has a strong ethos of ensuring service users and their families/carers are central to leading their recovery. You will also support the team with managing complex cases and be expected to take the lead in specified areas of delivery and development of the service.
Main duties of the job
We have an exciting new vacancy for a Team Leader to join the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) covering Ashford and Shepway . You will provide Operational Management and leadership to a multi-cultural team based at Folkestone Health Centre who provide specialist mental health care for people aged 14 to 65 years who present with a first episode of psychosis.
The role includes ensuring systems and processes exist to support staff performance in accordance with Trust objectives.
To report on and contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and audit of the performance and clinical practice of the locality service.
To liaise with and work collaboratively with other Service Lines to promote the interface between services and enhance patient experience and recovery.
A commitment to continued professional development is essential. We offer on-going clinical and professional supervision and access to relevant courses to assist you in developing your career.
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Job description Job responsibilities
The purpose of the job is to provide operational leadership and expertise to a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians who often work alone to ensure the timely delivery of a safe and effective service to the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service for people aged 14-65 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.
We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary services and work closely with local specialist mental health teams, Children and Young Persons Mental Health Services, tertiary service providers, primary care, local statutory and non-statutory agencies, service users and carers and educational establishments. The EIP Service forms part of the Community Recovery Care Group Directorate.
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main responsibilities of the role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist
- Management/Leadership training/qualificaitons
- Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
- Previous Band 7 experience
- Previous experience of working in an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and Goverment initiatives relating to mental health
- Knowledge of NICE guidelines relating to psychosis services.
- Skills of working with service users experiencing psychosis and their families
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