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Mental Health Team Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the Integrated Support Unit (ISU) within HMP Durham.

The post holder will need to be flexible in their approach to managing the day to day operational aspects of the unit and staff. You will lead the team of multi-disciplinary professionals by example, provide strong clinical leadership and be visible and accessible to patients who reside on the 11 bedded unit.

The successful candidate will work within a collaborative leadership approach with senior clinical staff including an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Consultant, Senior AHPs as well as within a peer group of Team Managers across the other NE Prisons. The successful candidate will also work alongside other healthcare providers, HMPPS and both internal and external Health and Justiceserviceswithin the North East displaying excellent skills in communication, engagement and collaborative working.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values in their everyday practice.

We would welcome interested candidates to make contact for informal discussion.

Main duties of the job

Operational management of an Integrated Mental Health Team, including accountability for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained and delivered at all times in accordance with evidence based practice by all members of the Prison Mental health Team.

The successful candidate should be a competent and confident clinical practitioner with extensive experience working in Mental Health Services.

About us
A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in Clinical Practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or equivalent for students (within agreed timescale).
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in a community setting.
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of practiceSignificant evidenced based knowledge to post-graduate level equivalent, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
Skills Essential
  • Manage a team effectively
  • Manage change effectively
  • Provide effective leadership
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work positively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.

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