Clinical Team Leader

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inc. HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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A few exciting opportunity have arisen at St. Charles for the post Clinical Team Leaders. There are 2 substantive post and 1 Secondment Post. (1 on Danube, 1 on Nile and 1on Ganges)The successful candidates will work within dedicated teams of different disciplines to assess and treat a range of mental health conditions, challenging behaviour and severe and enduring mental illnesses.

Main duties of the job

The CTL posts are for Danube, Ganges and Nile Ward at St. Charles Mental Health Centre, which is based in the Ladbroke Grove area of Kensington and Chelsea. We are seeking individuals who are friendly, approachable, compassionate and motivated with good communication skills. I f you are committed to providing person centred care with a sound knowledge of best practice, then this could be the opportunity for you.

The post holders will also take up the responsibility of being the Unit/Site Coordinator at least four times a month. You will provide unite management support and co-ordinate and facilitate patient flow (bed management) out of hours. In addition, the unit co-ordinator will provide senior nursing support, professional leadership and advice to all clinical areas within the unit, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are looking for an individual who has effective communication skills not only when engaging with services users, but also with their carers and any other professional(s) involved with the service users care.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Excellent communication skills and a caring, compassionate approach to patient care.o Motivation to drive improvement in the care of Inpatients within a mental health setting.o Be committed to continuous professional development and to working as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide strong clinical leadership and role model to others best practice on both the ward as well as the wider unit.

About us

We demonstrates high standards of practice and commitment to continuous improvement.

We provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to patients in accordance with up-to-date evidence based professional practice.

We work together as part of a supportive nursing structure in developing and implementing assessments, treatments and recovery focused care for patients. You will receive ongoing support from your peers, nurses, clinical team leaders and other members of the MDT. You will also receive individual supervision as well as support in reflective practice groups.

We can offer:
  • Supervision and Appraisal
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A stimulating and challenging working environment.
  • In-house and the Trust mandatory training.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description Job responsibilities

Central and North West London NHS Trust is committed to providing safe, effective services and providing patients and families with a positive experience.

Patient Safety

Band 6 nurses contribute to the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Using their clinical judgement and risk assessments to keep the people using our services as safe as possible
  • Safeguarding people by recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse but also recognising their own limits and asking for help and escalate concerns when necessary
  • Escalating safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services
  • Being open and transparent about their own practice
  • Supervising the work of others
  • Reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Maintaining accurate, legible, comprehensive records
  • Maintaining compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

The NMC plays an important role in safeguarding the public by regulating the work of nurses and all nurses, including Band 6 nurses, are expected to register with the NMC each year and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.

Clinical Outcomes

Band 6 nurses often work with people who have complex needs and contribute to the effectiveness of services by:
  • Being confident, autonomous practitioners who take responsibility for the care they give to patients but also take responsibility for overseeing the work of others in the team including less experienced nurses and staff without a professional qualification
  • Providing skilled, evidence based nursing care which adheres to agreed policies and procedures
  • Working with patients and families in all stages of the care planning process including assessing risks and needs
  • Acting as patient advocates in the multi-disciplinary team and overseeing the work of others to ensure that they are also responding to the needs of patients and providing clinically effective care
  • Working as autonomous practitioners and taking responsibility for the care they give to patients but also work as team members
  • Contributing to creating and maintaining high performing teams by:
  • communicating well with all members of the team
  • understanding their role in the team and how they help the team achieve its objectives
  • reflecting on their own practice regularly and encouraging the whole team to reflect on their practices in handovers and team meetings
  • encouraging the team to learn from adverse events or respond to data analysis from audits or benchmarking exercises and implement sustainable initiatives which improve clinical outcomes

Patient Experience

Band 6 nurses contribute to the people using our services feeling respected and empowered to make decisions about their health and wellbeing by:
  • Working in partnership with patients and their families and carers
  • Gaining consent and, as far as possible, involving people in all decision making
  • Signposting patients and carers to the courses provided by the Recovery and Wellbeing College or services provided by the local authority or voluntary sector
  • Reassuring people by being professional, responsive, knowledgeable and confident
  • Demonstrating clinical leadership and challenging any poor behaviour to patients, families or other staff members and creating a positive, inclusive culture in which everyone is treated with kindness and respect and the trusts values are embedded in all practice
  • Responding to complaints or concerns effectively and quickly in line with the Trust policy
  • You will need to be an excellent team player with an ability to facilitate collaborative working, ensuring high standards of assessment, care and treatment for patients within the ward and wider unit. In addition, they will possess leadership skills in order to lead the nursing team on the ward as well as the wider unit when working as the unit co-ordinator.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Registered nurse Mental Health
  • Numeracy skills required for the safe administration of medicines
  • Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development
  • Mentorship qualification
Previous Expereince Essential
  • Previous experience as a Band 5 nurse
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • Able to communicate with the multi-disciplinary team, present cases, take note of actions, update others in the team and use handover effectively. Speaking face to face but also by telephone and writing letters and reports.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely, concise and legible clinical records both electronic and handwritten which adhere to the CNWL policies
  • Able to talk to people about sensitive issues in a supportive manner but also challenge others assertively where necessary
  • Able to maintain electronic patient records Use Microsoft Word for letter and report writing
  • You are expected to have the skills required to act as a professional, registered nurse and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Work well with other members of the team including communicating effectively, being kind and considerate, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Manage others and contribute to the management of the team
  • Contribute to the culture of the team and play a role in making it inclusive, kind and hard working
  • Coordinate work allocation and shifts (if appropriate)
  • Help others in the team achieve their objectives and deliver safe, effective care
  • Mentor, teach and support others in the team
  • Supervise others in the team
  • Facilitate appraisals
  • Expertise in particular skills and evidence of how you developed them and use them in your current role
  • Supervision, Line management and appraisal training
  • HR skills training e.g. recruitment, managing absence

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