Team Lead Mental Health Liaison Service Walsall

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,893 a year Per Annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 7

Team Lead

Mental Health Liaison Service - Walsall

Monday to Friday 37.5 hours

Base: Dorothy Pattison Hospital/Walsall Manor Hospital

Registered Mental Health Practitioner/Allied Health Professional - must be registered with Professional organisation appropriate to qualification

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified mental health practitioner or allied health professional to support the clinical and managerial leadership in the Mental Health Liaison Service.

The Mental Health Liaison Service is a 7-day service, which operates a 24-hour shift pattern supporting mental health presentations within the Acute Hospital (Walsall Manor). The service has had significant investment and the service is developing in line with the CORE 24 standards and is developing towards an ageless service working with adults aged 17 upwards.

You will require an understanding of the mental health needs of individuals who present to the Acute Hospital, an experience in assessment/review of mental health needs, risk formulation and an understanding of the Connecting with People Safe Tool which is used in the service. This is essential when supporting staff with risk assessments and safety plans.

You will be familiar with the electronic recording systems within the BCHFT ie RIO.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to provide clear visible operational and clinical leadership, uphold and monitor the clinical standards of the service, provide managerial supervision to the team and to support the service manager with the Core 24 delivery of the service.

Applicants should have extensive experience of working at Band 6 or above.

You will have effective communication skills and be able to represent the service in meetings, writing reports, responding to complaints and interface with colleagues from a range of multi- agency backgrounds.

Therefore we are looking for someone who has a passion to make a difference, be highly motivated and be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills, as they are essential in supporting the operational management of the team in conjunction with the service manager.

It would be an advantage if the successful applicant was a car driver as you may be required to support MHLS across the 4 localities in the absence of the team/clinical lead, however due to the current covid 19 pandemic most meetings are undertaken within the Acute Hospital or via Microsoft Teams

There will be a number of opportunities to support professional development and management support to your role provided by the service manager and head of service.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Across the whole of the region we provide:- Adult and older adult mental health services- Specialist learning disability services- CAMHS

Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.As a public body, we are accountable to the people we serve. The Trust Board is responsible for determining the strategy and overall direction of the Trust in an open, honest, and transparent manner.We're using our position as an NHS Foundation Trust to strengthen our ties with the local community. We have a large and growing membership, and we're always encouraging people to join our Trust as members. Members are kept informed of what is happening in the Trust, and their advice is sought on ways we can improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of our services.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has a set of Trust Values and Behaviours to improve the experience for our patients and our staff. This means that in undertaking this role the post holder is expected at all times to behave is a way that demonstrates commitment to the delivery of thoughtful patient care and continuous improvement

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to work Monday-Friday to fulfil the requirements of this post but flexibility can be given regarding the start and finish times. Working with the Service Manager to ensure that the service operates in line with national guidance for Mental Health Liaison Services in line with the Core 24 model. This role will be responsible for the delivery of an integrated Mental Health Liaison Service within the Acute Hospital Trust. He/ she will work with other agencies as required to ensurethat the activity of the team is co-ordinated in support of effective and efficient care pathways. The post holder will be accountable to the Service Manager and will have designated responsibility for the day to day management and clinical leadership of the Mental Health Liaison Service.The post holder will ensure team activity supports efficient use of resources in line with an allocated budget and is in line with required performance parameters and quality standards. The post holder will ensure that the team is established and developed in a manner that the service is delivered in a way that pathways into and out of the Mental Health Liaison ServiceThe post holder will work with the service manager to ensure the service is managed effectively and efficiently and enables individuals to achieve positive serviceexperience outcomes. The post holder will establish effective links with team lead/managers of other mental health teams as well as statutory services and voluntary/independent sector services to ensure that risk management plans are coordinated and safe. The post holder will support the Service Manager with business planning within the Division in line with their sphere of expertise and responsibilities. The Division places recovery at the heart of its services. Therefore we all demonstrate the recovery principles of Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment.

Person Specification Professional registration Essential
  • RMN (or equvilent) / allied Health professional
  • Management qualification or working towards
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate both managerial and clinical skills in previous post
  • oExperience of working with a wide variety of client groups, which reflect a full range of severity of mental ill health
  • Multi-disciplinary team management
  • oTo show an understanding and means of managing the effective use of resources
Attributes/Skills Essential
  • oShow vision for developing long-term planning, setting long and short-term objectives for self and the service.
  • oThe ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, information to clients, their families, carers and other professionals both within and outside the NHS.
  • oDemonstrate proven leadership and problem solving skills.
Knowledge Essential
  • oAble to demonstrate knowledge of national policy in respect of specialist area.
  • oStatutory and legal frameworks within health and social care

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