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Modern Matron - Mental Health Rehabilitation

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We require a motivated and dynamic Modern Matron to join our growing mental health rehabilitation services to be part of our Core Community Rehabilitation Team and moving on rehabilitation unit in based in Wesham within Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT)

The post will be based at our new Wesham Rehabilitation Centre, working across our rehabilitation pathway.

This facility is a standalone unit, it is a 28 bedded (14 male / 14 female) Community rehabilitation unit within Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT). It has the ability to accommodate service users detained under the MHA, with a length of stay 12 to 18 months.

The Wesham Rehabilitation unit treats people with complex needs and behaviours associated with severe mental illness. The service focuses on facilitating further recovery, managing medication (self-medication), psychosocial interventions (CBT, family work), gaining skills for more independent living including activities of daily living (ADLs) and community activities (leisure, vocational).

The Multi-Disciplinary Team consists of experienced staff providing quality, evidenced based care in conjunction with the individual, carers, family, significant other/ advocate. This is delivered in a therapeutic environment conducive to the service user group, maintaining all health and safety standards.

Main duties of the job

The current workforce model consists of Consultant Psychiatrist, speciality Dr, Registered MH nurses, Occupational therpists, clinical psycholgists, assistant psychologist, pharmasist, pharmacy technician, health & well being worker, training nurse associates, peer support workers, MH Act administrators and administration.

As part of the Integrated Primary and Community Mental Health Transformation, LSCFT is focusing on one of the key components of the new Community Mental Health Model, Community Rehabilitation. An effective rehabilitation service requires a managed functional network of services across a wide spectrum of care including community rehabilitation teams.

The first element of an exciting transformation programme is the introduction of a core team who will act as the drivers for the ongoing developments in LSCFTs community rehabilitation services.

In this role, you will be expected to provide direct input, both individual and group, and consultation.

We are committed to providing the best development opportunities for our staff and the post holder would have options to access continuing professional development and training. We are willing to consider funding training in development of skills and further qualifications in relevant treatment approaches that will benefit mental health rehabilitation. There are also opportunities for research within this dynamic and forward thinking service.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or other professional qualification
  • Evidence of CPD and study at higher level
  • Degree or demonstrable evidence of study at higher level
Knowledge Essential
  • Sound understanding of contemporary Mental Health agenda and clinical skills
Experience Essential
  • Management role within a multi-disciplinary service at a senior level
  • Ability to analyse and resolve management problems
  • Inpatient experience or significant leadership experience at Band 7
  • Experience of supervision and appraisal systems
  • Substantial clinical experience with progressive career/management development

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