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Deputy Clinical Lead

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 to £37,890 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We currently have a vacancy for Band 6 Deputy Clinical Leads to join our acute inpatient clinical team in Bury. The successful applicant will work predominantly within the Irwell Unit on South ward which is a 24 bedded acute admission ward, which provides assessments and care for adults with acute mental health needs who require a period of hospital admission.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be able to work effectively as a Deputy Clinical Lead, have excellent communication skills, welcome a challenge and have a real desire to make a difference to the care we provide to the adult age group inclusive of evolving models of care and modernisation of mental health services.

You will be responsible for the assessment of needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for clients admitted on the ward.

The successful candidate will have first level registration as an RMN/RNMH, have experience of working in a mental health setting and be able to work across the 24 hour shift pattern on a rotational basis.

About us

The Trust will facilitate learning opportunities for the post holder in leadership, mentorship and trust wide training programmes and a range of opportunities for professional and personal development.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification Educational/Qualifications Essential
  • First level registration (RMN)
  • Appropriate diploma or post registration equivalent.
  • Evidence of Continual Professional development
  • IT Literate
  • Training in management of violence and aggression
  • Training in psychosocial interventions
  • ECDL
Experience Essential
  • Experience at Band 5 and evidence of appropriate clinical management experience.
  • Experience of working in acute mental health settings.
  • Experience of working in a range of mental health settings.
Knowledge Essential
  • Good understanding of Mental Illness.
  • Knowledge of treatments and interventions appropriate for individuals with acute mental health needs
  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and CPA process.
  • Knowledge of current policy and guidance in relation to the development of Acute Mental Health Services
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with emphasis on complex and sensitive information
  • Ability to complete the appropriate documentation.
  • Good social skills and have a positive attitude within the team and when dealing with service users, staff, carers, visitors and the public.
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Ability and willingness to work within the 24-hour shift system, including day and night shifts.
  • Ability to work unsocial hours including
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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