Clinical Lead

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Would you like to lead a team that is at the forefront of keeping vulnerable people with dementia out of hospital? A rare opportunity has arisen for a Team lead in the Dementia Intensive Support Team in North East Essex. This team provides a range of supportive interventions in the persons home to prevent and manage crisis. DIST has been in operation for around a year and we are looking for someone who can continue the good work, innovate new ideas, drive service improvement and work collaboratively with a number of individuals and organisations to reduce the number of admissions for this group.

Applicants will be expected to have professional registration and relevant experience at B6.

Main duties of the job

The Dementia Intensive Support Team provides urgent support interventions in the community to support people with dementia and their carers in crisis and to prevent crisis. Minimising the need for admissions to both general hospital and mental health inpatient settings.

You will have continuing responsibility for proactive assessment, monitoring and management of patients and ensuring care is current, evidence based and in line with practice standards. You will provide clinical leadership to the team in evaluation and monitoring of the service, provide specialist assessment as per the service users, and carer's requirement

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts where appropriate.

In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviors that are aligned with the Trust values and as required in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.

About us

OUR TRUST STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES SUPPORTED BY OUR VISION AND VALUES

You are responsible for ensuring that the values outlined in the NHS Constitution are adhered to daily and any matters of concern are raised with the relevant Line Manager or through the necessary processes within the Trust.

You are responsible for delivering a compassionate, dignified and respectful service to patients at all times.









Job description Job responsibilities

ROLE SUMMARY

The Dementia Intensive Support Team provides urgent support interventions in the community to support people with dementia and their carers in crisis and to prevent crisis. Minimising the need for admissions to both general hospital and mental health inpatient settings.

You will have continuing responsibility for proactive assessment, monitoring and management of patients and ensuring care is current, evidence based and in line with practice standards. You will provide clinical leadership to the team in evaluation and monitoring of the service, provide specialist assessment as per the service users, and carers requirement

You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7 day a week, 24 hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts where appropriate.

In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviors that are aligned with the Trust values and as required in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.



ADDITIONAL DUTIES

In addition to the above duties you will also be expected to perform the below key activities in line with your job role;

- Complete mandatory training in line with Trust policy and procedures

- To participate in the staff appraisal process and to undertake for any staff you manage

- To keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy

- To provide management supervision where appropriate

- You will be expected to work collaboratively with key partner organisations, service users, carers, clinicians and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team in delivering services; providing a 7-day a week, 24-hours a day service for 365 days a year working shifts, where appropriate and operationally required.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification in nursing, social work, occupational therapy
  • Good written and spoken English
Desirable
  • Master degree or willingness to undertake this
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to supervise and conduct complex assessments and review of care in line with the requirements of the mental health care clusters
  • Provide clinical leadership to support the team to meet their performance and contractual targets
Desirable
  • Knowledge of working with external agencies to support the service user group


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