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Clinical Team Leader Care Home Pathway

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Epsom , Surrey
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are keen to recruit an experienced Band 7 Community Psychiatric Nurse to provide specialist input to the Care Home Pathway within the team. You will be working alongside colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds including Team Consultant to provide specialist advice and consultation to people living in care homes within the local area. This will predominantly focus on people with dementia who are showing behaviour that challenges themselves or others, and may also include people with moderate-severe mental health difficulties.We provide a supportive and nurturing team environment where colleagues learn from one another, celebrate diversity, and openly share experiences, difficulties and new ideas.

You will provide holistic, autonomous care and maintain communication with primary care professionals and other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings.

You will facilitate clinical sessions and assess/triage clients/patients according to agreed assessment tools, offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client/patients and their carers, other professional, statutory and voluntary agencies.

The care home pathway is guided by the principles of Positive Behaviour Support and offers evidence-based approaches to promote the wellbeing of people with dementia and the wider system. T

Main duties of the job

  • You will provide holistic, autonomous care and maintain communication with primary care professionals and other professionals and agencies through regular informal and formal meetings.
  • Responsible for a defined complex caseload within the team. Using specialist Mental Health knowledge and skills, carry out individual clinical assessment, plan and formulate a range of interventions and treatment options within care plans, implement and evaluate packages of care.
  • You will draw on your professional skills and knowledge to assess and respond to behaviour that challenges in dementia, as part of a stepped-care service by delivering interventions that focuses on unmet needs of people using services. You will also be proficient at assessing and supporting older people in care homes who are struggling with moderate-severe mental health difficulties.
  • Treat clients with short term interventions where assessment has indicated this. Assess and treat clients with complex, severe and enduring mental health problems who may be on a community section of the mental health act.
  • You will facilitate clinical sessions and assess/triage clients/patients according to agreed assessment tools, offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client/patients and their carers, other professional, statutory and voluntary agencies
  • To attend Tribunals and other Multi-Disciplinary Meetings and prepare reports.


About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirements for this job.

Person Specification

Experince

Essential

  • o Experience in older people's community mental health nursing Clinical Leadership in Mental Health, Ability to apply Positive and Safe Behaviour Approaches to care , Ability to facilitate clinical sessions and assess/triage clients/patients according to agreed assessment tools, offering short-term interventions based on psychological therapies and offer professional advice to client/patients and their carers, other professional, statutory and voluntary agencies


Desirable

  • o Able to give and receive highly complex information on a regular basis o Able to demonstrate effective negotiating and persuasion skills to engage clients in their therapeutic programme.
  • o Experience of leading clinical practise. o CHC and 117 processes


Qualifications

Essential

  • Membership of a professional body (NMC registration) RMN/BSC Hons in Mental Health o ENB 998 or equivalent o 5 years of relevant clinical experience and 3 years in Community Mental Health settings.


Desirable

  • Able to give and receive highly complex information on a regular basis o Able to demonstrate effective negotiating and persuasion skills to engage clients in their therapeutic programme


Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Horizon

28 Upper High Street, Epsom .Surrey

Epsom , Surrey

KT17 4QJ

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325-6227015-COMM

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