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Deputy Team Leader

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have a captivating opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner to come and join in our South Ribble Community mental health team, based at Pathways, as a Deputy Team Lead.

This will be to support and assist the Team manager in the smooth day to day running of the team. We are looking for an exceptional Band 6' practitioner who is able to demonstrate good leadership skills, has the ability and experience to support with and manage change within the clinical practice and processes.

The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to independently make sound clinical and leadership judgements, and would regularly supervise the workload of junior colleagues. Extensive clinical experience in managing different mental health conditions, to support motivation and improve patient experience and care is essential. You would be expected to manage a reduced caseload of complex patients. The successful candidate will be a role model daily demonstrating the LSCFT core values in all aspects of their work.

Please see job description and personal specification attached before submitting an application and ensure you meet the criteria provided.

Main duties of the job

To actively promote teamwork, respect, integrity, accountability, excellence and compassion within the clinical team in accordance with the Trust values and code of conduct.

To provide nurse leadership within the team and to act as a key member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team ensuring the effective assessment, planning, clinical treatment, monitoring and evaluation of care given to service users with severe and enduring mental illness under a Case Management process.

To ensure that stable secondary care patients are provided with the support they require, including the support needed to meet their physical health needs, as they step down into primary care.

To provide nursing activity in the delivery of pharmacological treatments and subsequent patient monitoring for desired outcomes and unwanted side effects. Such treatments include depot medications and also the Physical Health monitoring associated with this.

To deliver a service which enhances service users' experience of a personalised service that is under pinned by the effective delivery of case management requirements and promotes enhanced physical health and treatment outcome monitoring.

To ensure an effective link between delivery and client outcomes that responds quickly at times of highlighted client concerns.

To act as a source of information within the other teams and support to other team members engaged in clinical treatments.

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

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Professionally Registered Mental Health Nurse Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN/Dip SW) Equivalent professional registered Allied Health Care Professional.


  • Degree/ diploma in RMHN/ RMN/ Allied Health Care. Leadership/management training



  • Mental health awareness. Physical health awareness. Awareness of understanding of the importance of service users and carers being central to the process of planning and delivering services. Knowledge of issues with regard to informed consent to treatment. Risk assessment. Dual Diagnosis. Pharmacology and associated biological factors. Good communication skills in a variety of formats. Computer literate. Report writing skills.



  • Experience at Band 6 level. Inter-agency working. Under standing of policy / procedures Ability to work as a team member. Enthusiasm for working with the client group and service type.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 L6081 CMHT South Ribble




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