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Bexley Crisis Home Treatment Team Manager

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Bexley Crisis Home Treatment Team Manager, Band 7 Permanent, full time - 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to manage and lead the Bexley Home Treatment Team. This post will be an exciting role for an individual who has proven management potential and a desire to influence and lead clinical practice and service development within the crisis mental health pathway.

This exciting opportunity is suitable for a Registered Mental Health Practitioner with recent experience in an acute and crisis mental health setting at Band 6 or above. You should enjoy working within a busy and challenging environment and must be able to work effectively under pressure. You will have a sound knowledge of mental illness and therapeutic interventions and be competent in independent mental health assessment. You will have excellent communication skills and understand the need to build strong relationships with both internal and external agencies.

The post-holder will be responsible both for the day-to-day operational management of the HTT and the development of the service.

The post-holder will ensure that the team delivers a high-quality service to people in crisis and their carers and collaborates effectively with other clinical teams within the adult mental health directorates, and with partnership agencies.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management of and clinical support to the multidisciplinary team to ensure the best quality clinical care
  • To ensure the team demonstrate advanced clinical assessment and risk management skills
  • To ensure the team operate within Oxleas clinical policies and procedures
  • To ensure that clinical communication is effective between all team members and other services within Oxleas and external agencies
  • To ensure that effective communication is maintained at all times with the Borough Crisis Teams Manager, alerting them to any concerns without delay
  • To ensure the team provide clients with high quality information related to their mental and physical health needs, and the services available to them
  • To ensure the team maintains high quality clinical records and activity logs
  • To be responsible for ensuring the Professional Codes of Conduct are adhered to within the multidisciplinary team
  • To take a leading role in the implementation of evidence-based practice within the team
  • To ensure the team participate in appropriate audit and research activity

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people. Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure the teams personnel resources are deployed to provide a clinically safe and effective service with adequate shift cover
  • To promote and utilise suitably skilled temporary cover appropriately
  • To play a lead role in the recruitment of new staff within the team
  • To be responsible for the planning and facilitation of induction programmes for new members of the team
  • To provide line management supervision (and where appropriate clinical supervision) for team members in accordance with Trust supervision standards
  • To operate in accordance with all Human Resource policies and ensure team awareness of these.
  • To ensure all team members fully participate in the Trusts Personal Development Review system
  • To evaluate and identify individual staff member's educational needs ensuring professional updating and development as appropriate
  • To ensure that staff training records are maintained
  • To utilize performance and sickness absence procedures where appropriate
  • To ensure the team operates within its operational budget, proactively identifying any areas of overspends with the Borough Crisis Teams Manager
  • To carry out all E-rostering tasks required to plan and confirm staff utilisation
  • To ensure the team works closely with other Oxleas inpatient and community teams to ensure timely, good quality care for people assessed in the Emergency Department and general wards
  • To ensure the team works effectively with local authority, primary care and third sector agencies to ensure timely, good quality care for people in crisis
  • To ensure the team works effectively with neighbouring boroughs services to ensure timely, good quality care for people in crisis
  • To represent Oxleas at meetings with partnership agencies in relation to crisis services delivery as required to ensure the best possible collaborative working

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Valid Professional Registration
  • Evidence of professional development in the last 2 years.


  • Management qualification



  • Experience of providing supervision to a multidisciplinary group
  • Experience of working in mental health complex needs service specialties
  • oAt least two years post qualifying experience conducting Mental Health Risk Assessments and developing Risk Management Plans


  • Experience of managing a team or working in a senior role in a MDT



  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication and Interface skills
  • Response to complaints, or concerns


  • oProblem solving approach to complex client-centred care and service development.
  • oEvidence of advance practice in relation to the care and management of clients experiencing a mental health crisis

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Hawthorns, Woodlands Unit

Queen Marys Hospital, Frognal Avenue


DA14 6LT

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