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Clinical Team Leader (RMN/OT/SW)

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you energetic, motivated and want to operationally lead a busy MDT. We seek an operationally focused Team Lead to join the South Home Treatment Team which provides a responsive assessment and home treatment service to those experiencing mental health crisis.

HT provides intensive care to patients and are looking for individuals who have leadership skills that encompass urgent mental health care and can lead and encourage our clinicians to provide the best care possible to our patients.

HT is integral in providing a specialist service, comprehensive assessment, treatment and care. We work collaboratively with service users, carers and professionals offering interventions on an alternative to hospital admission basis.

We support early discharge from inpatient wards through intensive, time limited intervention in the community. HT also supports primary care through screening/assessment of urgent GP referrals. Positive risk management is vital in this role.

Main duties of the job

To operationally lead a large, skilled and experienced clinical team within the Urgent Care Pathway alongside the Clinical Lead for the team.

To manage a defined caseload of patients experiencing an acute mental health episode.

To assist in identifying, developing and providing a multidisciplinary approach within the service in accordance with the needs of service users and the requirements of the service.

A strong focus on operational responsibilities including (but not limited to) workforce management, governance adherence, supervision, appraisals, recruitment and retention.

Supporting the education and development of our clinicians to ensure we continue to provide the most effective and evidence based care as possible, in line with patients needs.

To contribute to the planning and implementation of induction, training and education of students and new staff.

You will actively participate in the development of the service and participate in the overall development of the service ensuring the principles of Clinical Governance underpin all developments.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work closely with the Service Lead and other Team Leads within Home Treatment to ensure we are supporting our staff, patients, carers and wider MDT in the delivery of safe, effective and evidence-based care.

To have a strong focus on the operational management of a busy Urgent Care Team.

To improve the lives of people with mental ill health and /or learning disabilities by minimising the impact of their condition through the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing.

To facilitate others in the team to develop competence by providing leadership, day to day supervision, clinical advice and line management supervision to junior clinicians and students as appropriate.

Undertakes risk assessments/risk management in accordance with the Trusts Clinical Assessment and Management of Risk to Self and Others for Patients in Mental Health Services Policy, devising and implementing actions and intervention plans which take the risk formulation fully into account.

The ability to develop, implement and evaluate intervention plans as part of the multi-disciplinary team, with the involvement of the patient and where appropriate their carer.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in
  • English in both verbal and written formats
  • Clinical / practice abilities
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Creative flexible approaches to risk assessment



  • Knowledge of relapse prevention
  • Leadership, Management and change management
  • Broad knowledge of risk assessments
  • IT literate


  • Knowledge of issues involved in the treatment of mental illness and relapse prevention.



  • Three years post-registration experience 2 years at a senior level in Adult Acute mental health
  • Experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Management and leadership in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Budget management
  • IT literate
  • CRT experience


  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Use of clinical assessments
  • First aid training
  • Leadership



  • A current professional qualification (RMN, RMNH)
  • Demonstrate management in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Evidence of post qualification training / studies
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Supervision Training
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer.


  • Qualification in Health Care at a degree level or equivalent
  • Non-medical prescribing.

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


South Worcestershire Home Treatment

Aconbury, Newtown Hospital




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