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Clinical Team Manager - FIRST SEE

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible to the Service Manager of Older Adult Community Mental Health, Dementia & Frailty (Mid & South Essex). The post holder will be responsible for the management of the FIRST (Functional Intensive Support and Response Team) admission avoidance, crisis and home treatment pathways, providing Leadership, supporting staff and working collaboratively with Consultants Psychiatrist in Mid & South Essex, other grades of Doctors, Allied Health Professionals and Social work Practitioners to provide and deliver a high quality and safe care.

FIRST is a service working from three localities South West Essex (Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock), Mid Essex and South East Essex (Castle Point, Rochford and Southend. Each locality has a clinical team manager, with the wider service is supported by the MSE Pathway lead, all working together for strong clinical management and decision making across MSE ICS.

FIRST will align with DIST (Dementia Intensive Support Team) in South East Essex and the post holder will provide management support to DIST as the alignment progresses.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision making process, including joint working with the Multi-Disciplinary Team to meet the needs of the patients, and carers to ensure that they are working to EPUT Clinical Policies and Procedures, Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Practice and Standards. In delivering your duties you are expected to display behaviours that are aligned with the Trust values and as requested in accordance with the NHS Constitution at all times.

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-hour a day service for 365 days a year.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work collaboratively with Inpatient and Community (Mental and Physical Health) services in order to aid the Patients recovery and Well-being plans in the community.

To ensure safe Clinical Practice takes place and maintained to Care Quality Commission standards at all times and in line with the NHS Constitution.

To work in conjunction with the Consultant Psychiatrists, to ensure that patients are supported in the most appropriate clinical practice environment from a Multi-disciplinary perspective

To create appropriate pathways within sphere of responsibility and work closely with the Assessment and Treatment units to provide a seamless service when an admission is warranted.

To manage and deliver effective and safe services which support the key elements of Clinical/Practice governance. The post holder will focus on leading the teams to introduce ways of continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence will flourish.

Person Specification

Knowledge / Skills / Experience


  • RMN or equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience in managing and resolving conflicts between professionals and teams
  • In-depth knowledge of Admission Avoidance, Crisis and Home Treatment Services and relevant national policy
  • Experience in of working closely and developing relationships with senior medical nursing social and clinical staff
  • Experience of social care management
  • Experience in managing and resolving conflicts between professionals and teams
  • Extensive experience in leadership role
  • Experience in developing relationships and working in partnership with statutory agencies at a management level
  • Experience in of working closely and developing relationships with senior medical nursing social and clinical staff
  • Extensive management and clinical experience in Older Adult and / or Dementia Community Mental Health services


  • Degree in management

Personal Qaulities


  • Ability to work under pressure and ability to contain and manage the stress of others and oneself
  • Ability to frequently sustain periods of prolonged concentration for data analysis, report writing etc
  • Ability to deal with exposure to highly distressing situations
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to write high level reports to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to ensure that teams or colleagues are supported to achieve targets


  • Demonstrate ability to develop services through representation at the national level

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Harland Centre



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