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Home Treatment Team Leader

Employer
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a. inc HCAS (entitled to weekend supplement)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Have you ever considered exploring new horizons within our community or expanding your skill set in a different role? If so, we would like to offer you an opportunity to do this with our Crisis and Resolution & Home Treatment Team inat the heart of Brent where we will present you with a unique careeropportunity.

This is an opportunity for existing staff who are looking to develop new skills and expand their abilities to be able to work within the community. In turn you will be able to make a meaningful impact in a different capacity than your existing role. We are looking as a trust to change the approach as an alternative to inpatient care so that the patient can be in familiar surroundings.

Join our team at HTT, where your work-life balance is a priority! Our services run from 9 am to 5 pm, seven days a week, with no night shifts (within this you will be asked to work at least two weekends within a month). This structure not only ensures you have dedicated time for your personal life but also opens up opportunities for you to take on additional bank hours with us or explore roles elsewhere across the trust. Your career, your schedule - make it work for you. Join HTT and seize the flexibility you've been looking for!

We want to hear from you!

** We highly recommend you reach out to us to have an informal discussion beforehand to learn a little more about the role**

Main duties of the job

This is a new role and new team within Brent HTT. Outreach team is a sub-team of HTT, with a focus on supporting residents of NW10 and NW2, who frequently present to Accident and Emergency in various hospitals. This role will entail our outreach staff working with the GPs, Psych Liaison, A& E, and other third party sectors in and around London.

Further, the role involves intensive support and treatment to patients in the community in the acute phase of a mental health crisis as an alternative to inpatient care monitoring patients' safety and well-being to promote independence in the community acting as gate keepers to admissions supporting early discharges from hospital.

To help you achieve expanding your knowledge we will offer you
  • Mentoring and supervision from our highly experienced staff and team leaders supporting you with your development and growth into the role
  • Commitment from the team to develop you by offeringtraining and development opportunities tailored to your needs and the role
  • Opportunities to shadow our neighbouring services including CMHTs, HTTs, acute inpatients, PICU and HBPoS allowing you to see the full circle of treatment for our patients
  • LocalReflective Practice forums run by one of the senior leads
  • Clear objectives and pathway todevelop your career further


About us

  • You would be joining a warm and welcoming team that would be looking to inspire and motivate you to become an integral team member and support your growth
  • Flexible shift workingopportunities for a healthier work-life balance
  • We have free parking on site.
  • CNWL is dedicated to developing its own staff and you will beencouraged to develop yourselfinto becoming the Nurse you aspire to be.
  • Free access to our Staff and Well-being serviceto ensure that you are always looking after yourself

Working in the City of Westminster offers a myriad of advantages. Firstly, it's a hub of cultural diversity, providing exposure to different perspectives and fostering a vibrant atmosphere. The area is full of iconic landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey, making every workday a visual delight.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical duties

To triage referrals and allocate work to junior staff as appropriate.

To provide a comprehensive mental health assessment for complex patients in the acute phase of a mental health crisis.

To assess current risks and identify how the risk and patients mental health needs would best be met.

To formulate, implement and review individualised Recovery Care Plans with patients and their carers that aims to address their psychological, physical & social needs.

To build and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and carers and involve them in drawing up care plans.

To work with patients care co-ordinator/ lead professional as appropriate to ensure continuity of care.

To provide information and advice to carers to support them through the crisis period.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN/Diploma/Degree
  • Evidence of continued professional development In post-registration qualifications
  • Current and full UK drivers license


Desirable

  • A post registration qualification in Older People
  • Project Management qualification e.g. PRINCE2 foundation level


Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration experience in a range of clinical areas
  • Experience of working as member of a Multi -disciplinary team
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a health or social care management role
  • Experience of working with people who experience serious ongoing mental health problems
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff


Desirable

  • Experience of project development and management
  • Experience of quality assurance monitoring
  • Experience of working as Duty Senior Nurse
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of deputising
  • Experience of chairing meetings
  • Experience of CMHT working


Knowledge

Essential

  • Specialist knowledge of effective models of mental health and social care provision
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding issues and child protection requirements/legislation and how these apply to the role
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislative requirements, especially in the NHS and Community Care Act (1990), and their application to the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to the care of Older Adults with Mental Health problems in the community
  • Knowledge of counselling skills, group skills, cognitive skills, and behavioural skills
  • Knowledge of legislation related to nursing, social workers and other professions
  • Knowledge of recent initiatives in nursing
  • Knowledge of our business and how it supports patient care
  • Knowledge of psychosocial interventions implementation skills which impacts across own professional discipline
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of transferable creative skills, which can be utilised in Team Management and development services
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and can communicate effectively with staff at every level of this and other statutory and voluntary organisations
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data
  • Ability to deal with complex issues arising from managing a diverse multidisciplinary service
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • Budget management skills
  • Ability to effectively manage and lead staff
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • Ability to work autonomously


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Effective communication skills both verbally and through written report.
  • Ability to assess complex risk and produce care plans to manage this / Ability to manage complex decision making situations.
  • Ability to take responsibility for managing a caseload / Ability to organize and prioritise own workload.
  • Effective leadership skills / Ability to supervise junior staff and students / Teaching and assessing skills.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful and emotionally charged situation. / Able to manage personal stress.
  • Previous experience of audit and research.


Other Requirements

Essential

  • IT skills i.e. Microsoft word, Email, Internet


Other

Essential

  • A commitment to cultural awareness and anti-discriminatory practice
  • An understanding and positive regard for the needs and rights of people with mental health problems and their carers Ability to adapt to changing environments, needs and demands
  • Ability to travel effectively between Trust locations with permanent access to a car


Desirable

  • Car owner


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Park Royal Centre for Mental Health

Park Royal

London

NW10 7FL

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