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Home Treatment Team Lead

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for a band 7 HTT lead within the Kensington and Chelsea older adult community mental health team.The post holder would be able to provide leadership to the HTT team which is part of the wider older adult CMHT. Candidates would preferably have worked as a Band 6 or above CPN for at least 2 years in mental health and have experience of older adult care.The multi-disciplinary team has close links and is co-located with our social work colleagues. It is a friendly and supportive team and is welcoming of new staff. Research and service development is encouraged and supported both by the team and the Trust.

You do not need to be car driver for this community post as all visits are done by public transport in this interesting and diverse borough.

Main duties of the job

Working as part of the Community Mental Health service to offer intensive support and treatment to patients in the community in the acute phase of a mental health crisis as an alternative to inpatient care. To act as gate keepers to all admissions. To support early discharge from hospital.

About us

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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.
  • To administer , supervise and monitor prescribed medication advising patients and carers on storage, administration and possible side effects.
  • To have a sound understanding and knowledge of current legislation and its application to service users with mental health problems e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Human Rights Act, Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act
  • To attend MDT meetings, Ward Rounds, Discharge CPAs and Mental Health Act Assessments

Person Specification



  • RMN/Diploma/Degree
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • A post registration qualification in Older People
  • Mentorship



  • Post-registration experience in a range of clinical areas
  • Experience of working as member of a Multi -disciplinary team


  • Experience of managing/supervision of staff.
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of working with dementia
  • Experience of working with older adults



  • Knowledge of CPA, Risk Assessment and Risk Management Processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs and rights of service users and their carers.
  • Knowledge of ethical/legal requirements within mental health nursing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to the care of Older Adults with Mental Health problems in the community

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective communication skills both verbally and through written reports.
  • Ability to assess complex risk and produce care plans to manage this
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to take responsibility for managing a caseload
  • Ability to manage complex decision making situations.
  • Ability to organize and prioritise own workload.
  • 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



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


  • Car driver, full driving license
  • Access to own transport.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


St Charles Hospital


W10 6DZ

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