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Clinical Team Leader

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The HBPoS provides a place of safety for those detained under S135 and S136 of the Mental Health Act. The service provides a safe place for those detained to be assessed by the HBPoS team, S12 approved doctors and AMHP. The post holder will provide care, support and assessments of all clients who enter the HBPoS.

The HBPoS is a nursing led service which provides intensive support, treatment and care for up to 24 hours for people who are deemed to be experiencing a mental health crisis.

We aim to maintain excellent interpersonal relationships with both internal and external parties to ensure we provide comprehensive and holistic care to our service users in the short amount of time we have.

Main duties of the job

To accept S136/S135 paperwork from police/AMHP and ensure all information is accurate and that you have received a comprehensive handover.

To provide holistic nursing care to clients including physical assessments, risk assessments, mental state assessments, intensive interventions to highly distressed individuals and complete relevant assessment tools.

To gather collateral information on clients from GP, community teams, liaison with other trusts and family and friends if possible.

Appropriately manage highly emotional, verbally aggressive, abusive or threatening clients and defuse such situations when appropriate, often under difficult and hostile circumstances.

Provide guidance and support to junior members of staff.

Support with quality improvement in the service

To make decisions autonomously to improve patient care and experience and maintain safety

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a HBPoS nurse you are responsible for the care and safety of all service users who come into contact with our service and for the staff whom work alongside you.

You will maintain excellent interpersonal relationships with internal and external parties, including but not limited to: NHS 111, police, AMHP service, EDT, medical team, GP service, A& E/liaison, community mental health teams, crisis teams and SPA/bed management (internal and external).

You will carry out and support your team to carry out mental state examinations, physical health assessments, comprehensive risk assessments and de-escalation interventions.

A major aspect of this role is ensuring the correct S136 process has been followed, including prior to the service users arrival and whilst they are receiving care in the service and ensuring the correct escalation process is followed where necessary

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Professional
  • Mentorship qualification.
  • Evidence of post registration further development


Desirable

  • Qualification in psychosocial interventions in mental health.
  • KUF training.


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience to include appropriate experience within an acute mental health care setting and / or significant experience within community, crisis care, or liaison psychiatry.
  • Experience of working with other professions within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • To understand and have experience of risk management.


Desirable

  • Experience of mentoring students.
  • Experience of Psychiatric Liaison services.
  • Experience of Crisis Team services.


Knowledge/skills

Essential

  • A high level of both written and spoken English language.
  • Knowledge of relevant mental health law.
  • IT literate - specifically in the MS office suite of programmes.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of RiO patient record system.
  • Excellent communication skills including common courtesy and listening skills
  • Accredited training in customer service.


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

Hammersmith & Fulham Mental Health Unit

London

W6 8LN

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