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AMHP Team Leader

Employer
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Radlett
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for the post of AMHP Service Team Leader has become available within AMHP Services.

You will provide leadership in the daily management and provision of the AMHP service county-wide. You will work alongside the AMHP Service Manager to continue to develop and improve this essential service.

Main duties of the job

You will be accountable for the allocation, deployment, prioritisation and delivery of AMHP services and for working with the Service Manager to implement and review systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust and Hertfordshire County Council.

You will provide overall leadership for AMHP Practitioners to ensure their services are integrated with and responsive to, other local service needs.

You will ensure (in conjunction with appropriate lead professionals) that practice within the teams meets relevant standards, is appropriate, timely, safe and follows agreed professional practice.

You will also be responsible for the daily management of the AMHP Duty Hub.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibility for the operational leadership and provision of the AMHP service county-wide. To work alongside the AMHP Service Manager to continue to develop and improve this essential service.The post holder is accountable for the allocation, deployment, prioritisation and delivery of AMHP services and for working with the Service Development Manager to implement and review systems, policies, standards and procedures that ensure the provision of high quality services within frameworks agreed by the Trust and Hertfordshire County Council.

For a More in-depth Person and Job Description please read attached before applying

Person Specification

Qualifications / Experience

Essential

  • Professional qualification in relevant area of health or social care
  • Postgraduate qualification or formal Management training
  • Minimum of 2 years AMHP Approval and practice
  • Demonstrable success at managing change and development
  • Demonstrable success in quality improvement
  • Proven ability in making a significant contribution to the achievement of organisational objectives
  • Proven ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines
  • Experience of working with Service Users and Carers
  • Experience of work involving Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of and ability to use contemporary management and management information techniques


Desirable

  • First or higher degree


COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of Department of Health Policy, especially regarding health and social care policies for Mental Health in both primary and secondary and specialist areas
  • Sensitivity to the needs of service users and carers
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary and multi- agency working
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding and knowledge of 1983 Mental Health Act
  • Ability to organise and prioritise a complex workload
  • Ability to recruit, lead and develop, first line managers in accordance with policy
  • Ability to direct and advise front line staff managers and staff in identifying and taking appropriate action relating to risk assessments
  • Ability to produce clear, written, statistical and financial reports
  • Ability to take the lead in implementing equal opportunities and anti- discriminatory practice.
  • Ability to ensure that the service is responsive to the needs of the local community
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, written and oral
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of involvement including Service Users and Carers
  • Ability to build effective working relationships at all levels across the Trust and partner agencies in the statutory and voluntary sector
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers and partner agencies
  • Ability to present complex concepts and data
  • Ability to influence and motivate staff to engage with and adopt change and deliver challenging targets
  • Ability to work with a high degree of individual responsibility and initiative
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Car driver or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by Equality Act 2010)


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Forest House Annexe, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, WD7 9HQ

Harper Lane

Radlett

WD7 9HQ

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