We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Mental Health Practitioner to manage and lead the Greenwich Home Treatment Team. This post will be an exciting role for an individual who has proven management potential and a desire to influence and lead clinical practice and service development within the crisis mental health pathway.
This exciting opportunity is suitable for a Registered Mental Health Practitioner with recent experience in an acute mental health setting at Band 6 or above. You should enjoy working within a busy and challenging environment and must be able to work effectively under pressure. You will have a sound knowledge of mental illness and therapeutic interventions and be competent in independent mental health assessment. You will have excellent communication skills and understand the need to build strong relationships with both internal and external agencies.
The post-holder will be responsible both for the day-to-day operational management of the HTT and the development of the service.
The post-holder will ensure that the team delivers a high-quality service to people in crisis and their carers and collaborates effectively with other clinical teams within the adult mental health directorates, and with partnership agencies.
Main duties of the job
- To be responsible for the day-to-day management of and clinical support to the multidisciplinary team to ensure the best quality clinical care
- To ensure the team demonstrate advanced clinical assessment and risk management skills
- To ensure the team operate within Oxleas clinical policies and procedures
- To ensure that clinical communication is effective between all team members and other services within Oxleas and external agencies
- To ensure that effective communication is maintained at all times with the Borough Crisis Teams Manager, alerting them to any concerns without delay
- To ensure the team provide clients with high quality information related to their mental and physical health needs, and the services available to them
- To ensure the team maintains high quality clinical records and activity logs
- To be responsible for ensuring the Professional Codes of Conduct are adhered to within the multidisciplinary team
- To take a leading role in the implementation of evidence-based practice within the team
- To ensure the team participate in appropriate audit and research activity
About us Oxleas - About Us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people
Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
- We're Kind
- We're Fair
- We Listen
- We Care
Job description Job responsibilities
- To ensure the teams personnel resources are deployed to provide a clinically safe and effective service with adequate shift cover
- To promote and utilise suitably skilled temporary cover appropriately
- To play a lead role in the recruitment of new staff within the team
- To be responsible for the planning and facilitation of induction programmes for new members of the team
- To provide line management supervision (and where appropriate clinical supervision) for team members in accordance with Trust supervision standards
- To operate in accordance with all Human Resource policies and ensure team awareness of these.
- To ensure all team members fully participate in the Trusts Personal Development Review system
- To evaluate and identify individual staff member's educational needs ensuring professional updating and development as appropriate
- To ensure that staff training records are maintained
- To utilize performance and sickness absence procedures where appropriate
- To ensure the team operates within its operational budget, proactively identifying any areas of overspends with the Borough Crisis Teams Manager
- To carry out all E-rostering tasks required to plan and confirm staff utilisation
- To ensure the team works closely with other Oxleas inpatient and community teams to ensure timely, good quality care for people assessed in the Emergency Department and general wards
- To ensure the team works effectively with local authority, primary care and third sector agencies to ensure timely, good quality care for people in crisis
- To ensure the team works effectively with neighbouring boroughs services to ensure timely, good quality care for people in crisis
- To represent Oxleas at meetings with partnership agencies in relation to crisis services delivery as required to ensure the best possible collaborative working
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- oRelevant professional qualification
- oValid Professional Registration
- oEvidence of professional development in the last 2 years.
- oManagement qualification
- oExperience of providing supervision to a multidisciplinary group
- oExperience of working in mental health complex needs service specialties
- At least two years post qualifying experience conducting Mental Health Risk Assessments and developing Risk Management Plans
- oExperience of managing a team or working in a senior role in a MDT
- Problem solving approach to complex client-centred care and service development
- Evidence of advance practice in relation to the care and management of clients experiencing a mental health crisis
- Supervision Skills
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