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Prison Mental Health Team Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be instrumental in establishing a newly developed prison mental health service? We have a very exciting opportunity for team managers for our services in Hull HMP and Humber HMP.

Team managers will be responsible for operational management, to ensure care is delivered to the highest professional standards and quality. They will be expected to lead by example, providing strong leadership while being accessible to staff. Team managers need to be flexible in their approach to managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the service and staff.

The teams will be multi-disciplinary and the successful candidates will work collectively with senior clinical staff to provide a comprehensive mental health service, navigating the challenges of a prison environment. Team managers will work in partnership with other healthcare providers, HMPPS and internal and external Health and Justice services within the region. They will have excellent skills in communication, engagement and collaborative working and have experience of working in mental health services, preferably with knowledge of the criminal justice system.

The post holder will liaise closely with their peer group of Team Managers in the NE and NW Prisons, which have services provided by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. They will also be supported by a service manager and receive supervision and professional development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Operational management of a Mental Health Team, including accountability for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained and delivered at all times in accordance with evidence based practice.

The successful candidate should be a competent and confident with extensive experience working in Mental Health Services.

We require the post holders to be committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices and reflect the trust values of Responsibility, Respect andcompassion.

We would welcome candidates to contact us for an informal discussion.

About us
A great experience for our colleagues

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in Clinical Practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor or equivalent for students (within agreed timescale).
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in a community setting.
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience
  • Experience working in the criminal justice services
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of practiceSignificant evidenced based knowledge to post-graduate level equivalent, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
Skills Essential
  • Manage a team effectively
  • Manage change effectively
  • Provide effective leadership
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work positively and collaboratively in partnership with external agencies
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.

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