Under the overall direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, maintain high standards of patient care and ward performance. Be professionally responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of a multidisciplinary programme of care. Support the Clinical Nurse Manager and the multidisciplinary team in the leadership of the nursing team, patient care and ward. Manage the ward in the absence of the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Main duties of the job
Please refer to the Job Description document attached for the full list of duties for the Team Leader role.
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Job description Job responsibilities
- Demonstrate the skills to professionally communicate complex information to users and carers in an empathic and supportive way.
- Provide clinical and professional advice, leadership and support to a multidisciplinary staff group, patients and their families.
- Attend formal meetings i.e. safeguarding, governance on behalf of the Clinical Nurse Manager when required.
- Understands and appreciate need to adapt when there are barriers to Communication.
- Take account of cultural issues in communication with everyone, including work colleagues.
- Understand what translation and advocacy services are available and follow correct procedures.
- Ensures records of self and junior colleagues are up to date, accurate and consistent with Trust policy.
- Establish and maintain accurate, complete and up to date care plans in Line with Trust policies and procedures.
- Effectively use Trust electronic tools and IT systems.
- Competent to implement strategies which facilitate adherence to treatment.
Person Specification Essential Essential
- RMN/RGN/RNLD (Dip HE or degree)
- Active mentor qualification
- Post registration experience of working as a nurse within secure mental health services is essential
- Up to date knowledge of Mental Health Acts
- Management of staff
- Training in management of staff
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