Clinical Team Lead - Crisis Team - Worcester

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.

We are looking for a motivated, positive, and committed clinical team leader to join the 24hr Countywide Integrated Crisis Resolution Team which provides support to people who present in crisis within Worcestershire. The team acts as a single point of access for urgent same day assessments.

We have an onsite purpose-built Assessment Suite affording greater and more timely access to those in need.

Worcestershire is currently further developing its Urgent Care Pathway to radically look at how we provide services to the people of our County and now is an excellent time to join this progressive organisation and be part of something new.

The successful applicant will be required to work on a full-time basis, normal working hours for this position is Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.

If this exciting opportunity has got you wondering if this is the right job for you, then please do get in touch. We are a friendly, approachable and supportive team, and would welcome an informal chat or visit.

Main duties of the job

Working for a crisis team means no two days are the same. The service we provide is critical to those in a mental health crisis and helps enable specialist support from the onset.

The crisis team take referrals from different sources including police, paramedics and self-referrals. We are an urgent care service and aim to respond at the soonest opportunity to ensure seamless care and better outcomes for patients.

As the clinical team leader in the crisis team, you will be responsible for overseeing the day to functioning of staff in the crisis team supporting staff with the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care. Having a high level of competence, knowledge and leadership skills is crucial to this role.

Due to the being a fast-paced environment, you must have the ability to work under pressure to manage staff and service delivery.

As clinical team leader you would be the point of contact alongside the service manager to support the wider system and build excellent relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

We would expect all clinicians to behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and always promote these. There is an expectation that you would act as a role model to colleagues, to ensure highest standards of professionalism are applied.

You will work as part of the team providing leadership and direction, you will be required to use your own initiative and take responsibility for yourself your work and the work of the team. Supporting other staff is an essential in providing high quality care to the patients that require our service.

Having a good level of IT knowledge is essential, we use a range of different systems and you will need to be confident and competent using these, full training will be given.

Throughout the care we provide to patients you will be expected to ensure confidentiality, privacy and dignity.

Being able to communicate with a diverse range of individuals from different backgrounds is essential in this role, it is vital that you can communicate both verbally and in written format. Being compassionate, empathic and supportive during these interactions is fundamental to this role.

For full details of the duties and criteria of this role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Three years post-registration experience 2 years at a senior level in Adult Acute mental health
  • Experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Management and leadership in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Budget management
  • IT literate
  • CRT experience
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Use of clinical assessment measures
  • First Aid training
  • Can demonstrate experience in audit and research
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Creative flexible approaches to risk assessment.
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback.
Knowledge Essential
  • A sound understanding of mental illness.
  • Knowledge of relapse prevention.
  • A broad understanding of risk assessment.
  • Knowledge of issues involved in the treatment of mental illness and relapse prevention.
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to prioritise workload of self and others
  • Creative flexible approaches to risk assessment
  • Communication and liaison skills
  • Leadership, Management and change management
  • Strong clinical / practice abilities
Qualifications Essential
  • A current professional qualification (RMN, RMNH)
  • Demonstrate management in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Evidence of post qualification training / studies
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Supervision Training
  • Qualification in health/social care at degree or equivalent level
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • AMHP trained

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