Inpatient Team Lead

Powys Teaching Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and flexible individual with strong leadership qualities and excellent communication skills to apply for the post of Inpatient Team lead on Felindre unit at Bronllys Hospital. Felindre Unit is a 16 bedded mixed gender adult mental health inpatient unit serving the population of Powys. The unit also has two Crisis admission beds which provide accommodation for service users presenting in crisis and requiring admission out of hours.

Main duties of the job

The team leader is responsible for the day to day operational management of the team and environment in partnership with clinical and professional leads and the service manager. We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering excellent mental health services and can support the staff in the team to achieve their potential. Key responsibilities will include supervision and appraisal for staff, recruitment and management of staff, monitoring the environment, including any ligature risks. Ensuring that people have timely access to our services and receive treatment in line with Powys teaching health Boards policies and pathways, making sure that people are safe and that we promote the recovery model wherever possible, whilst maintaining a cost-effective service.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant registered mental health Nurse qualification and be enthusiastic and self-motivated sharing our passion for innovation and continuous service improvement. You will have excellent relationship building and engagement skills and be capable of managing varied work demands based on the changing needs of the service. You will understand and embrace the challenge of delivering a service which is both high in quality, efficient and sustainable.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Powys, mid Wales. As a rural health board with around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of Wales. Powys teaching health board prides itself on providing mental health services in Powys that are innovative and creative due to the geographical area..

Powys is the largest county in Wales, with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Brecons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to be proud of. Take advantage of the outdoors, walking, running, canoeing, climbing, biking or how about your own small holding? Powys is a giant playground just waiting to be enjoyed.

Powys offers many outdoor activities, Thriving in creative arts, the beautiful scenery attracts writers and artists, and there are music festivals, arts events and numerous agricultural shows held right across the county every summer. The internationally famous literary festival runs every May in Hay-on-Wye, and we also have the popular Royal Welsh Show as well as The Green Man festival and Gregynog so there really is something to suit every taste!

It doesn't stop there, Brecon hosts the annual Jazz and fringe music festival in August and food festival in October whilst Abergavenny hosts an annual food festival in September; Powys people are rightly proud of their award-winning local produce, including Graig Farm organic meat, Llanfaes Dairy ice cream , Monty's beer and Penderyn Whiskey.

Job description Job responsibilities

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Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Live registration with the NMC as Registered Mental Health Nurse or Learning Disability
  • Degree in Nursing or other health related subject or equivalent degree level relevant experience
  • Management / Leadership qualification or equivalent preparation
  • Teaching/Assessing Module. Knowledge and understanding of clinical audit, effective research processes and application
knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Ability to motivate, enthuse and encourage innovation within the team through effective communication skills
  • Ability to critically review concerns (incidents, complaints etc), to draw reasoned conclusions and write a clear report
  • Extensive knowledge and appreciation of national policies and standards.
  • Previous experience of working as ward manager
Experience Essential
  • Experience at management level demonstrating ability to deliver improvements to service users care through implementing change
  • Proven ability to work under time constraints
  • Substantial post registration experience including clinical leadership, team management.
  • Significant clinical experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for the patient group of the ward
  • change management experience
aptitdues and abilities Essential
  • Ability to use computer systems to a well-developed level (email, word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to motivate, enthuse and encourage innovation within the team through effective communication skills
  • ability to work in complex situations with many differing partners
  • Ability to travel within role between sites in a timely manner
  • ability to speak welsh

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