Team Leader

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Doddington, Cambridgeshire
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The permanent posts are eligible for a £1500 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £500 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible.

We invite you apply for The Mental Health Team Leader / Advanced Practitioner, North Memory Assessment Services (MAS).

This could be a Mental Health Nurse or of a relevant HCPC registered professional with appropriate experience. Leading teams for Huntingdon, Peterborough and Fenland that currently deliver assessment using remote technology and by exception home visits or clinic attendance. The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills to enable the services to flex with the changing requirements of offering dementia diagnosis. The Service model is closely aligned with MSNAP principles and has a high volume of referrals.

The team consists of Psychiatrists, Neurologist, Nurse practitioners, a Nurse consultant. There is close working with Psychology / Occupational Therapy and some co-location with the Alzheimer's society and social care. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in dementia and older people's care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to have a systematic approach and strong managerial skills in order to work effectively with staff who are geographically dispersed, MAS steering group in ongoing and peer support as well as regular supervision are in place.

There is a good track record in achieving national targets of diagnosis and has a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce. They will have secure clinical skills, including assessment for diagnosis. Non-medical prescribing would be an advantage.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • Work within the model of the NT(Neighbourhood teams), providing clinical leadership on the matters relating to mental health interventions.
  • Clinically supervise mental health practitioners within the NT and ensure that there is excellent communication and planning for mental health interventions across the NT and ICT
  • To promote the understanding of common mental health conditions and develop skills and knowledge in the wider neighbourhood team and with key partners.
  • Ensure systems are in place to receive and prioritise mental health referrals to the team and delegation to staff members with the level of skill and competence required to meet patient need.
  • Facilitate the assessment and care planning/ interventions for patients whose needs may frequently be complex and multi-factorial in nature, collaborating with the integrated team, Advanced Practitioners/ medical colleagues, social services and other stakeholders involved in the transfer of care.
  • Engage proactively with key stakeholders to identify patients who require supportive intervention and case management to prevent avoidable hospital admission and enable those individuals to remain in their own home environment.
  • Negotiate the timely transfer home for those patients whose presentation does not require them to remain within or the acute/community hospital environment.
  • Work in collaboration with the integrated neighbourhood team to provide information, prepare patients and their families/ carers for changes in the patients condition and actively encourage and support decision making and choice for end of life care including the use of fast track and CHC processes.
  • Prioritise and manage own workload to ensure responsive care/interventions by staff with the level of skill and competence to meet patient need and provide advice and support to team members regarding the care/ management plan.
  • Undertake assessments and reviews for appropriate patients; being responsible for ensuring case management plans are in place; have been delivered; and complete relevant documentation.
  • Ensure own leadership style facilitates effective communication, collaboration and motivation of staff and partners to achieve effective transfer of care.
  • To assess, receive and review data regarding patients who regularly attend/ are admitted to acute care, liaise with the patients; and relatives/ carers as appropriate.
  • Lead in the development of annual audit plans for the Mental Health component of the neighbourhood team.
  • Work collaboratively with the Team and professional leads to support professional and practice developments including CPFT Clinical Supervision framework
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act
  • It is a condition of employment that you are currently a registered professional and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.
  • To work with the area mental health manager and peer group to develop and maintain countywide management systems to demonstrate effective delivery of mental health care
  • To ensure the delivery of mental health services within neighbourhood teams including reviewing available resources as required.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of changes to modernisation and improve operational processes and delivery
  • Assist in leading person centred, performance focused approach to managing Integrated services
  • To be responsible for the management of and reporting on individual and team performance indicators and the development of remedial action plans as required
  • To undertake mandatory training as required by Trust policies Service
  • Work closely with the MDT and coordinators and Primary care networks, integrating working practices to streamline processes, share knowledge; and benefit patient experience, outcomes and flow.
  • To work, in conjunction with Mental Health peers to triage and allocate incoming referrals in line with service specifications.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Level 1/and or equivalent AHP qualification.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Management qualification
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrate effective liaison with care providers, voluntary and statutory partners.
  • Proven record of experience and achievement in mental health assessment, care of adults and older people
  • Evidence of effective leadership management in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of common mental health conditions effecting adults and older people.
  • Budget management
  • Managing across sites
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision.
  • Experience of clinical supervision and leadership
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Understands and adheres to the principles of confidentiality.
  • Accepts responsibility and professional accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional leads/ knowledge base and in partnership support staff appropriately
  • Able to utilise electronic patient records systm one
  • Secure knowledge of the indicators of dementia and its progression.
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems.
  • Encourages others to express themselves openly
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress.
  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and space for development
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check and takes constructive action and calms others down.

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