Team Manager Exeter Liaison Psychiatry

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are looking for a Band 7 Team Manager who can bring the skills, experience and enthusiasm required to effectively lead and manage others in order to meet the needs of people referred to the Liaison Psychiatry service.

Liaison Psychiatry is the branch of psychiatry that specialises in the interface between medicine and psychiatry.

Liaison Psychiatry Services nationwide are currently experiencing significant investment and we are in the privileged position in Devon of being able to further enhance and develop our already well-established Liaison Psychiatry services.

Main duties of the job

Liaison Psychiatry accept referrals from the District General Hospital (RDUH) via the in-patient wards and the Emergency Department. These include requests for specialist mental health assessment and interventions to people of all ages from 18 to end of life. The mental health presentations of those accessing our services are varied and include self-harm as well as both functional & organic mental illness.

We provide a 7 day per week in-and-out-of-hours comprehensive service to patients, clinicians and carers.

We are seeking a visionary and motivated individual to join us at this exciting time, promoting dynamic and innovative ways of working.

You will have a key role in contributing to the leadership of the service and you will provide line management supervision as well as overseeing all operational aspects of the service. The role will have a clinical component alongside operational management.

You will need experience in clinical practice, supervision and operational line management, including HR processes. Working with other agencies, as part of the wider MDT is an important aspect of this role.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Role Details

Job Title:Liaison Psychiatry Team Manager


Directorate:Specialist Directorate

Department:Liaison Psychiatry

Base:Wonford House / Royal Devon University Hospital

Responsible To:Liaison Psychiatry Service Manager

Role Purpose

The post holder will be responsible for the effective operational management of the CORE24 Exeter Liaison Psychiatry (LP) team including line management of staff, financial and performance management. They will use effective leadership, change management and team building skills to monitor, evaluate and develop the service provided.

They will also have direct clinical contact, though this will be reduced.

Job Purpose

Service Delivery & resource management

In partnership with the team consultant psychiatrist, be responsible and accountable for the operational service delivery of the LP team

Be responsible for the management of LP resources to deliver services which meet the required financial performance and quality standards, working effectively with the LP senior management team as required.

Monitor and deliver Health & Social Care performance standards through team dashboards

Agree and implement a budget plan to support the service plan

Devise and implement performance and workforce management arrangements.

Service Design & Development

Working as a key member of the LP Senior Management team to:-

Actively contribute to the design, development and implementation of the service model and delivery specification for the service, based on evidence and best practice guidance within commissioned standards.

Ensure compliance with commissioning standards including response times and the delivery of or referral to appropriate clinical pathways.

Practice quality & workforce development

Ensure compliance with CQC registration and patient safety requirements.

Ensure all individuals receiving services are safeguarded from any harm.

Promote a continuous team and service improvement ethos, challenging traditional methods of core delivery, managing innovation and appropriate change within the team.

Line Management responsibilities

Ensure that all staff are appropriately supervised and appraised and that opportunities for Continuous Professional Development are identified and maximized

Take responsibility for the selection, appointment and retention of team members.

Operationally manage staff attendance, sickness and annual leave for the team

Prioritise own workload and the work of the team

Ensure safe and effective staffing levels

Establish and maintain a free flow of information and communication with staff, including chairing team meetings e.g. governance meetings

Take responsibility for the staffing rota/Health Roster

Additional Responsibilities

Additional LP Senior Management governance responsibilities as required

Management of the teams overall demand and capacity

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of managing a busy caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems.
  • Substantial experience of working at a senior clinical level.
  • Providing clinical supervision and managing staff.
  • Budget management.
  • Setting up or working within a new service.
Qualifications Essential
  • A professional mental health qualification to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to specialism;
  • Management qualification and/or Management experience;
  • Training to level 3 in Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competencies for Health Care staff.

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