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Band 7 Team Lead

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Senior Nurse to take on the role of Home intervention Team (HIT) Lead and become part of the well-established CAMHS Eating Disorder Service.

The HIT offer intensive intervention to young people and their families who are currently receiving support through our core eating disorders team.The aims are; to prevent admission to inpatient care, facilitate early discharge from inpatient care, support patients with complex co-morbid needs (such as neuro-developmental disorder) and ensure safe and effective monitoring of patients who are deemed high risk due to their physical or psychological needs.

You will work within a diverse MDT alongside external stakeholders such a local paediatric teams and staff.

You will be integral in maintaining and promoting a compassionate, responsive, and enthusiastic team. The role will consist of many duties, including the clinical and operational supervision of the team, providing clinical oversight and ensuring a high quality and effective service is maintained. You will be integral in leading on the HIT service development plans and connecting with wider stakeholders.

You will be key in representing the service in key forums and ensuring the reputation of the team and quality of service we provide is upheld.

Main duties of the job

- To clinically lead and manage a multi disciplinary home intervention team in providing high quality and responsive treatment and care for young people and families impacted by an eating disorder, using clinically informed therapeutic models and established guidelines

- To perform and monitor comprehensive assessments of clients/service users needs. Take continuous management responsibility for the delivery of care needs of young people with eating disorders in their homes and on paediatric wards

- To lead on the continuing development of the home intervention team in providing and coordinating robust supervision, support, and CPD.

-To liaise with internal and external stakeholders and maintain a progressive vision for the team; to ensure a collaborative and close working relationship with the core Eating Disorder Team.

-Responsible for effectively managing the financial resource, including budget management for the relevant service area, including alerting managers to resource issues and the effect of these on service delivery

-To ensure robust processes and clinical governance is in place to uphold a quality, effective and safe service

-To hold a small caseload of patients to support alignment with the evidence base and to support the cohesion of the core eating disorder service and HIT.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Level 1 or 2; registered in mental health
  • Degree or Equivalent
  • Post Registration Qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development within the last 12 months
  • Hold an NMC approved mentoring qualification or willingness to work towards
  • Leadership or Management Qualification or willingness to work towards
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience as a senior nurse in relevant area of practice
  • Experience of clinically supervising and/or managing team members
  • Experience of resource management in relation to service development/ providing high quality care
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working in an eating disorders field

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