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Clinical Lead-South Community Neighbourhood Mental Health Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Worcester City. 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. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 or existing Band 7 to join the leadership team.

37.5 hours Monday to Friday.

This role allows the possibility of hybrid working, you will be required to commute to the stated base 2-3 days per week but allowing you to based within any commutable distance for the remainder of your week. We would need to fit this around the service at interview.

In the Worcester City Neighbourhood Mental Health Team we strive to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our local communities.

We have incorporated a huddle into the daily functioning of the team which enables us to be focused on the recovery of the patient through a multidisciplinary approach, with expertise from doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, support workers & psychological therapies staff.

If you are passionate, self-motivated & looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of NMHTs then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

This post has been deemed by the Trust as eligible for relocation expenses which will be applicable for suitable successful candidate(s). Please see attached policy for more information

Main duties of the job

  • Will work as a key member and resource of the MDT core team.
  • You will have experience of working with this user group in community settings. You will have a registered qualification in mental health nursing, occupational therapy or social work.
  • The ability to work flexibly as the need of the service demands is essential.
  • Chair weekly MDT meetings, participate in professionals meetings, signpost to adjunct services depending on patient need.
  • Lead a Multidisciplinary team of professionals with compassion and integrity
  • Be a conduit to all adjunct services
  • Collaboration with PCN stakeholders
  • Provide senior leadership to MDT colleagues for your locality
  • Support and guidance to the carers of patients accessing the services

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health 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

  • Experience in a Band 6 or 7 as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, OT or Social Work (HCPC)
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Work as a member of a named Community Team in the assessment and management of vulnerable adults with complex mental health needs including those who find it difficult to sustain contact with mental health services.
  • Be accountable to the Team Manager and will support the Team Manager in the day to day operational and clinical management.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker
  • Evidence of post qualification training / studies
  • Teaching / Assessing qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act
  • Appreciation of performance management / quality issues
  • Understanding of the National agenda around care of patients with serious mental illness
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to prioritise workload of self and staff
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Professional & approachable
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience, with two years at senior level in Community Mental Health
  • Experience of working with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Evidence of delivering psychosocial / therapeutic interventions
  • Management and leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Risk management
  • Clinical supervision

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