An opportunity has arisen within the Adult Mental Health Care Group for a Team Manager to work across the South of Tees managing the Middlesbrough and Redcar EIP Teams.
We are seeking a talented, dynamic individual with energy, drive and a high level of interpersonal skills to join the leadership team. The post holder will undertake a wide range of duties to support the Team and the Leadership team in the delivery of performance against a broad range of objectives and targets.
The ability to work under pressure both individually and as part of a team is important to ensure that deadlines are met. In order to achieve this, good organisational and interpersonal skills are essential.
You will be knowledgeable of the full range of mental health services and will have experience of management in a healthcare or related social care setting. You will be experienced in managing teams and individuals, in operational management and in the management of risk. You will be adept at working within multi-agency partnerships and in implementing and managing change.
You will be registered with a governing body and hold a management qualification.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering excellent mental health services and can support and enable the team to achieve their potential. Key responsibilities will include supervision and appraisal for the team, performance, recruitment and management of staff, ensuring that people have timely access to our services and receive treatment in line with our pathways. You will need to 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.
We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.
From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care, our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.
We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.
We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.
We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.
Job description Job responsibilities
Responsible for ensuring that the safety, privacy and dignity of all patients is maintained in the delivery of patient centred care, recognising and respecting differences including spiritual and cultural beliefs
Ensures that all staff act, wherever applicable, in accordance with the Mental Health Act and associated policies and procedures.
Responsible for ensuring that all staff recognise the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse and neglect, including poor clinical practice, report all such occurrences and take all reasonable steps to protect the patient.
Responsible for ensuring that all staff identify, and report concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.
Accountable for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained and delivered at all times in accordance with evidence-based practice by all members of the team.
Patients have a range of mental health conditions, may demonstrate behaviours that challenge and may have difficult family situations of relevance.
Provides clinical advice and direction on complex issues, as appropriate, to clinical staff in the team and staff from other disciplines and external organisations.
Informal enquiries to: Dr Jennifer Simpson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
- Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
- Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
- Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area.
- Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health in a community setting.
- Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
- Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
- Demonstrable leadership or management experience
- Use of the Trust's Quality Improvement system
- Significant evidenced based knowledge, to post-graduate level, of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
- Detailed understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act) and its application in practice.
- Detailed understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
- Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
- Budget Management and Financial Standing Instructions.
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