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Team Leader - Perinatal Mental Health

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Per Annum Inc
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, energetic and clinically confident clinician into a Team Leader's role. The post holder will have overall management responsibility for the delivery of care within an integrated community perinatal service, in accordance with Trust policies and procedures. The post holder will lead a team of professional and support staff in the delivery of high quality evidence-based practice, ensuring that regular supervision and appraisal take place.

The post holder will be familiar with Perinatal community standards, governance and performance structures and confident in partnership work with other agencies such as Children and Family Social Services, Midwifery and Obstetric teams, CMHTs, Health Visitors and the Voluntary sector.

You will display excellent clinical knowledge and skilled practice in women with mental health disorders in the perinatal period. You will provide consistently skilled judgments in clinical work. You need to have experience of working in a richly diverse inner city Borough and have the understanding of theopportunities challengesthat this brings.

There is an expectation that the post holder will place the needs of services users at the centre of care delivery. The post holder will carry our clinical and managerial procedures to a standard that ensures safe and effective care, and complies with the relevant codes of Professional Conduct. The post holder will have a person-centred approach to practice.

Main duties of the job

Management of care and practice

Management of Financial and Material Resources

Management of Clinical Standards

Management of Human Resources

Management of Information and Communication

Management of the Environment

About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) provide the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK as well as substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. We work closely with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London and are part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. There are very few organisations in the world that have such wide-ranging capabilities working with mental illness. Our scope is unique because it is built on three major foundations: care and treatment, science and research, and training.

By coming to work at SLaM, you will gain experience of being part of an organisation with a rich history and international reputation in mental health care. You will have access to professional development and learning opportunities, and have the chance to work alongside people who are world leaders in their field. SLaM delivered more than 14,000 training experiences in 2014; providing an extensive range of learning opportunities for staff at all levels. In addition, our working relationship with King's Health Partners allows those working at the Trust to get involved in academic research.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Ensure that all clinical practice is developed using up to date evidence base, ensuring that all staff have the appropriate skill base and supporting mechanisms to access training to work with the service user group.
  • To provide assessment, care and treatment as a care co-ordinator to women held on the perinatal caseload.
  • Ensure team finances are managed within allocated budget, including recruitment of staff.
  • All absences, bank and agency are managed within budget and Trust guidelines.
  • Communicate to all staff how they can contribute to the efficient management of financial and material resources.
  • Set, monitor and evaluate overall standards of care and practice in the team in liaison with the Clinical service lead and Service Manager, Professional Advisors, and other agencies.
  • Ensure that all practices and interactions in the team are based on the preservation and respect of service users dignity, individual and cultural identity, wishes (whenever possible) and are in accordance with the maintenance of individuals independence.
  • Maintain the efficient use of staffing resources in the team, ensuring that staffing levels are safe, appropriate and contain the necessary skill mix, but recognising and supporting Improving Working Lives within the confines of a safe service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse-Mental Health or other professional registration such as Occupational Therapy & Psychology
  • Mentorship Course (or other relevant teaching/assessment course)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Master level qualification
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of managing clinical practice in a mental health service
  • Experience of implementing and monitoring standards of care
  • Experience of providing clinical and managerial supervision
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of working with pregnant and postnatal women and of using a variety of models and approaches to care
  • Experience of implementing significant changes in working practices
Knowledge adn Skills Essential
  • Specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence based practice.
  • Understanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental ill-health.

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