As a Clinical Team Leader you will possess excellent communication skills, leadership skills and evidenced based clinical skills, providing high quality holistic, research based, non-judgmental patient centred care at all times.
In this role you will be clinically responsible for providing nursing assessments, when appropriate, of referred patients to determine the suitability for acute mental health nursing intervention. Additionally, you will be responsible for the immediate management and clinical supervision of all junior staff throughout each span of duty. You will work collaboratively with medical staff and other health professionals to support the delivery of patient care. Ultimately, you will provide effective leadership and management to staff to promote high performance standards, both individually and as a team, in order to achieve the Trusts objectives and priorities.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will assess, plan and implement care, and provide specialist nursing advice and carry out specialist nursing procedures in the agreed care group. They will provide clinical and managerial leadership to junior staff, providing supervision to junior staff and students. They will assist the Ward Manager in ensuring the effective running of the ward.
West London NHS Trust provides a range of mental health, community health and social care services. We provide high quality safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we serve. We believe that working with us is not just a job, its a career, where your ideas are listened to, your skills and successes are valued and recognised and the patient is at the heart of everything you do.
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder is responsible for the holistic assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care for clients with Mental Health needs referred to the service. At all times upholding and teaching the Recovery model and reminding mindful of all physical health needs and social inclusion ensuring that anti stigma is upheld.
The post holder works under the overall supervision of the Ward Manager, but is required to undertake the duties of the post without direct supervision. They are required to teach of other nursing and non-nursing staff allocated to their particular area. The post holder is designated as the person to take charge regularly in the absence of the Ward Manager, with prior agreement with that person, undertaking defined managerial responsibility for the ward. In addition, the post holder will be expected to take a key role as lead on the clinical practice within the area, will demonstrate good leadership skills whilst ensuring robust standards of care are in place, including physical, mental health and social needs ensuring these are implemented and evaluated.
Patients, relatives, carers and other staff will find the post holder flexible, approachable, helpful and co-operative with other staff, upholding the ethos of good customer care at all times with an awareness of own attitude at all times.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RMN Part III
- Evidence of further postregistration relevant training /ongoing academic study relevant to area of practice
- Extensive experience working with relevant client group
- Supervision and appraisal of nurses and students
- Understanding and competent in recognising and implementing Safeguarding Policy
- Experience of multi- agency/professional working
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the Mental Health legislation or social care legislation relevant, its application and use in practice.
- Demonstrate an ability to liaise and work cooperatively with Carers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of risk together with an ability to evaluate and contain risk with reference to the individual, staff and carers.
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