We are seeking to recruit an aspiring Team Leader to take responsibility for clinical leadership and first line management for the Central and West Home Treatment Team. The post holder will work a shift pattern across the operating hours of the service which is 9am-9pm 7 days a week. The role will be held alongside a fellow Clinical Lead and Operational Lead within the HTT.
Main duties of the job
You will be responsible for providing leadership and ensuring that the care provided is safe, effective and supports service users and carers.
You will be able to reflect LSCFT values of being kind, respectful, working as part of a team and always learning. You should have at least 2 years' experience of working as a Band 6 and demonstrate evidence of leading teams & individuals through change.
Experience of working within the community Urgent Care pathway is desirable. You should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to supporting engagement with service users and carers to support service development.
You should be able to demonstrate evidence of care that facilitates a positive culture of patient engagement, a commitment to enhance the service user and carer experience and promote an environment that facilitates continued staff professional development.
You should be able to demonstrate effective, evidence based care management, risk assessment and leadership skills. You must have the ability to positively influence and adapt to a rapidly developing service that is able to meet the needs service users and carers.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
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Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with Post-registration experience and/or evidence of formal courses and training at post graduate diploma level
- Clinical Supervision Training
- Significant demonstrable post qualification experience at Band 6 level, or equivalent, working in a mental health / specialist setting or equivalent.
- Experience of developing, delivering and evaluating specialist programmes of care and risk management plans.
- Evidence of successful mentoring and/or supervision of junior members of staff including students.
- Evidence of improving service delivery in line with evidence based practice.
- Demonstrable experience of effective multi-disciplinary team working.
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills.
- Ability to manage highly stressful and emotive situations.
- Ability to develop, implement and evaluate specialist programmes of care and risk management plans.
- IT skills to record patient and organisational information and to write reports.
- Ability to lead effective and sustainable change.
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