The successful candidate with the support of their leadership team will improve the lives of people with mental ill health by minimising the impact of their condition through effective leadership, management and service development to enable the delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and well-being for all service users.
The team operates across Aysgarth/Lustrum Vale in Stockon on Tees to meet the needs of the local population who present with mental health need. The team provide assessment and intervention for people who have mild through to severe and enduring needs as well as providing organic assessment and treatment.
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.
This is an exciting time to join the team at a point of ongoing development linked to the mental health transformation agenda.
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 take steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring that patients who lack mental capacity remain at the centre of decision-making and are fully safeguarded.
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.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Current Professional Registration in health or social care
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
- Clinical Supervisor
- Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area
- 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
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Demonstrable leadership or management experience
- Detailed understanding of Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
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