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Band 6 Clinical Team Leader - Bath

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you enthusiastic?

Are you able to deliver high quality nursing care?

Can you demonstrate excellent leadership skills at both team and service level?

Are you keen to develop your skills and CV further?

Are you are passionate about providing high quality care as part of a skilled multi-disciplinary team?

We are looking for experienced staff that are motivated to;
  • Be part of new developments, and be at the forefront of planning, implementing and evaluating quality improvement plans.

Sycamore Ward requires outward thinking and innovative approaches from our staff whilst remaining committed to maintaining safety.

We believe in recovery and hope and we want all of our service users in our service to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives.

We strive to provide Service User centred care whilst fostering hope, empowerment and choice. This is an exciting challenge in a secure setting that's calling for outward thinking and innovative approaches from our staff.

If you are interested in working in a compassionate and inventive way and supporting the existing teams in further developments this could be the post for you. Or if you are curious and want to know more please get in touch.

Main duties of the job

To provide, and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to service users, in accordance with up-to-date evidence-based professional practice and AWP policies.

To provide clear clinical leadership to Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants working on the ward. Ensure the continuity of care for service users and full implementation of Trust policies. To supervise Band 5 staff and below in developing, implementing and assessing individual programmes of care. An integral part of the role is to undertake appraisals, clinical supervision and teaching. Responsible for specific management duties within the ward, which are commensurate with their grade, you will be expected to provide general management in the absence of the Ward Manager.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Sycamore Ward is a mixed acute admission ward. It has15 beds and provides acute short term care with an ethos of recovery, supporting those who are acutely unwell through to preparing for discharge.

Job description Job responsibilities

To carry out clinical practice within the designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided. This will include:
  • Undertaking a comprehensive, patient-focused, nursing assessment and prepare care plans in consultation with the service user to provide the best nursing care
  • Carry out clinical audit to evaluate and improve clinical services in partnership with service users
  • Ability to administer medicine within relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, MHA 1983. Ensure all others apply these, to support safe practice.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant mental Health legislation.
  • Be familiar with the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives. Recognise own competencies and to address any limitations to ensure safe practice.
  • To implement and encourage others to implement research-based practice.
  • Supervise junior and unqualified staff
  • Implementation of care and rehabilitation programme
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of care provided in partnership with users
  • Ability to undertake risk assessment and develop risk management strategies for individual service users

To use own specialist skills, knowledge and resources to provide mentoring opportunities for staff within designated areas and promote positive attitudes towards mental health.

To maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that practice reflects best practice, remains evidence based, is current and responsive to meet changing patient and NHS service needs, as outlined in the NHS Plan (2000).

To make best use of available workforce resources based on agreed staffing models ensuring provision of best care possible. Implement and abide by Trust and Service Policies in regard to the security of the building/clients, to ensure safe practice and protection of clients, staff, visitors and members of the general public

Person Specification Valid NMC Registration Essential
  • Registered under the relevant part of the NMC register
  • Not currently under fitness to Practice investigation by the NMC
Relevant Skills Essential
  • Nursing Assessment Skills
  • Medication Management Skills
  • Risk Assessment Skills
  • Mental State Assessment Skills
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Safeguarding Knowledge and how to report concerns
  • Ability to build therapeutic relationships with Service users
  • De-escalation Skills
  • Collaborative Working with the MDT
  • PMVA trained
  • Previous experience of mentoring students
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Trained in CBT, DBT or other therapy/intervention
Experience at Band 5 Level Essential
  • Must have been a registered Nurse for at least 18 months
  • Experience working as UNIC
Leadership Qualities Essential
  • Ability to influence
  • Enthusiasm for the role
  • Good communicatior
  • Ability to drive or support change
  • Ability to promote Quality and high standards
  • Previous experience of teaching

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