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Deputy Manager

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
High Wycombe
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for an Occupational Therapist (OT), Social Worker (SW) or Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) to work as a Deputy Team Manager in the Chiltern Adult Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The successful candidate will join the experienced and committed leadership team in providing dedicated clinical and managerial leadership to the team. There is a strong leadership team, incorporating both managers and Consultant Psychiatrists, which provides a dynamic and supportive environment from which to lead the wider team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute to the day-to-day management and operational processes within the team to ensure the safe and effective management of patient care across our service.

The successful applicant will be an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner who is passionate about working with mental health service users. The Chiltern CMHT is split into the West & East team to cover the South Bucks locality and both teams are busy, so the post holder will need the ability to demonstrate flexibility to meet competing demands whilst working under pressure. The role offers an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team to develop leadership skills, contribute to service development and service improvement. You will need to be highly skilled, hard-working, organised, be able to demonstrate excellent clinical practice, supervisory skills and experience of supporting junior team members. Experience of working in a community mental health setting is essential for this role.

The successful candidate will also be on the Duty Manager rota, which includes some evening and weekends or Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) rota if a qualified AMHP.

About us

The Chiltern CMHT provides high quality care and treatment for people with a wide range of mental health issues across the South Buckinghamshire. The multidisciplinary team incorporates RMNs, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Support Workers, Psychologists, Peer Support Workers, Individual Placement Support Employment workers, Pharmacy Technicians, Research Assistants and Mind Information Officers. We also have an excellent administration team.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

To work within the CMHT, to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as a senior practitioner within the team. To act as care coordinator within the Care Programme Approach, working with patients with particularly complex needs. To deputies for CMHT manager and /or community lead when required. Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

See attached JD/PS for full information.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Mental health experience
  • Leadership and management experience
  • research experience
  • Report writing
  • Experience of undertaking complaint or incident investigations
Qualifications Essential
  • SW, Mental Health Nurse or OT qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • Community mental health framework
  • Severe and enduring mental health need

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