Clinical Team Leader

West London NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Clinical Team Leader you will be will be supervising the Band 5, 3 And Band 2. You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care; and ensure that all the associated records well maintained. You will work closely with a highly specialised Multi-professional team in looking after Male Service Users in a Medium Secure Facility within a Forensic setting. You will participate in a dynamic care assessment pathway for individual service users by delivering a person-centred approach care to promote their well-being. This is achieved by having assessment wards, a medium dependency, a high dependency and three rehabilitation wards, all within this secure environment. You will have the opportunity to share your experience by working across the varieties of wards. You will have the opportunity to develop all the essential skills required to further your career. You will also assist in leading and monitoring the performance and work of the nursing staff; supervising the work of the student nurses. You will take on duties of Unit Coordinator within the Men's Medium Secure facility.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive individuals who want to gain specialist skills and establish their careers as a Clinical Team Leader. We are passionate about the care that we provide to our service users and now looking for dedicated professionals to support the life changing work that we do in the Men's Medium Secure wards. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Forensic Service as we continued to maintain and build up on our national ratings and performance. If you are keen and highly motivated, then this role will guide you towards enhancing your personal and professional development whilst making a real difference to our service users.

About us

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.

The regulations mandating vaccination for in-scope roles in the NHS have now been removed. The Trust does however continue to encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. Vaccination data will be collected by our recruitment team during your on-boarding if you are happy to provide a copy of your COVID pass.

Job description Job responsibilities
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Communication (Core Dimension 1, Level 3)

  • 1.1 To develop and maintain communication with individuals or groups of patients, carers, and staff about difficult or complex matters, overcoming any problems in communication in a difficult situations.

    This involves:
    • To communicate with people in a manner which:
    • is consistent with their level of understanding, culture, background and preferred ways of communicating
    • acknowledges the purpose of the communication
    • is appropriate to the context
    • encourages their participation
    • respond to communication of any kind from them
    • To improve communication through:
    • changing the environment
    • changing the methods of communicating
    • modifying the content and structure of communication
    • reflects on the barriers to effective communicatio
    • To confirm that you have accurately interpreted communications
    • To provide feedback to other staff on their communication at appropriate times
    • To maintain accurate patient record, and staff records consistent with legislation and, policies and procedures.
    • To maintain confidentiality during communication consistent with Trust policy and legislation; gaining any necessary authorisation for releasing information prior to doing so.
    • To identify the range of people likely to be involved in the communication, any potential communication difference and relevant contextual factors
  • Personal Development and Development of Others (Core Dimension 2, Level 3)
    • To develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of others

    This involves:
    • To take responsibility for own continuing professional development and performance and maintaining own portfolio in accordance with registration requirements
    • To identify own development needs in relation to current practice and future plans; setting personal development objectives in the context of the Trust appraisal system
    • To attend relevant courses and in-house learning opportunities
    • To mentor student nurses and junior staff. Helping others to identify:
    • their current level of knowledge and skills
    • their learning needs and preferences
    • good practice
      • To reflect on application of knowledge and skills by seeking/providing informal and formal feedback through:
    • Clinical Supervision
    • Reflective practice groups.
      • To contribute to developing the workplace as a learning environment.
      • To reflect on and evaluate how well you are applying knowledge and skills to meet current and emerging work demands and the requirements of the KSF outline.

  • Health, Safety and Security (Core Dimension 3, Level 3)
    • To promote, monitor and maintain best practice in health, safety and security of self and others in own work area

    This Involves:
    • To identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and how best to manage these risks
    • To undertake work activities and related training as defined in Trusts health and safety policies and procedures; and legislation
    • To monitor work areas and practices to ensure they are free from hazards and to take necessary action in relation to risks.
    • To make sure that colleagues know where you are during work hours
    • To summon immediate help for any emergency and taking the appropriate action to contain it.
    • To report any issues/incidents in the workplace that may put health, safety and security at risk.
    • To support others in maintaining health, safety and security.
    • To identify how health, safety and security can be improved and take action to put this into effect.

  • Service Development (Core Dimension 4, Level 3)
    • To appraise, interpret and apply suggestions, recommendations and directives to improve services

    This involves:
    • To apply legislation and the Trusts policies and procedures correctly in own work

    4.3 Identifying:

    - how to contribute effectively to service evaluation

    - own potential role within evaluations

    4.4 To evaluate own and team work as agreed accurately completing the relevant documentation (e.g. clinical audits, patient satisfaction surveys etc.)

    4.5 To make constructive suggestions as to how services can be improved in own area of work

    4.6 To seek appropriate support to make changes that are beyond own role or competence.

    4.7 To maintain and sustain direction, policies and strategies until they are firmly embedded in the culture inspiring others with value and a vision for the future whilst acknowledging traditions and background.

    4.8 To enable and encourage others to:
    • understand and appreciate the influences on services and the reasons why improvements are being made
    • offer suggestions, ideas and views for improving services and developing direction, policies and strategies.
    • alter their practice.
    • share achievements.
    • challenge traditions.
      • To evaluate with others the effectiveness of service improvements and agree that further action is required to take them forward.

  • Quality (Core Dimension 5, Level 3):
    • To contribute to quality improvement

    This involves:
    • To understand your role and its scope and identifying how this may develop over time
    • To prioritise own workload and organising and carrying out own work effectively; identifying and managing any risks to quality
    • To keep up-to-date with developments in quality in own and associated areas
    • To evaluate the quality of own and others work and making necessary improvements
    • To raise quality issues and related risks with relevant people
    • To lead others in understanding how their practice should change to improve quality and supporting them in doing so
    • To re-evaluate quality following change to ensure changes have been made.
    • To take the appropriate action when there are persistent quality problems
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights (Core Dimension 6, Level 3):
    • To promote peoples equality, diversity and rights

    This involves:
    • To interpret the rights and responsibilities of people consistent with the letter and spirit of the law, the Trusts policies and professional standards
    • To generate and sustain relationships that maintain and promote human dignity, rights and responsibilities
    • To challenge behaviour, which infringes the rights of others and supporting those who need assistance in exercising their rights
    • To identify and take action to address discrimination and oppression
    • To recognise dilemmas in the promotion of rights and developing appropriate ethical solutions
    • To reflect on and challenge assumptions and ways of working by self and others
  • Promotion of Health & Well-Being (Specific Dimension HWB 1, Level 1)
    • To contribute to promoting health and well-being and preventing adverse effects on health and well-bein

    This includes:
    • To identify factors which have a positive and negative affect on health and well-being and how it can be promoted and adverse effects prevented.
    • To enable people to view health and well-being as a positive aspect of their lives.
    • To enable people to be involved in activities and make their own decisions about them consistent with peoples views and beliefs.
    • To undertake planned activities with people with their agreement and consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
    • To record and report back fully on the activities undertaken and alert others in the team to any issues that arise during these activities
  • Assessment of Individuals Care Needs (Specific Dimension HWB 2, Level 4)
    • To assess complex health and well-being needs and develop, monitor and review care-plans to meet those need

    This involves:
    • To explain clearly to people:
    • own role and its scope
    • own responsibilities
    • own accountability
    • the information that will be obtained and stored in records
    • with whom this information might be shared
    • what is involved in the assessment
      • To respect individuals privacy, dignity, wishes and beliefs, minimising any unnecessary discomfort and encouraging full participation in the assessment.
      • Obtaining:
    • informed consent to the assessment process
    • information on peoples needs and the overall context in which they live
      • Using assessment methods and processes of reasoning which:
    • balance additional information against the overall picture of the individuals needs to confirm or deny developing hypotheses
    • are capable of justification given the available information at the time
    • are likely to result in the optimum outcome
      • To interpret all of the information available and making a justifiable assessment of peoples health and well-being, related needs and risk consistent with level of accountability and relevant legislation.
      • To refer people to other practitioners when their needs are beyond own role or scope of practice.
      • To appropriately collate and structure data on health and wellbeing and related needs and making it available to relevant people.

    Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Registered on the NMC register, parts RN3, RNMH and RN4.
    • Evidence of accredited courses in mental health practice or related career pathway and willing to progress to degree level (III).
    • Mentorship Qualification.
    • Mandatory Training up-to-date.
    • Non-Medical Prescriber

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