Mental Health Team Lead

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at HMP Peterborough as the Lead of the Mental Health Team. We are looking for a highly motivated registered mental health nurse with both clinical and leadership skills. You will lead a multidisciplary team delivering mental health and perinatal mental health services.

HMP Peterborough is a local Category B prison. It is England's only dual purpose-built prison for men and women, including a mother and baby unit, who are kept separate at all times. The prison is located in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and accommodates up to 360 female and 868 adult male prisoners.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will provide leadership for the mental health team, including the implementation of systems and processes that will support service delivery and staff within the team
  • The post holder will provide line management and clinical leadership within the
  • The post holder will support the implementation of key strategic priorities across the mental health
  • The post holder will drive clinical changes in service
  • The post holder will work closely with other clinical leads and colleagues from partner organisations to implement integrated care pathways and sustainable models of care across organisational boundaries to optimise resource utilisation
  • The post holder will ensure that team members are able to contribute to the development and implementation of NHFT Operational
  • The post holder will lead the appraisal process within the team and facilitate all team processes that encompass all HR functions, including the monitoring of sickness absence and ensuring grievance and disciplinary matters are highlighted and addressed where appropriate
  • The post holder will ensure clinicians are supported to achieve commissioning targets and to develop, implement and evaluate service improvement plans within areas of responsibility

About us

As a health and wellbeing organisation here at team NHFT we are dedicated to continually innovate and strive to make a difference to our community and those working for our Trust, we aim to serve the people of Northamptonshire and surrounding areas with safe, quality care. We deliver this from an understanding of our local healthcare needs, economy and the changing demands of our community.

Our mission, making a difference for you, with you was chosen by our staff and stakeholders. It means in everything we do and through every service we provide, we want to make a positive difference in people's lives - for those we care for, those we work with and those who work with us. Everyone is part of our team.

Our core strategy is to be an employer of choice, a great place to work and be known for a diverse and inclusive culture whose staff feel valued. We provide a range of NHS services including physical, mental health and specialty services provided in hospital settings and out in the community within schools, GP clinics and patients own homes.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will lead, manage, and support the mental health multidisciplinary team within the healthcare ensuring the delivery of high quality, effective and efficient services to patients using a trauma informed model, within HMP Peterborough The post holder will lead on developing integrated pathways to support a seamless service delivery built around the patients needs.

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Knowledge and experience Essential
  • Leadership experience
  • Registered mental health nurse
  • Training/experience/knowledge of psychological interventions
  • Line management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Prison knowledge and experience
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Leadership behaviours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Motivational skills
  • Team working

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