Clinical Lead

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced senior mental health clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join an exciting newly commissioned service?

The Clinical Leads will provide expert advice, line management, clinical leadership, caseload management, supervision and training to the team and will be responsible for ensuring the consistent provision of high quality mental health care to people in mental health crisis in the community.The post holder will work closely with the Team Managers to ensure the effective management and development of the service. This an exciting time to join the team as we continue to grow and develop to deliver a high quality mental health response to people in crisis.

The Clinical Leads will provide direct patient care to people in their home/ Crisis Hub who are acutely mentally ill and who do not require immediate physical health care. The post holder will be responsible for the rapid response to referrals, face to face assessment and gate keeping of admissions to hospital and facilitating discharge from in-patient services once the risk to the individual or others has decreased. The post holder will also be expected to undertake urgent front line assessments from GP's and other referrers such as police, ambulance and local authority and make clinical decisions around appropriate care pathways.

This is a full time post, working 13 long days/nights over a 4 week period.

Main duties of the job

o Nurses/practitioners working within the Hub, HTT and Helpline require a high level of oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, self-awareness and empathy in all communications.o You will contribute to the team and engage with a wide range of stakeholders including staff, services users, carers, general public, third sector agencies, GP's, 111 serviceso You will communicate and relate with a range of employees of the Trust, visitors, service users, carers, students, members of the public and other agencies with a professional and sensitive approach using a variety of communication and customer service methods - at all times maintaining professional boundaries.o You will receive phone calls, recording messages accurately, liaising with other administrative, call handlers and health professionals ensuring that suitable action is taken. Effectively use the phone system to answer & redirect calls, plus wrap-up a sessiono You will use email applications such as Microsoft Outlook and NHS Mail in order to send, receive and distribute email correspondence appropriately and in accordance with the Trust's Acceptable Use of Information and IT - Policy and Guidance.o You will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of effective team working within a multi-disciplinary team. Have the ability to adapt and use initiative as the need arises.o Contribute to the safe and effective day to day operations of the service including the handling of clinical enquiries

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications /Experience Essential
  • Professional qualification - RMN /OT / SW
  • Non Medical Prescriber or willing to work towards
  • Extension experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
Skills & Aptitude Essential
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment Skills
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and knowledge base underpinning crisis assessment and intervention
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and other mental health legislation

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