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Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 395-AR70-19

Employer:
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Clinical Lead
Location:
Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford
Salary:
£37,570 - £43,772

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate for a creative and dynamic Band 7 RMN to join our Older Adults Home Treatment Team.

 

The service provides an integrated and coordinated system of mental health care to service users in a mental health crisis, for whom the only alternative would be admission to hospital. This specialist team consists of Health & Social Care professionals and covers the 4 London boroughs of NELFT therefore applicants must be able to drive and work unsocial hours, weekends and bank holidays.

 

The successful candidate will have proven experience in working with Older Adults with complex mental health needs and excellent skills in clinical leadership, as well as a varied professional experience in mental health.

 

The post holder will need to demonstrate the ability to work within a Home Treatment model and be able to demonstrate positive risk taking ensuring that service users are always offered a realistic alternative to acute mental health admission.

 

The team gatekeep all mental Health admissions for Older Adults and therefore excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act are essential.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

    1. Provide a range of intervention and assessment of patients, including those with multiple pathologies and complex mental health needs, taking into consideration assessment of the patient’s physical/cognitive/perceptual skills to identify the patient’s abilities and areas of difficulty.

 

    1. To deputise when required in the absence of the Team/Service Lead and delegate appropriately to more junior members of staff, support workers and rehabilitation assistants as appropriate.

 

    1. To ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting, assessing and controlling risk and ensuring residual risks are added to the Trust register.

 

    1. Provide specialist clinical advice to other team members on the suitability of various assessments and intervention methods where appropriate.

 

    1. To participate and take a lead role in the development of an effective team and the development of productive working relationships throughout the Trust.

 

    1. To facilitate the development of a positive and ‘supportive’ team culture by taking responsibility for dealing effectively with potential conflict.

 

    1. Have specialist knowledge in the field of older adults mental health in order to carry out assessments and interventions which are underpinned by relevant theoretical approaches whilst ensuring regular evaluation of the care plan.

 

    1. To oversee decisions made by the team in the day to running of the service and escalate any complex / high risk issues to the team manager.

 

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

 

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

 

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

 

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the Team Manager Laura Hubbard

 

laura.hubbard@nelft.nhs.uk

 

0300 555 1022




As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments in a mix of state of the art and historic buildings
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice car scheme, the MyTrustBenefits discount scheme, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership and a range of ambassadorial roles
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics.

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In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

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By applying for this post you are agreeing to NELFT NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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