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Clinical Team Leader

Job Reference: 351-MH748(C)-EJ

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Garburn House, Westmoreland General Hospital, Kendal
£37,570 - £43,772 per ann

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites.

South Lakes CMHART (Community Mental Health Assessment and Recovery Team) is seeking a Clinical Team Leader. This a 30 hour 12month temporary contract to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will be either a Nurse, Social worker or OT with the requisite professional registration.


The ideal candidate will bring leadership and people management skills and will work in partnership with the Team Leader, Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Psychological Therapists. This Leadership Group will work to their strengths and skills using job planning and peer support to ensure the CMHART is safe and well-led.


We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering excellent mental health services and can support the team to achieve their potential. The CMHART works towards a Recovery Model and has clear care pathways.


Key responsibilities will include supervision and appraisal for staff, budget management, recruitment and management of staff, management of performance measures and ensure patients receive treatment in line with care pathway. You will be required to act as role model to junior colleagues and other professionals and be able to demonstrate a high level of decision making skills, as well as work independently, as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

You will be supported directly by senior colleagues and who will work alongside you to develop the service together.





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