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Greenwich Home Treatment Team Manager, Band 7
Greenwich Home Treatment Team is a part of the mental health crisis services for the adult population in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with a 24 hour service provision to meet the needs of the residents of Greenwich.
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Mental Health Nurse to manage and lead the team. This post will be an exciting and challenging role for an individual who has proven management potential and a genuine desire to influence and lead clinical practice within the crisis mental health service area. This exciting opportunity is suitable for a Registered Mental Health Nurse with recent experience in an acute mental health setting at Band 6 or above. You should enjoy working within a busy and challenging environment, and must be able to work effectively under pressure. You will have a sound knowledge of mental illness and therapeutic interventions and competence in independent mental health assessment. You will be creative and innovative in your approach, and will work collaboratively with patients and their carers in the formulation of care and crisis plans. You must demonstrate ability to effectively liaise with other mental health teams, the local authority and emergency services.
The successful candidate will need to show good role modelling and strong clinical leadership skills by promoting a supportive and compassionate approach to service users. The team is actively involved in a number of quality improvement initiatives and will be part of the Trusts ongoing strive for excellence within modern Mental Health Services. This post holder must be an expert practitioner, and a source of expert advice to the GHTT, with overall responsibility for clients under the GHTT and operational management of the team on a day-to-day basis. The role also entails managing the duty roster to ensure spend is within the allocated budget. You will have responsibility for the supervision of staff and any other responsibilities as identified by the Borough Crisis Manager. You will deputise in the Manager’s absence.
In addition to the above an in-depth knowledge of the Care Programme Approach and the relevant experience of working and supervising staff within a multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal, and an understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983. HTT experience essential.
We are seeking to appoint a qualified RMN with with the relevant post qualifying experience in Mental Health Nursing and the relevant experience at a Band 6.
You will chair GHTT MDT meetings, Quality Meetings and other meetings as required for the effective running of the service. The post holder will have a small caseload of complex cases and will therefore require excellent assessment skills with the ability to complete within given timeframes and identify the most appropriate care pathway.
This senior clinician’s role will include timely and appropriate response to clients experiencing mental health crisis and ensuring robust assessment are carried out to determine safe and effective treatment plans are implemented. Your aim will be to improve patient experience utilising up to date knowledge and systems to accurately assess presenting clinical risks and needs. The post holder will be competent and confident in positive risk taking and will support other mental health practitioners to develop skills in positive risk taking that will promote patient autonomy and avoid admissions which are not supported by clinical need. The post holder will work to reduce admissions through effective screening of all admissions and signposting patients safely to other services including community MH services. The post holder will also provide clinical supervision and review PDR to band 6 nurses on the team.
Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Greenwich Mental Health Crisis Manager
0203 953 6340/ 6464.
If you have problems applying, contact
- 01322 625024