Clinical Team Leader

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Halifax, UK
18 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We're delighted you're looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We're very proud we were chosen as the 'best organisation' in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:
  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Band 6 RMN opportunities for acute in Calderdale and Kirklees BDU - Ashdale and Elmadale Halifax and Ward 18 Dewsbury

Clinical Team Leader

We are looking for an experienced mental health nurse to join our inpatient teams on acute wards for adults of working age. You will be working the acute wards within Calderdale and Kirklees BDU.

You will be working on acute wards for adults of working age, in an environment where excellent communication skills are essential in gaining a clear understanding of our service users' particular issues, so to work collaboratively with them to support them in their recovery and care pathway. You will be friendly, approachable and professional with a confident and capable approach that will instil confidence in others. You will have a solution focused approach and a can do attitude and the ability to develop helpful and respectful relationships with service users, peers and MDT colleagues that foster teamwork and positive attitudes.

As a Clinical Team Leader on a busy inpatient unit, you will support the Ward Manager in the provision of high quality care for adults with a wide range of mental health problems. You will be confident, have good people skills and able to challenge tactfully and constructively and able to gain the respect and confidence of nursing, medical and MDT staff. You will act as a source of expertise to the nursing team, service users', and their carers and the MDT. You will have ample opportunity to build your skills in leadership, management and development of staff, supervision and appraisal responsibilities, acting as a positive role model and facilitating preceptorship with newly registered nurses. We would like you to have a mentorship qualification or be working towards this.

The successful candidate will be expected to work a 24hr shift system so to ensure clinical leadership is provided across the day and night. You will also be supported to gain invaluable experience and grow in confidence as part in our duty senior nurse rota, taking lead on site responsibility for the acute wards and older peoples wards. Applicants are encouraged to contact ward manages John Horsfall (Elmdale)on 0144 222904, Cate Martin (Ashdale) on 01422 222909 , Emma Spencer (Ward 18) on 01924 316734.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we'd be a good match for each other. If you're successful you'll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You'll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There's a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there's a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644081.

A couple of things to note - if you're shortlisted for interview we'll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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.

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