Our clients in West London are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 7 Senior Practitioner or Social Worker to join their Mental Health Integrated Network (MINT) Management Service.
Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
The post holder will lead and monitor the performance and care delivery of the nursing staff in the MINT team; ensuring local professional leadership. They will participate in review of clinical policies and guidelines relevant to the area and support and implement changes to practice. Additionally, they will liaise with other organisations and professionals to promote communication and good practice; be able to undertake audit activity and supervision to other staff in service area/care group. They would need to have an understanding of psychosocial interventions to include psycho-education, wellness recovery action plans and discharge planning.
The post holder will also be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for a small and defined caseload; and maintaining associated records.
In addition the post holder will be responsible for supporting the team manager in providing effective leadership within a clinical team providing a high quality service within the resources available within a defined geographical area.
The post holder will support the team manager in specifically delivering on the following key areas:
To coordinate and lead team functioning with particular focus on:
Management of referrals including delivery of care
Performance monitoring and management of the staff team
Providing line management and supervision of staff.
To deliver a service within the agreed financial envelope ensuring maximum value in terms of clinical and cost effectiveness.
Ensure that a culture of effective risk management is present in the team
To carry a clinical caseload as agreed with team manager and service manager and to take a lead on management of complex cases and supporting staff in management of such cases.
To ensure that the team functions in line with the care group core business.
To coordinate recruitment and selection of staff within the team, leading on decisions as designated by the team manager and service manager.
To respond to SIs as appropriate and support any subsequent investigation
To respond to Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children investigations as appropriate
To respond promptly to complaints
To respond to communications regarding team issues
To ensure equality and diversity is considered in all aspects of the team’s business.
At all times supporting the Trust’s reputation and that of all senior colleagues, maintaining a positive attitude with strong commitment to results.
To promote and display via personal actions support for the Trust’s key policies on Equality and Diversity, Exemplar Employer and use of the recovery orientated approach for people with longer term problems
Deputises for Team Manager as and when required.