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Team Leader Community Services

Job Type Temporary / Contract
Location Kempston, Bedford
Area Bedfordshire, England
Job Sector Registered general nurse
Start Date 1st February 2017 until 1st May 2017
Advertiser remoteapi
Job Ref TLCS-001
Job Views 94
·         To provide day to day operational and line management of a community nursing team, identifying and managing any risks with the support /direction of the locality manager.
·         To ensure the community nursing team delivers services in line with National & local organisational policies providing holistic, patient centred care.
·         To maintain clinical competence and credibility to enable provision of both professional and clinical supervision, skill development and support of yourself and your team members.
·         To work with colleagues, in an multi-disciplinary way for the benefit of patients requiring community nursing, towards key service and national objectives
·         To support the community nursing and wider community teams participating in out of hours on call rota.
·         To take the lead on the development of clinical practice and service delivery through supporting the operational manager within the organisations service development and governance frameworks.
·         Ensure that teams work closely with GPs and that practice gold standard meeting is attended.
·         Drive the quality agenda and ensure that the SEPT Quality strategy underpins all operational services
·         To enhance the provision of services for residential homes in the locality, ensuring support is in place with lead clinicians appointed to reduce unavoidable admissions.
·         To provide weekly assurance that the teams documentation is in place for all patients on the caseload
·         With the imminent development of locality based MDTs, provide Leadership for community therapists as part of the community Multi-Disciplinary Team, ensuring the therapy service/programme is delivered to quality standards, within budget and to agreed timescales while complying with current legislation, statutory regulations and professional codes of practice
·         Support the Locality Manager in implementing integrated working within the community teams for the locality and forming an MDT.
  • To build close working relationships with the locality GP’s, Local Authority and other key stakeholders.
  • To work in close collaboration with key stakeholders to implement the Provider Service Strategy for the locality.
  • To support the integration agenda and ensure teams move away from ‘silo’ working (integrate Community Matrons with District Nursing Teams).
·         Ensure all essential training required to perform the post is undertaken and be responsible for the staff’s uptake on mandatory training in accordance with the policy.
·         Develop and lead Clinical Supervision ensuring all staff in the locality have access to and regularly attend and participate in supervision.
·         To ensure locality services meet CQC requirements with particular regard to records management, ensuring the team maintain a high standard of both manual and computerised documentation.
·         Ensure delivery and monitoring of the service in accordance with the service specification and Provider Service Strategy.
·         Ensure the management of risks within the locality, taking appropriate mitigating action and ensuring the reporting of incidents in accordance with the policy.
·         To manage the service in accordance with SEPT policies and procedures and participates in development of Trust policies
·         Ensure that peer review and learning lessons is a priority in your team
·         Ensure that all Health and safety requirements are met (including the production of work place risk assessments and business continuity plans)
·         Take part in the Out of Hours Manager On Call rota
·         Develop and manage an effective team, aligned to SEPTs vision and values.
·         Manage staff in accordance with SEPT’s policies and procedures.
·         Lead on the recruitment and selection of staff for the Locality when vacancies exist and report vacancy levels when requested
·         Ensure the development and implementation of training needs analysis linked to service objectives.
·         Ensure the induction and probationary period management for all new staff
·         Take responsibility for own continuous professional development, maintaining a sound level of professional knowledge and competence in line with the Personal Development Plan agreed at annual appraisal. 
·         Ensure attendance at all mandatory and core training, ensuring staff take responsibility for compliance with the policy.
•      Ensure that there is appropriate appraisal and supervision within your team in line with organisational expectations
•      Manage resources in the locality within the allocated budget
•      Ensure that SEPT financial policies are adhered to, and that any suspected overspend against budget is escalated to senior managers in a timely manner
·         Work with the Senior Management team for Community Health Services Bedfordshire to identify cost savings and efficiencies whenever possible or appropriate
•      To articulate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•      To communicate complex information concisely to community nursing team
•      To ensure clear communication channels are maintained to both team and senior managers and that escalation requirements and channels are clear
•      To act as a resource and educator for patients, carers, families, team members, GP’s and other professionals within the MDT to provide and advise on evidence based practices, including effective health promotional aspects, in order to fulfil requirements of local and national guidelines thus ensuring best possible care for those requiring community nursing.
•      To use effective written and verbal communication in order to transfer sensitive patient/organisational/staff information to other healthcare professionals including GPs, practice nurses and physiotherapists and to patients and their carers and services within MCH
•      To promote the work of the Community Nursing Team to colleagues, other professions and Service users, in order to raise the profile of the team
·         Implement, manage and monitor systems to ensure team members maintain accurate and timely records in accordance with SEPT policy
·         Support staff to use electronic data systems, ensuring staff induction in these systems and training is robust.
·         To have overall responsibility for the maintenance of accurate nursing records for the patients within your team caseload.
·         Ensure that electronic and paper records (whilst still in use in some areas), ensuring that records are updated within 24hours.
·         Ensure patient pathways are in place to facilitate, effective discharge of patients from hospital, and the prevention of avoidable hospital admissions
•      Working as a senior member of the team to holistically assess, implement, evaluate and provide specialist community nursing care, including appropriate follow up, for patients in the community ensuring person centred, evidence based care with the aim of reducing unnecessary hospital admissions
•      To utilise and interpret assessment and diagnosis skills in order to ascertain and determine early diagnosis ensuring correct treatment regimens are instituted and maintained.
•      To provide the clinical and managerial lead on a day to day basis for the community nursing team providing a high standard of care to patients whilst maintaining a safe environment
•      To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your  own work including the management of patients in your care, ensuring a high standard of care, supporting more junior staff to do likewise, taking over the care of more complex cases where appropriate.
•      Ensure at all times a sound knowledge of drugs, side effects and contra-indications and have due regard for security and administration of these
The purpose of this job description is to outline levels of responsibility and accountability of this post, to ensure that all work undertaken by our staff is identified and lines of accountability are clear.
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and expects staff to have a commitment to equal opportunity policies in relation to employment and service delivery.
The post holder will have access to confidential data on staff and services within the Trust.  Failure to maintain confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action, which could ultimately lead to dismissal.
You will be required to assess all risks to your systems, processes and environment and contribute towards the clinical and corporate governance agenda as appropriate.
            You will be expected to produce work to a high standard and to promote quality at all times.
            You will be expected to keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy.  You must familiarise yourself with matters relating to Health and Safety management as they affect you personally and / or the Trust.
            You will be expected to participate in the staff appraisal scheme for staff you manage.
            You will be expected to keep yourself updated on all matters relating to Trust policy. 
            The above Job Description does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities.  The post holder will be expected to undertake additional duties as the requirements of the post change.
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is committed to a policy which discourages smoking and prohibits smoking on Trust property and on Trust business outside it.
The post holder is accountable and responsible for the prevention of healthcare associated infections by complying with all Infection Prevention & Control polices and procedures in line with legislation (Health Act 2006; Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections.)
To ensure compliance with all Trust policies, and those procedures relevant to the area of work.
At all times maintain high levels of confidentiality and information security, complying with the relevant legislation such as the Data Protection Act and the Computer Misuse Act.
Where any processing of information takes place (paper records or electronically) ensure that the data is of good quality, accurate and relevant for purpose.
All employees must adhere to the Trust’s Policy on the Protection and Use of Personal Information which provides guidance on the use and disclosure of information.  The Trust also has a range of policies for the use of computer equipment and computer generated information.  These policies detail the employee’s legal obligations and include references to current legislation.  Copies of the Policy on the Protection and Use of Personal Information and other Information Technology policies are included in the Trust’s Policies and Procedures Manual/Intranet.
Your attention is drawn to the confidential nature of information collected and used throughout the NHS.  The unauthorised use of disclosure of patient, staff or other personal information is a dismissible offence.  The unauthorised disclosure of information could also result in a prosecution for an offence, or action for civil damages, under the Data Protection Act.
You are required to observe the strictest confidence regarding any Confidential Information relating to work of the Trust, its patients/clients and its employees.
“Confidential Information” includes but is not limited to information relating to the Trust received by you in the course of your employment with the Trust or its predecessors, information relating to patients, personnel information, budgeting and financial information and information in respect of which the Trust owes a duty of confidentiality to a third party.
You are required not to disclose any Confidential Information either during or after your employment with the Trust, unless expressly authorised to do so by the Trust or required in the proper performance of your duties or as required by law. 
This obligation will cease only when such information comes into the public domain other than through unauthorised disclosure by you.
Failure to comply with these requirements could result in action being taken under the Trust’s Disciplinary Policy and Procedure.
This obligation is without prejudice to the law concerning protected disclosures in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (the so-called “Whistleblowers Act”).
All employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to provide a safe environment for employees and visitors.
“It is the responsibility of the post holder to be aware of and follow the legislation and guidance regarding Safeguarding Children and Adults as stated in the Trust Safeguarding Policy and the Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) Child Protection Guidance. This applies to all staff regardless of which member of the family is the primary client. The post holder is responsible for ensuring they receive the appropriate level of Safeguarding Children training according to their role’’.
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